Archive for August, 2007

You Spin Me Round-Round Baby

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

Orbitz is a great deal unless you actually need customer service. Then the spin is on. My husband tried for 90 minutes to change a ticket with them today. After being transferred to practically every employee in the company and being disconnected 3 times he grew a second head. It’s true. It popped right out of his shoulder. The house started vibrating from his barely contained rage and the airconditioner struggled to overtake the heat from his frustration. I am worried he now plans to choose a flight destination of India so he can personally wring the neck of every helpful soul he encountered today. By the way, he still has not resolved his ticket issue. After the final disconnect, I begged him off his quest for the weekend so we hopefully could avoid a trip to the ER for apoplexy.

No More!

Monday, August 6th, 2007

If catfood gets any fancier, my husband is really going to start complaining about my cooking. The commercials lately make the dinner I serve my husband look like catfood from 10 years ago!  Hmmmm, I wonder if I popped a can….???  Nah, I’d hate to feed it to him and have an embarrassing recall force a confession.

WANTED – Peeping Toms

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Honestly, I don’t think I can take one more news story where a child has been left in a hot car all day by mistake.  It is too much to bear.  My mind can’t piece together how this even happens.  I try not to judge because I imagine the parent who left the child is beyond insane with guilt over their child’s torturous death.  Beating him or her up with “how could you” remarks solves nothing.  It does strike me that these kids are often dying in parking lots.  This means even if a parent has done the unthinkable and overlooked their child, there is still a chance at saving a child if we all really start getting vigilant about checking out other people’s cars.  I have turned into a Peeping Tom, of sorts, and I invite others to join me.  When I go through the course of my day, I am forever paying attention to the cars around me.  I am on the look out for pets and children.  It doesn’t take but a second to give a section of parking lot a quick once over.  If we all did this, we would cover an amazing amount of ground on a daily basis.