Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Stupid People

On one of my regular trips to QT (QuikTrip is the midwest's AM/PM on steriods for those of you not privy to it's splendors) Anyway - I'm a regular so I trot in like I own the place, grab a cup and hit a traffic jam at the ice machine... What? QT is like a demonstration in process flow, even at their busiest times you can breeze in for a sip, so what's gumming up the process?

Stupid people.

So I watch as, oh, maybe 5 different people attempt in vein to get ice from one of the 4, count them *4* dispensers when you can quite visbly see that there's a hunk of cubes lodged in the chute. Braniacs. But it gets better.

Now, I don't exactly consider myself a genius. Bright, sure, but not some more highly evolved version of the human species, I figure I just try harder. Well, maybe I've been wrong. Because I, in all my normalcy, walk 2 feet away, grab a straw and proceed to stab it up the chute repeatedly, dislodge the ice chunk and get my ice. Here's where it gets weird. I then realize that I have an audience. And I'm thinking, is this what the first ape who used a tool felt like? This is not rocket science people... man has been using tools to accomplish tasks for ages, literally. And here I am, straw in hand being sized up by on lookers as some sort of miracle.


Years ago, working on the phone in customer service I doodled a little gal, frazzled, pulling her hair out and screaming "No More Stupid People!!!". I find the phrase threaputic to this day.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

sub zero

This morning it was 5 degrees with a wind chill of -9! I pulled out my big coat and am thankful that:

1) I have a garage to park in overnight (that was still 42F this morning)
2) DH put new filters in the heater so we have increased efficiency
3) The sunshine is abundant so it at least LOOKS nice outside
4) I had time to cook this weekend so I have yummy leftovers for lunch without having to step foot out of my office
5) we have heaters in the warehouse so it will be at least 50F

AND I just heard the extended forecast - Sunday we're forecast to reach 61!!!

I can't decide if I'm (finally) going to clean out the planters in the front yard or just take Alex to the children's park and play the whole day!!!