Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thinking Out Loud Thursday

Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

All the cool link ups happen on Thursday.

This one is hosted by Penny over at her blog.  Penny was also my gift exchange person for February and her gifts were spot on.  More on that soon.  As in another post all together.

I think a lot.  My mind is almost always going with words.  Like, I should write that down, that sounds really awesome, but does anyone actually want to read my words.  Is that a confidence thing?   Should I be more confident in my writings or do I just suck at writing? 

Speaking of confidence, I’ve had some boosts in confidence with the roller derbs lately.  I’ve been doing things that people don’t except of me.  Like what the heck?  That girl can do that.  Why yes, that girl can transition around a whole line of people with only three inches.  It was done at both MADE speed and WFTDA speed.   Trying to get past someone and just pushing, then realizing I just have to get lower, just a few inches and past them like a flash.  Travel team tryouts were last night.  I did not try out for travel team.  Someone did ask me why.  She wanted to make sure it wasn’t a confidence issue.  It’s not.  It is one of my goals for next year.  I want to finish up school and travel this summer.  Derby will be there for me next year too.  The travel team will have thirty people on it.  More than thirty people are trying out.  It is going to be so hard to vote.  Everyone rocked it out.  Tonight is voting. 

The ice storms around these parts are getting old.  There have been two this week.  The first one was much more than the one today.  IT took the kids and me about 20 minutes to get all the ice off of the car this morning. 

I work in a government office.  We had more people in the office on the crappy, icy, unsafe day then we did on the okay day yesterday.  Today, we’ve had a fair amount of people also.

Here’s my small rant.  The schools are closed due to dangerous roads and icy conditions and freezing temps.  Why are you dragging your children out when everything can be done via internet or phone?  One child didn’t even have a dang coat on and it was cold in our office.  They were having issues with the boiler again.  The kid was all huddled up under his long sleeved shirt trying to keep warm.  The mom had a big puffy coat though.  I had three layers on.  My button up shirt was super adorbs.  It had the Eiffel Tower and other fun Paris things.  I found it at Marshalls for a whole $13.  Marshalls has been one of my favorite places lately.  I bet that mom could have found a coat at Marshalls for her son reasonably priced.  But then again, I’m not the parent of this child.  I know nothing.

Yesterday, my coworker gave me a recipe.  My brilliant self decided to go to the grocery story after work to get the stuff to make it.  I forgot the impending ice storm that was forecasted.  The store was packed.  Lines down aisles and all the bread, milk, eggs and hamburger meat done.  I wonder if they still had cinnamon since they are clearly making French toast with the first three items.  I didn’t check, I need to be better next time.  I got all my items that I needed and picked up a few lunches for the kids to have in case school is closed.  (Which it is)  I got in line to check out.  It was one of the self-service lines.  I had about 20 items.  I waited my ten minutes in line and when it was my turn, I use the app for the store.  That way I don’t have a printed recipe and they automatically take my payment out of my bank account.  It’s a brilliant app and I wish all stores had it.  The lady behind started making impatient groaning noises, I get it, she had five items and I had twenty.  If I let her go in front of me, should I have let everyone go in front of me that had fewer items?  I would never be able to check out myself.  People, get over it.  I don’t have to let you in front of me in line.  Wait your turn, just like I waited my turn.  I spent maybe a whole two minutes checking out, so she needed to calm herself.   It probably took her longer because she didn’t have the app and paid cash. 

This reminds me of another story.  I was at the same grocery store and a man had a receipt for one of the coin star machines.  The customer service was not open.  There were six people in line and I was the next one to be checked out.  The man with the coin star receipt starts to ask everyone in line if he can get in front of them to get his cash and that it would be real quick.  He asked the five people behind me and they all said yes.  He got to me.  I tried to pull the “I’m ignoring you so my back is turned” but he interrupting my ignore phase and asked to get in front of me.  I asked him “Why?” and he said because he would be really quick.  I again asked him “Why?” because that was not a good enough explanation for me.  He said because he needs his money and it would be quick.  I told him that’s not an acceptable reason to get in front of six people waiting to check out.  He, then, began whining that customer service was closed and it wasn’t his fault.  He bothered me enough that I was like whatever, hurry up.  I turned around to the five other people in line and said “Thanks for making me being the a—hole”.  They all looked at the ground, sad like.  It was rude what he did and people allowed him to do it.  We have become so impatient that we think we are the only ones that matter.  Guess what?  Everyone else matters and so does their/your time.  So…my point is….wait in line.  The only time you should be able to skip ahead is if you are in the ER and you are critical, not that person that abuses the ER because they don’t want to go to a regular doctor for their cold that the doctor can’t even do anything about….

Now…my mind is going…where can I buy purple potatoes?  What are purple potatoes even and what can I make with them?

And I’m going to end my thinking out loud there.

1 comment:

  1. There's a video of a guy who is suffering from some major itching and burning in a certain area. Crying and screaming even as he stood in line at the grocery store/pharmacy. I'm pretty sure people let him get to the front of the line.