Friday, May 20, 2011

No backtalking you high schooler boy - you!

Recently Mr. KIR needed a part for our old clunker. He called the local joint and of course they did not have it because we live in a small town. However, they would order it for him. Great! They told him it would be in the next day.

I went in at noon. The young high school-er could not find the part and asked when we had ordered it. I being the non-ordering party did not have a clue, and since I left my phone in the car, asked if  I might borrow the one on the counter DIRECTLY in front of the young worker dude. He sneeringly looked at me and said, "What?"

I repeated my request. He moved his hand two inches and pushed the phone my way and rolling his eyes at me said, "Uhhh ya, I guess, it's totally inconvenient."

I ignored said comment and called Mr. KIR. After info was exchanged, Worker Boy told me it would be in at 3:30.  I left.

I came back at 3:30. No part. Worker Boy told me it would not be in until 4:00.

I came back at 4:15. No part.

Seems, Mr. Worker Boy forgot to order it.

"Hmmmmmm, "  I thought to myself .

I smiled and kindly asked, "Is your manager available?"

When the OWNER came to the front..Worker Boy did not join him. I informed the owner of my coming THREE times and the part not being ordered situation. He apologized profusely.

I said, "Hey, no problem, these things happen. That is not why I asked to speak to you. See, this situation,(make swirling motions with your hands and use your kind head voice please) a bit inconvenient for me." He acknowledged that this was an inconvenience and again was sorry.

I then informed him of Worker Boys RUDE "inconvenient" comment and stated how if I had had another option of place to get the part, I would probably not have returned. I thought it may be a good idea to teach Worker Boy that maybe pushing the phone two inches was NOT so much of an inconvenience as he may have previously thought. The owner was truly sorry and told me he would take care of it.

Ahhh. Sometimes living in a small town is a pain. Sometimes being old and not caring what anyone thinks of you---not so much!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Perplexing--simply perplexing.

Cleanliness is a Virtue

Recently we had guests. Naturally, I cleaned the bathroom they were to use. It was the kids bathroom. One I never use. SO never close the door and such. 
I'm going to pretend THEY did this to the door, and that MY kiddos hands are always clean and could NEVER have left this mess for all company to see!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Two of my offspring gave me a manicure for Mother's Day.
Pony Girl's finished master piece:
  And Little Man's: 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sunday Best

Sunday I got up and dressed myself (I looked fabboooo I might add), helped the kiddos get ready and drove to church. We got there early so I meandered around introducing myself and welcomed two or three not recognized by moi, families. I talked with a few regulars (smiling all the while) and then enjoyed a wonderful sacrament meeting. After, I meandered the halls to primary, smiling and looking great, and helped get primary set up. I then went off to a guest speaker class for the adults. I participated fully. I made a point after class to make my way up to the visiting teacher, to ohh and ahh over her class presentation. It was Fantastic. I then sought out her husband and thanked him for taking the time to travel here, and share her with us. I gathered the kiddos, talked and conversed in the hallway on the way out the door and drove home. A wonderful day. I talked with many a folk and spent some time with my husband--which never happens at church since we have three kids and callings in opposite directions. When I got home, I got lunch for the kiddos, took a nap and got up feeling refreshed and realized...MY SHIRT WAS ON BACKWARDS!