Saturday, March 17, 2007

Things I Learned This Week: 3/17/07

Because I want to spare you from experiencing some of the things I endured over the last few days, I post “Things I Learned This Week” each Saturday. It’s educational, sometimes insightful and for some reason, always makes me look pathetic. I hope that knowing about at least one item on this list will make your upcoming week much easier. So here are the “Things I Learned This Week” for the week of 3/12/07-3/17/07.

! I learned that when I have some one on one time with my boss, it’s best not to tell him in passing that I’ve been looking around and have had quite a few positive inquiries.

! I learned that there is no sense having a garage sale to get rid of our old junk when all we do is go down to our neighbor’s garage sale and buy their old junk.

! I learned that when a coworker asks about the address for my blog because she has heard so many good things about it that it can be taken the wrong way when I tell her I can’t gave her the web address because I have said many, many bad things about her. Although I was only joking, the rest of the office seemed to side with her.

! I learned that when we are half way into a family walk and Ethel alerts us that she has to use the facilities, she really does have to use the facilities. Unfortunately, Lucy then convinces herself that she does too.

! I learned that telling Lucy and Ethel that I might pay them for doing chores when they get older has left them with the impression that they can ask for a penny after everything they do. It could be worse, at least they don’t know what a quarter is.

! I learned that Hawaiian shirt day at work apparently did not entitle me to wearing a floral shirt with a somewhat disrobed island girl on it. I swear it was tasteful.

And lastly,

! I learned that when someone asks why I’m not wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day, I should not respond, “I didn’t need to. I’ve got this really bad infection that turned green on my elbow. Here, want to see?”


Odat said...

Ewww the last one!!!
We do the same thing with garage
Hope you had a fun weekend!

SGT DUB said...

but it's new junk, it's just not the same thing. My wife has learned not to take me to garage sales, it's like a kid in a toy store, "Can I have this? what about that?" Good lessons.

Anonymous said...

I learned that no matter how much gas you give it, a Chevy Cavalier cannot clear a two foot snowbank in reverse.

Actually, I knew that, so I guess technically my boyfriend learned it.

Next time I hope he learns a lesson with his own car.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Other peoples' discarded stuff is always more appealing than our own. That's why we're discarding it.

At least it keeps the energy moving.

And yes, when a small child announces his/her need to use a bathroom, it should never be questioned. Unfortunately, the announcement usually comes too late to do anything about it.

Good luck with your job search. There is nearly always something better out there. You'll find it.

mist1 said...

Why don't you just have a junk swap? I think there's a TV program about that.

Violet said...

About your coworker asking for your blog address - i would far rather give out my blog's address to someone who didn't know me than to someone who did, for that very reason.

Abigail S said...

Ah, the perils of garage sales... Next sale, you'll be selling him back his old junk, and vice versa.

My students are always asking to go to the bathroom during class. I always say no, then watch them. If they're still doing the potty dance after a minute, I'll let them go. But normally, they just want to play.