Gad! They did it again – I hate those reports that say something is really bad for you. They scare people! Yes I know eating too much of anything is bad but how about moderation folks! Anyhow, I read an article that said there is no connection between breast cancer and caffeine. I limit my caffeine for other reasons but when I had cancer the first thing they told me was to cut out the caffeine. Oh yes, and the underarm antiperspirants. Turns out there’s no connection there either. Reminds me of the time in the 60s when it was thought that mustard causes cancer. And we all know about eggs and cholesterol!
Where everybody knows your name – This past week the beloved husband and I went to our local pub. We visit at least twice a month. It’s pub fare but the food is good although simple and the cost is cheap. All that’s good but the best part is that everyone knows us. Feels like home. Cheers!
Seriously? – I went to a trendy home store this past weekend. I like shopping there because it’s inexpensive. They have unusual accent pieces that don’t break the bank and you can throw out when you get tired of them. I had one question and a small bag I wanted to buy. There were three staff people and a few customers. All the clerks would work on the same customer (mostly just observing). Took forever. As a customer was exiting, her big bag caught something in the aisle and it fell. (Wasn’t her fault. The aisle was narrow and cluttered.) It wasn’t glass. That tinkles. All three clerks ran to her. (She didn’t fall. In another store, one person would have gone to help and life would have gone on.) The cashier in my line abandoned the register without locking it. She didn’t help but just looked on dumbfounded (while we waited). In the meantime the few people in the store were lining up in back of me for check out. My turn finally came. I was nice. (I know it’s hard to believe as I have no patience with stupid.) I asked my question. She gave me the wrong answer. I re-asked my question explaining why her answer was wrong. She gave me yet another wrong answer. (She was having difficulty telling the difference between shapes – round vs. square vs. oval.) I left the store exasperated. Totally oblivious to her bad service, she asked me to fill out a customer service questionnaire on-line. Oh yeah! Here come da judge!
Look out! – I’m a terrible passenger. I’m the one who breaks and points out everything to the distraction of the driver. Makes the beloved husband nuts. We were at a 4 way stop sign. He stopped as did the other three cars. Unfortunately the last person to enter the intersection thought they should be first through. After we started into it, they came blasting through. It was a near miss. I couldn’t believe I didn’t see it. The car would have T-boned my side. I have to practice my back seat driver skills. Clearly I’m getting rusty.
More Jake – I finished clearing out Jake’s possessions, washing some for reuse and discarding others. I washed his bed with the drool on it. It’s nice and clean and fresh smelling. I had no takers with the other cats. I put in catnip. Still no takers. I got FRESH catnip. They all come to smell it but no one will go in. When Jake was alive any of the cats would use it. Perhaps they have decided to make it a shrine. Gotta love cats!
So how was your week? See any stupid?