I worked overtime – someone had to be there and I volunteered. But again it wasn’t that busy so instead of Ponderings, I thought I’d do Pet Peeves. I can only be kittenishly sweet for so long ;-)
Pet Peeve: When I’m running late – say for work because I was on the internet too long, but I still need that morning coffee so I go through the drive-through lane at the coffee place and the person ahead of me is ordering an unusual breakfast for the wife, the kids, the grandparents – and any other kind of relatives.
Hello – if you have a big order – go inside and get it!! There are people like me in a hurry.
Pet Peeve: Birds who like to play chicken or dare – specially on the highway. What vicarious thrill can be going through their bird brains that they want to swoop in front of you when you are doing 100 kilometers an hour. Believe me – I don’t want to hit them. I did once and it was awful. But they insist on swooping in front of me. It’s almost like a dare to them,
“OK, Frank, it’s your turn up again. Let's see how close you can get to that car.”
Squirrels can also fall into this category, but they aren’t as bad as birds and thankfully I’ve never hit one. I’ve heard that deer are also big on this game and again thank heavens I've never hit one.
Pet Peeve: When I order a coffee going through a drive through a certain way - decaf, 3 sweetners, 2 cream and I get a caffeinated, 1 milk and no sweetners (or sugar). I can tell the difference! In conjunction with this one – ordering Swiss Chalet – DARK meat and I get white meat instead. I prefer the dark meat!
Pet Peeve: When a show I’ve been waiting all week for suddenly gets pulled. I just discovered that Blood Ties was running again on the Space Channel. I got all set to sit down and watch it yesterday for a nice Henry Fitzroy fix and it’s not anymore. It was on last week when I was working – but not yesterday when I wasn’t. Instead some movie took it’s place. I went forwards and backwards looking for it – but nothing *sad sigh* Now I’m really wanting that fix. Before this one they did the same thing to me with the last So You Think You Can Dance. Before there was Nico, there was the
Pet Peeve: When I put a book I’m really enjoying down and then can’t remember where I put it. I know I’ve mentioned this before – but darned if I didn’t do it again this morning. I spent precious minutes looking for it – I was already on the computer too long. I couldn’t find it and had to take another one. Mind you – I’m quite enjoying the other one too – a luscious medieval but I was on a roll with the other one – and it’s my reread book.
Pet Peeve: Why do we have to pay 25¢ in some grocery stores for a cart ‘rental’? Yes – I sort of understand the reasoning behind it. I worked in a grocery store and once or twice a month the stock boys (eeewww that’s an outdated term but I couldn’t think of one to replace it) would go around the neighbourhood to round up the carts that shoppers took their groceries home in and neglected to return. But do you know how many times I’ve forgotten to check to see if I have a quarter before I leave only to end up routing through the dark depths of my purse
That's all I came up with because then thank goodness it got busy
Funny of the day: I did have some fun with my oldest son yesterday though, in what I silently called “Revenge on the Male Channel Surfer". He came over for a visit and to do his laundry – I think laundry was the main purpose. I had control of the channel changer for a change and I decided to see what bizarre shows he would sit through before balking. We watched a bit of Hell’s Kitchen, then the Great Recipe Cookoff. We both thought the Lucky Ducky Duck Burger was odd. Then he sat through a repeat episode of Celebrity Apprentice – he went for Tom Green and I went for Scott Hamilton, though I knew in advance that poor Scott was the one going to be fired – we debated that for a while and I was surprised that he seemed to get somewhat into it. But he reached his breaking point during Toddlers and Tiaras. It was only on for 15 minutes before he crumbled and asked me to switch it something else. I quite had fun with that I did.