05.03.2013 § Leave a Comment
Letter came from my bank this week.
The envelope was labeled with “Important Information.” And I use quotes, because they used quotes.
Is that banking sarcasm? It’s either “important” or it’s not. Don’t play with my emotions by putting it in quotes.
Now, all I’m picture is a group of people at my bank sitting and stuffing envelopes with one person having a stamp with quotes and one having a stamp without quotes. Then they make judgment calls right there and then on what is “Important Information” and what is actually Important Information.
Either that, or someone official actually called it “Important Information” at some point, in which case it should read:
“Important Information” - Bank person
It could even make it on an inspirational poster someday.
“Just a thought.”
04.28.2013 § Leave a Comment
Just so you know, Teddy Grahams, I normally do a pretty good job at shopping the perimeter of the grocery store.
But I still find that on nearly every trip in recent memory, a box (or two) of Teddy Grahams has found its way into my cart. Yet, oddly enough, I’ve never really paid attention to the details of the nutrition label. Particularly, serving sizes.
Well, not until today.
Yes, that’s right. I’ve been proudly eating snacks that are explicitly labeled for children under four.
I sort of feel like Nabisco and my grocery store’s rewards card now judge me, and that is upsetting. Well. Not upsetting enough for me to stop eating them. Maybe just one more line of info made for snackers over twenty-five would be nice?
Only a suggestion.
12.31.2012 § Leave a Comment
While it wasn’t my favorite movie of all time, I was excited to see the preview and learn that you’ll be broadcasting Burlesque on New Year’s Day!
Though we do need to talk. And it’s serious.
When the preview came on, the voiceover stated that it was the network television premiere event with, and I quote: “Christina Aguilera, Julianne Hough, and Kristen Bell.”
UMMMMMMMMMMMMMM. No mention of CHER?!!!!
I don’t even have to say anything else. You know this is blasphemous.
You know I’m angry.
But dangit, you know I’ll still be watching.
12.29.2012 § Leave a Comment
When I was at my grandpa’s this past week for the holidays, I was flipping through some old photo albums that I found. One not only had pictures of my great great grandpa’s bakery trucks (the family owned “the bakery” in town), but it also had one of my grandpa’s early driver’s licenses.
On the back was a legitimate legal turn signal guide.
Today, my car has a “quick turn” function so that I don’t even have to push down the turn signal lever all the way. All I have to do is tap it up or down to get three quick flashes indicating I’m switching lanes.
This is because pushing down a lever all the way, and then manually pushing it back up is a lot of work.
Thankfully, I don’t have to do this … nor do I have to roll down my window, stick my arm out in the blazing heat or extreme cold, and wave my arm like a crazy person to show what my next move on the road will be.
Though think about rush-hour nowadays and how funny it would be if there were constant arms hanging out of windows flailing for every time you hit the brakes.
Kind of hilarious.
11.21.2012 § 2 Comments
It’s kind of counterproductive to show the password to the wireless network in all uppercase, just to put next to it that you need to type it in in all lowercase. Why not just show the password in lowercase to begin with?
If nothing else, at least make the “(LOWERCASE)” bigger seeing that it’s actually an important little bit of information that you’ll need should you try to gain access.
And what’s with ending the first sentence with a question mark AND an exclamation point? It seems a little dramatic. I’ve been at this gym for nearly a year now and have never once seen someone frantically searching for how to gain internet access. And if someone were to be that frantic, they’re for sure going to miss the tiny mention that the assumed uppercase is in fact not the way to go.
11.17.2012 § Leave a Comment
I can tell when you’re with your friends and not listening to me on the phone, because the conversation goes:
Me: “So what time were you thinking?”
Mom: “Oh ok, well I’ll talk to you later. Bye!”
Pretty clear. ♥
10.25.2012 § 2 Comments
I have influence.
Well. It’s more the case that I have an awesome friend. Who humored and thrilled me today with her use of my “Just so you know” for a morning parking incident, of which she gave not only a Facebook post, but also my favorite new hashtag: #justsoyouknow
And I have to agree with KT. Just so you know, Nissan pick-up driver … taking up four spots in a parking lot that knowingly fills up pretty quickly is not only rude, it’s pretty bold.
10.20.2012 § Leave a Comment
Yes, I get that it was rainy.
Yes, I get that it was cold.
And, yes. I know also get that you’re an inconsiderate human being.
Now I would like YOU to get that I do not appreciate this:
What’s even more annoying is that I parked right across from the cart corral, which means the extra 10 steps it would have taken to maintain your human decency should have been worth it.
Someone is lucky that they were gone before I came out of the store. I don’t know what would have happened, but you can be sure that the pad of paper that I keep in my car for handwritten “just so you knows” would have been put to full use.
Unacceptable, fellow shopper.