People

And a large Pepsi, please

I’m in the office working on the computer. Sheri is in the living room watching some sort of music awards thing. (I suspect it’s morbid curiosity rather than caring about who wins what.) I can hear some of the songs, and they sound like wounded animals whining about something or other with a drum track.…

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Not confidence-inspiring

When you’re talking to a customer service rep and they ask if they can call you back because it will take a few minutes to find the information you requested, that’s OK. What’s not OK is for that rep to not ask for a phone number, especially when said number was neither asked for nor…

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How not to get hired by an Indian Buffet

I guess it’s “People behaving oddly in public” week on my blog. Here’s another story that took place a few months ago. I have a weekly meeting I attend, and in order to grab a bite before the meeting, I go to an Indian Restaurant near the meeting location. Sheri usually joins me and we…

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A Walmart service that I didn’t know existed

We were recently in Walmart doing some shopping. As we entered the produce area, we saw a lady approach one of the employees and ask, “Do you have a knife, I only need a piece of this cabbage.” The employee laughed, thinking she was joking. I thought it was pretty funny, too. Only the customer…

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Merry Christmas! (there, I said it)

I had friend say “Merry Christmas, er, I mean Happy Holidays” last night. I put that to an end right there. I told her “I’m not a Christian, but don’t ever not wish someone a Merry Christmas. If they can’t handle sincere good wishes, it’s their problem and not yours. Too bad if you offend…

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Lincoln didn’t

A co-worker just asked me which president had not lied or broken a campaign promise in the co-worker’s lifetime. I replied: “Lincoln. He is already dead.”

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Hoarders Hotel?

I like the show “Hoarders”. It’s a little scary to watch because there’s a little hoarder in me. Watching helps to remind me to keep that in check. And there’s the “morbid curiosity” factor as well. One of the regulars on the show is Matt Paxton. He seems like a nice enough guy and has…

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I wish this were true and not satire…

Bloomberg was having an informal working lunch with city comptroller John Liu at the time and was enraged by the embarrassing prohibition. […] “Hey, could I get another pepperoni over here?” Bloomberg asked owner Antonio Benito. “I’m sorry sir,” he replied, “we can’t do that. You’ve reached your personal slice limit.” Michael Bloomberg is a jackass. He…

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A day that really stinks

Yesterday on the train on my way to work, I was sitting there quietly chatting with my train buddy Andy, who was sitting across from me. We both had empty spaces next to us. A few stops in two young ladies get on and  they sat next to us. the Kim Kasdashian lookalike sat next…

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Slip Sliding Away

It snowed yesterday in Denver. The front of my car is covered in icicles. I got home from work tonight and parked outside. When I opened the garage door to go into the apartment, I noticed a trash bag that needed to go to the dumpster. I put the mail and my backpack on a…

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I wish I had seen this one coming

There is currently an ad on Craigslist where a psychic wants to hire a receptionist. Wouldn’t the psychic just know and contact the person directly? “Hi, this is So-And-So the Psychic, and I would like to hire you.” Perhaps it’s just laziness on the part of the psychic. Then again, I used to joke about…

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