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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge




1. My real life friends came through with another question this week so thank you real life friends. When you've eaten in a restaurant do you complete their comment card? Do you take online surveys highlighted at the bottom of store receipts? 

I don't usually fill out their comment cards, mostly because the waiter might remember my face with the comment card, and if I didn't say something nice, they might ban me. lol

I typically will only say something if the service was atrocious. And I've only complained about restaurant service to the restaurant once. My BFF and I went to a restaurant for lunch about 10 years ago or so, and our waitress basically forgot about us once we ordered our lunch. We had to ask other servers and even the poor hostess for drink refills, that I got the wrong order when my food came out, and at times, just ask where our waitress was - which no one ever knew the answer to that one. It was the only time ever that I left no tip, because I was so pissed. I got home and went online and relayed the whole story to the company. I got a letter in the mail from the manager of that specific restaurant who gave me a voucher for a free meal and appetizer, with his apologies and that what had happened was inexcusable. About a year later, the restaurant went out of business in our town.
 

2. The (US) ban on women in combat was lifted at the end of January. It will probably be next year before specifics are worked out, but its been reported over 200,000 front line positions will eventually open up to women.  Your thoughts? 

Be careful what you wish for, ladies.
 

3.  In looking back at all the blog posts you've written, what's your favorite post title

Is it wrong that I have no idea? lol
4. What's worse-overly permissive parents or overly protective parents?  Did your own parents lean more to the permissive or the protective category?  If you're a parent where do you fall? 

My parents were pretty protective, but because I was a pretty good kid, they were permissive in certain areas. Really, I had it pretty easy growing up because my parents were pretty freaking awesome.
 
I think being too much on one extreme or the other is bad no matter how you spin. You have to find a comfortable medium.
 

5.  Candlelight-moonlight-firelight-bright lights in the big city...which one's your favorite? 

Anything but bright lights in the big city.
 

6. Dr. Seuss's birthday was celebrated on Saturday. What's a favorite book you remember (Seuss or otherwise) from your own childhood?  Did books play an important role in your growing up years? Explain. 

But No Elephants. My mom used to read this to me all. the. time. I could hardly get enough of it. I know I still have it somewhere in my parents house with my other kids books. I can't wait to read it to my future kids.  

Books played a huge role in my childhood. Once I could read, I almost always had a book in my hand. My love of Arabian horses is solely because of The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley that I read as a kid. I hope that my future children will enjoy reading as I and my parents and my grandparents all have.
 

7.  To quote Dr. Seuss...
"From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere." 
from One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish

Share something funny you've recently read, seen or heard.  

I put a client and their pet into an exam room. The dog was obviously not wanting to go because, duh, it's a vet clinic, and the owner was embarrassed because "usually her dog is so much better behaved than this." (Of course) We eventually make it into the exam room and I tell her the doctor will be in to see her in just a moment. As soon as the door is shut, I hear her say to her dog, "What's the matter with you?! You're embarrassing me!!"

I nearly lost it. I clamped my hand over my mouth and nose and went farther into the back where I laughed my ass off.

I felt sorry for the dog, by the way. lol 

Also? Exam rooms are not sound proof. Just an FYI. lol

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

This conversation played out Monday night while watching TV:

Dad (to himself, trying to pull his afghan up): Well you can't pull it up if you're standing on it, stupid.

Mom: Especially if it's your underwear.

Mom nearly choked on her ice cream and I nearly choked on my popcorn - from laughter.

Because it's totally true.
 

24 comments:

  1. I used to love reading "If I ran the Circus" to my kids. Some of the tongue twister in that one were super challenging and we would all end up in giggles by the end

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    1. I hadn't heard of that one. Tongue twisters are always good fun.

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  2. Love your vet exam room story! We pet owners sure can treat our doggies like children! And think/know they reflect on US! ha. I'm sure you see all kinds of pet "parents" come in to the practice!

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    1. We are all guilty of it. But some people are just hilarious.

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  3. OK, both your funny story and your random thought made me crack up!! Thanks for the laugh!

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  4. Your funny story rocks! I have to take our two dogs to the vet tomorrow for their annual check-ups...PLEASE don't let them embarrass me! ;)

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    1. Hope your vet appointment is embarrassment free!

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  5. The Giving Tree is my favorite book and I still can't read it without crying.

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  6. Thanks for the chuckles today!!!! :) Great stories ...

    and now I have to go find that Elephants book ... NEVER heard of it?!

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    1. You're welcome!

      A lot of people haven't heard of it, but it's a pretty good book.

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  7. Loved both of your funny stories. Your mom and dad sound like fun. :)

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  8. I know we talk to our dog like she's human. I'm certain she understands us : )

    Have a great day!

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    1. They probably understand more than we think.

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  9. I had never heard of But No Elephants, so I googled it. Very cute.

    Pets are like family. I guess that is why people talk to them like they are human. My daughter and I always talked with our dwarf hamster, even at the vet. Sure. She didn't understand a word but we figured it is the tone of voice that matters. And whenever my daughter went up to bed she would always say, "Hi, Daisy. I am off to bed." As soon as Daisy heard her voice she would come out of her house and run around looking up until my daughter would pick her up. They would play for quite a while. Sweet little thing. We miss her.

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    1. We spend enough time with our pets that they do really become a member of the family. They have their own personalities, and they know their people.

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  10. Love that you love books! It's World Book day in the UK today!

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    1. World Book Day? We need one of those over here. lol

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  11. Favorite Dr. Seuss... Are you my mother. It's actually PD Eastman with Seuss. And I will rarely do the survey card if it's bad service.... but if it's good.... they will know it. It's important to recognize the ones who do their job over and above.

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  12. Thanks for the laugh today! I really liked your stories.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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