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Saturday September 22nd 2018

The Library Bandit And Other Annoying Things

mom says

Today has been a long day and annoying day.  There should be a law in place that only so many annoyances can occur in any given day.  Once you meet your quota for the day, no one else or nothing else is allowed to annoy you.

School Meeting

It started with my a meeting at the school about my 13 year old son that lasted well over an hour.  Then another half hour discussion with my son’s dad about the meeting we had.  At the end of both meetings still no answer or solution to problem…ugh.  Two and half hours discussing that there is a problem which is something I have already been mainly keenly aware of through multiple phone calls and discussions with teachers and the dean.  I guess they thought repeating the same information in person would somehow make all the difference.

Lunch Time

It was lunch time when I was done with the meetings so I decided to go to my favorite pub to get lunch.  The food was great but I am annoyed with their new practice.  It is probably just a me thing but still annoyed.  I love grill cheese sandwiches and I thoroughly enjoy their grill cheese sandwich.  It is made with Texas Toast and lots of cheese, it comes with fries and a pickle wedge.  It is perfect sized for me for lunch.  I have been going there and getting it for months now.

Today, I order and eat and then go to pay only to find out that there is now a $2.00 up-charge to my grill cheese.  The up-charge is marked as “adult sized”.  You see the grill cheese only comes on the kids menu, which is common in most restaurants.  I have never been charged an “adult sized” charge ever when ordering a grill cheese off of any menu in any restaurant.  Now I get that meals on the kids menu are smaller than the adult sized meals because they are made for kids.  I also understand that they are priced less because of their smaller portion size.  I have never asked for a larger portion size because the kids size is perfect for me.

My annoyance is because the grill cheese meal was not “adult sized”.  It was no different from the same old “kid sized” portion I have always gotten.  There weren’t more fries or a bigger sandwich or even an extra pickle spear (actually they even forgot the pickle spear this time and I didn’t complain).  So basically I am being charged $2.00 more now solely because I am an adult not because the meal itself is “adult sized”.  I just find that wrong and annoying.  I have no problem paying an “adult sized” charge if the portions are in fact increased from a “kid sized” portion to an “adult sized” one.  I do have a problem with the portions being identical and I am only being charged a higher price because I am an adult.  I know it is probably just me but I am who I am.

Library

After lunch I had to go over to the library to return two books and look for a new one.  I couldn’t find the book I was looking for because it was checked out.  It always seems the book I am looking for is checked out.  I tried to find an alternate book based on the same subject matter but that was a challenge as well.  After the computer telling me that there were no books at all in existence on the subject I was looking for I just started perusing the shelves.  I found several books after looking up and down three aisles of books so their stupid computer was wrong.

I was disappointed the specific book I wanted wasn’t available but happy to have found some others that were close.  I took my books, 4 in all, up to the counter to check out.  Three people sitting behind the counter with no customers in front of any of them yet, a line with 6 people in it.  Doesn’t that make you want to yell at someone?  When I finally get to the counter, I am told my library card is no good.  I just used my library card on the 30th of September with no issues.  The library lady couldn’t explain what the issue was and instead made me go through the process of filling out a new application for a library card.

After she approved my library card, she informed me I could only check out 2 of my 4 books because my card was brand new…argggghhhhh!  By this point, I was more than annoyed, I was pissed off.  I asked for a library supervisor because this was insane.  A week ago I could check out as many books as I wanted but for some reason today that same card is invalid and now I can only check out 2 books.  I know I could have just put two books back but that wasn’t the point.

The library supervisor explained that on the 4th of October I applied for a new card which invalidated my old card.  I didn’t apply for a new card on the 4th of October but trying to convince the library supervisor of that was like talking to a wall.  He insisted that I must have applied for a new card because it is in the system and there is no way someone else could have applied for a card in my name because you must show ID to apply for a library card.  I suggested, to his horror, that someone at the library made a mistake when inputting the application for whoever did apply.  It ended with him allowing me to check out all 4 of my books and agreeing to “look into” the library card issue.  He assured me if there was an error made, by me applying for a new card today that it would invalidate the card that was issued on the 4th of October.

You would think the “system” would throw up a red flag when a card is used on the 30th of September, a new card applied for on the 4th of October and then a new card applied for again on the 6th of October but apparently not.  I guess there is a library bandit running around out there applying for fake library cards, to what mischievous end I have no clue.

Dinner

I get done doing all my running around and come home to empty ice trays in the freezer and an empty water filter in the fridge….dang kids.  How do you empty an ice tray and then stick it back in the freezer?  They all hate filling the water filter and I rarely use it so I let them suffer and go without on that one but I need my ice cubes.

I start making dinner, eggs, pancakes and muffins, only to hear two of the four kids complain that they no longer eat pancakes.  What kid doesn’t eat pancakes for that matter what adult doesn’t eat pancakes?  Pancakes are little fluffy discs of delicious goodness that you get to pour liquid sugar on.  I was already annoyed with the day so I told them too bad, eat the pancakes or go without.  I was not changing my dinner plans on the whims of these kids.  One day they eat something, the next day they don’t….I can’t keep up.  They didn’t starve they still had eggs and muffins to eat.  I did forget to stop and get bacon when I was out and they complained about that too but they will survive.  I know how do you have breakfast for dinner without bacon…but trust me it can be done.

End of the day

My day is done.  I am not done with all I should have gotten done but tough to bad.  I am annoyed and tired and just want to go to bed.  Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day.  Like my new avatar says:

Things to do today:
1) Get up
2) Survive
3) Go back to bed

Done, done and done…goodnight all.

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