Monday, January 11, 2010

Case of the Mundays!

Well not really, but since it is Monday I just thought I would say it! Today hasn't been too incredibly boring. Of course, it is still snowing here. Not enough to create havoc on the roads but just enough to make your car REALLY dirty and to make it nearly impossible to see out of your windshield. I can't wait for this to stop so we can get the cars washed! Somehow Deaner always seems to brush his dress pants against the car and arrive home with filthy pants.

Today has consisted of lot of laundry. It is amazing how much laundry accumulates in our house when I manage to ignore it for a solid week. I guess I thought that it would wash itself but it definitely did not! Along with the laundry I cleaned up our disasterously disorganized house and now it is to my standard. I'm sure Deaner will get home from work soon and mess it all up again! Speaking of, Deaner just called to say that he was on his way home from work. He went to the gym, got all the way to the locker room, opened his gym bag only to find out that he didn't bring his workout clothes!! HA!! I am sort of wondering what WAS in the bag that made him THINK he had his clothes!

So I also made a trip to the commissary today. I know I know, no day would be complete without going to the grocery store. I feel like I go there everyday. Anyways, I have always found it obnoxious that the commissary doesn't pay the baggers ANYTHING and that the patrons are supposed to supplement their wages. First of all, I have no problem tipping a bagger who carries my groceries out to the car. However, I resent the fact that my $2 or $3 dollar tip never seems like enough because it is the only money that these people make. I mean since I go to the grocery store all the time I never have that many bags and it takes the bagger all of about 2.5 minutes to get them bagged, out to the car, loaded and return to the store. Today took the cake. This dude was bagging my groceries and I had all of about 5 bags. We started towards the car in the snow and I made a comment to him about the snow just trying to be friendly. The guy just looked at me like I was retarded and made zero response. When we got to the car I picked up three bags and he picked up two and put them in the truck of the car. He then turned to me and held out his hand for his tip. I begrudgingly handed it over. He didn't thank me and he turned around and walked away not even closing the lid to my trunk!!!! HELLO??? I was totally put out and annoyed. I could have carried those dang bags myself and not tipped the mute a dime. I was really annoyed. From here on out, unless I have heavy drinks, I'm going thru self checkout!

I'm already looking forward to the long weekend coming up! Now I only have to get through the next four days! Next week we are going to England for the week. It's always pretty boring there but maybe this time I will be surprised! Alright, time to start dinner! Then we get to watch the new season of True Blood! Cannot wait!! I need to do a better job of taking pictures so that I can have some to post on here. I will try and do better tomorrow!!

2 comments:

KT said...

I love a tip, which is supposed to be be given when you truly appreciate good service of someone who goes above and beyond what they should, becomes something that is expected and not even appreciated! I understand that it sucks if they have to rely on tips for their wages, but if it were me, I would be extra nice in an effort to get really good tips!

d.a.r. said...

I always, always, always, go through self-checkout at the comm. It just feels so weird to pay someone to take my stuff to the car. I'm not an invalid! Plus, I am a freak about how I like things bagged...haha!