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One empowered woman's struggle against the world
Wednesday February 20th 2019

Election Day 2010

mom says

Today is election day.  I am not all that big into politics.  I listen and pay attention but I get sick of all the attack ads and just tune the majority of them out.  It is extremely difficult to pick a candidate to vote for when all the candidates have something or have done something shady in their past.  Who am I to judge whether or not these people are still shady or will bring this shady crap into the office they so want to be elected too?  I honestly don’t want to vote for any of them and it is unfortunate that I am not alone in that thinking.  I will still go vote and I encourage everyone else to vote as well.  I know it is picking the lesser of two evils but at least you get to pick.

All Behind The Scenes

For the next few days all my work will be behind the scenes.  Awww you will miss me I know but don’t worry I am still here.  When I was doing the designing and setting up the Halloween theme I ran into many many many headaches.  There is still a great deal I need to learn about javascript.  Most plugins for WordPress are run off of some javascript or jquery and I don’t know much about either one.  When a problem came up I didn’t know how to fix it.

I spent days trying to figure out how to make things work and get conflicts to end.  Then I had to rewrite some of the code to make it work with other stuff I already had on the website.  In the end I actually had to turn off some performance features in order to make everything work the way it was suppose to work.  In the end it was worth it, at least for me, but I don’t want to continually run into these kinds of headaches every time I want to change something or add something useful.

Now that I have a learned a few new things I want to use the things I have learned to go back and redo something the things that are already on the website but not in the best way.  I seriously Mickey Moused several things but it worked so no big deal.  Well it isn’t really a big deal now either other than I would like to do it right now that I know how to do it right.  In addition, it will make things run more smoothly and when I want to do something nifty like change up the site for a holiday it won’t take me days to rewrite a ton of code to make it work.

Admire but don’t touch

So there I was standing in the Wal-mart hair care isle this morning.  I am considering coloring my hair again and was checking out some of the new products that have come out.  A woman, in her mid thirties I would say, was also on the aisle.  As I was reading one of the boxes I felt someone stroking my hair.  Now my mom used to work at this Wal-mart and I do still know people there so I thought, no prayed, it was someone I knew.  It wasn’t, it was the lady that was in the aisle with me.  I moved away politely and she apologized then began to explain her action.  She was admiring how pretty, shiny and soft looking my hair was even though it was curly.  She didn’t mean to stroke it she just wanted to touch it to see if it felt as soft as it looked (it does) and got carried away.  Carried away?  How about crazy?  Don’t touch me if you don’t know me.  It is very simple.

More crazy from Wal-mart shoppers

At the end of two of the checkout aisles there are little refrigerators that hold energy drinks and coffee.  One refrigerator is at one end of the 22 registers and the other at the other end.  I wanted to grab a coffee on my way out but there was a guy standing in front the refrigerator staring into it intently.  I waited for a few moments but then said excuse me so I could grab my coffee.  The man then blocked the refrigerator, seriously who does that?  Worse he asked me to recommend an energy drink and then proceeded to tell me how he went out, got drunk last night and now has to be at work and needs some energy.  He also thinks all the alcohol isn’t out of his system (and your are going to work, nice, hope you aren’t a heart surgeon or anything) and is concerned the energy drink might make him appear drunk (that would be the alcohol still in your system, not the energy drink).  I explained I don’t know about energy drinks because I get my energy from coffee, which I was just going to grab and be on my way.  He still didn’t move.  I contemplated walking all the way to the other end of the line of registers but thought that was just stupid.  He was insistent that he needed some help picking the right energy drink.  So I did the evil thing and picked one for him, he wouldn’t get out of my way and let me get my coffee otherwise.  I know absolutely nothing about the energy drink I picked, it just happened to be in a prettier can than the others.  I am pretty sure my decision was worse than what his would have been but such is life when you keep me from my coffee and ask me to make the decision.

Crazy Wal-mart cashier

You would think two crazy people in one trip would be enough but the fates had one more crazy to go.  I get to the register and the girl, she looked about 18, began scanning my stuff.  In the middle her cell phone rings.  Now you would think the professional thing to do is ignore it but this is Wal-mart after all.  She stops scanning my stuff and answers her phone.  In her defense, she did pause long enough to say, “I had a huge fight with my boyfriend give me a sec I know you understand”.  Then she turned around and began talking to her boyfriend.  Ummm I don’t understand.  I could care less about the fight with your boyfriend, I just want to pay and go home.  I amazed even myself at this point and stood there for a few minutes before saying anything.

After a few minutes and literally minutes, I finally said, “hey get off the phone and finish doing your job, you can call him on your break”.  She turned around and looked like she was about to start crying.  For note, I don’t do well with crying people.  I actually felt bad for like a nano second but come on she really shouldn’t be answering her phone.  I apologized for snapping at her but asked if she could finish ringing me up.  I really did feel bad for that nano second.  Then she got back on the phone and said, “I have to go this bitch is giving me a hard time”.  The boyfriend wanted details it seemed and she began to tell him I was being difficult and wouldn’t allow her to talk right then.

Ok now I was pissed.  First I had the lady touching me, then the guy bothering me about energy drinks and now this…oh no…that was more than enough for me.  I told her she had no work ethic and her mother would be ashamed of her, to stop being a sap and answering the phone at the risk of her job every time her boyfriend called, that the fight wasn’t that big of deal since the boyfriend was still calling, to get some self respect and to finish doing her job before I got her supervisor to come do it for her.  The self respect part was because she was groveling and apologizing to her boyfriend because she got mad that he stayed out all night having sex with some other women.

Ladies if your boyfriend cheats on you, get a new boyfriend.  Whatever you do, don’t apologize for getting angry that he is out cheating on you.  That is just good common sense.

Anyhow, she did get off the phone and she did start crying but at least she finished ringing up my stuff.  I didn’t feel bad at all for snapping at her the second time, she deserved it.  Sorry her relationship is sucking at the moment but that is not my problem.  I was nice enough to not report her to the supervisor so I am not completely heartless.

Finally made it home

I finally made it home and am now getting some work done.  The stupid phone has rang eight times since I walked in the door and started working.  Tele-marketers drive me nuts.  I am even on the do not call list but somehow they find a way around it and call anyways.  I have four hours until the boys get home so I am hoping to get some of the behind the scenes stuff started after I am done here.

I am not voting till later today.  The voting poll is right behind my house in the neighborhood clubhouse and I can see that there are a million people over there.  Which reminds me.  This morning when I was taking the boys to school, some guy almost hit us.  He was busy looking at all the election signs and not paying attention to driving.  He turned down the wrong lane and I had to lay on the horn to get him to see he was about to hit us.  Luckily the lane is wide enough he was able to pass us without hitting us.  Now that I think about it that should have been the warning sign that today was going to be a little messed up.

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