Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekend update

Apparently this blogging thing is going to be down to once a week. During the sixth load of laundry of the weekend, I have allotted 9.2 minutes in which to update friends and family as to my life. Mostly because I no longer have time to SEE any of them:)

Bethany had All-West this weekend. She got to leave school early, which she thought was pretty cool, and go practice with some amazingly talented young people and a really fun director. Their concert was this Saturday, so we got all gussied up and went downtown to watch and ogle them. Of course, you have to be careful what you say at these things, since you never know whose parents you are sitting next too... but, may I just say that the soloist was A-MA-ZING. That David boy from American Idol had nothing on him, and I really wanted him to win.

Interesting note during this event. It appears that true courtesy is lost in my generation. Of course the auditorium is packed to standing room only, but it doesn't even occur to the people sitting next to the empty seats to make room or be inviting to those of us who were new and had no idea how packed this thing was going to be. When I finally did get a seat, there were three seats on my left with a woman sitting in the middle. At the approach of a sweet looking married couple she had no problem admitting that the seats were empty... it just didn't occur to her to move over and let them sit together. So, wifey sat on my left with her bewildered hubby on the other side of this stranger. How RUDE!

I also had a snippy little girl waiting on us at Sam's Friday night. Why do they do this thing where a lone checker girl logs all of your intended purchases into her space age hand held computer thingy while you are waiting in line? For some reason, she doesn't do the meat and she was also having trouble keeping up with what she had and had not scanned. I was trying to keep up because I don't want to be overcharged, but we still couldn't remember if she had rung up the trash bags... Guess those are free:) When I pointed out that there were only two lines open on Friday night at 7PM with about a dozen or so people waiting each and that maybe they should consider opening one of the plethora of empty registers she informed me that she would if they HAD more people. Hmmm. Maybe she could use a register; didn't say it, just thought it. What I did say was that I thought that that was funny considering my son who has been looking for work for months and can't seem to find anyone hiring. I guess that the people at Sam's think that as long as we will continue to wait in line for 30 minutes per visit, all while our ice cream is becoming... cream... they can add to the bottom line by utilizing less working bodies.

Oops... there's the dryer buzzer.

See you next week:)

1 comment:

My Goodness said...

You're busy and life is different, but I hope you're doing well with all the changes!! See you tomorrow night!