Friday, December 19, 2008

How to rid yourself of your pet peeves...with assistance


***Winter Storm Warning***
Updated: Friday Dec.19th, 2008 5:30 p.m.
A WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. A SNOW TURNING INTO AN ICE STORM EVENT LOOKS LIKELY.

The moisture from the storm will arrive around noon tomorrow. Look for snow accumulation into the night. All valley areas will likely get 6" or more of snow. Scattered areas and into the hills could see 12" of snow. Look for an icy mix to develop Saturday night.


Well, we've survived 2 blasts of arctic air from the north, and now are faced with the third punch that promises to be worse than the rest and it isn't even winter yet. Our thermometer at it's lowest this year has read 11 degrees above 0.
Tomorrow promises to be interesting, we already have 2-3" on the ground from last night and today and "The worst storm in five years" as the local meteorologist puts it, is supposed to hit us tomorrow afternoon. He is promising Snow and possible ice in the form of freezing rain and strong winds, all of which are never a good combo in the same sentence ever!

Living on our hill sometimes gives you a false sense of true weather reality, All day I contemplated going and trying to get some shopping done and I'd look outside and see it snowing like a banshee. So I'd put it off, this went on all day. Come to find out it was only this bad on our hill today. The problem is there are hills to climb to get to our road and some steep embankments and curves with no guard rails to make it past in one direction and a busy hwy in the other direction with a slick hill to stop at the bottom to avoid the Hwy traffic.

So I waited to see if the Mr was willing to take me into town when he arrived home from work, He shows up and says the roads were all clear until you get to our hill, ...it figures!

I did end up going in and buying some grocery's like a gazillion others, The stores were packed, well at least Fred Meyer's was. I'd head down an isle and I'd just get to thinking seriously about what I needed and someone would say pardon me or excuse me an blow my train of thought all to hell. I forgot some things that I needed just because of all the herding down the isles of the grocery store, I hate that.

We decided to stop at the Burger king on the way home to get a burger since I'll probably be cooking for the next week and have a bad case of cabin fever before it's all done. Now, I do not have the best of luck with fast food joints, They on purpose leave something out of my order just to piss me off I swear.

Kentucky Fried Chicken in Canby never seems to get my drive thru order right, They try to save by jipping me of something every time I go there, If it isn't the biscuits, it's the coleslaw and almost always the napkins. I think, when they figure the price of these meals, the price of napkins are figured in there some where, So essentially they are ripping you off and saving the company money at the save time.
Now In Oregon City, where we went tonight, Theres a Micky D's and a Burger King within a 1/2 mi. radius of each other and both are absolutely grating a nerve with me as far as the stupid napkin thing.
Don't they realize you are eating in your car and there is nothing to wipe your hands and face on? What do you do if you spill? I hate food in the car and dislike food on my person even worse. Let's just say, they peeve me the most.
I get through part of my meal and go to reach for the Burger King napkin in the bag and without fail it's not there, Now after being cooped up in the house and then being herded like cattle through the grocery store I needed that napkin to be there for me. But No!
At that point I said to the Mr. You know just once I'd like to smear hamburger all over my face and go back through the drive thru and complain about no napkins. Almost without hesitation he takes what I couldn't finish and smears it all over his moustache and beard and I mean there was chunks of cheese, all orange-ish and gooey and some small amounts burger and bun hanging from his beard. I laughed so hard I almost pee'd myself. He was laughing too.
Then with a straight face he starts the car, I think "Oh no, he's gonna do it." We turn around and he drives into the drive thru lane, They say, "can we help you?" bear in mind at this point they can't see him yet. So he says "you forgot my napkins" I need some napkins and pulls forward to the window.

He pulls up and pokes his head out the window to give the attendant a good view, I'm watching for reaction and for a minute the young girl window attendant reaches to open the window and then in mid reach pulls back, and then thinks to herself Ewwww, but opens the drive up window.
This time there was two attendants that between customers appeared to be having a conversation in the drive up space.
Both were just staring at the Mr. with food hanging from his face. The portly young man had his hand up to his face kind of cupped under his nose and covering his mouth, but I could see in his eyes water welling, he was dying on the inside, Ready to bust a gut at any given moment. Yet with a straight face the Mr. requested his napkin, The young gal hands him a fist full and just stares, Now I'm to the point that if he doesn't pull off I'm gonna lose it. Not that they even knew I was there, They never took their eyes off him in disbelief.
Now that's how to get past being pissed off about no napkins.
I bet they don't forget anyone else's napkins the rest of the night after that one. I got the release I needed, I haven't laughed that hard in ages and found the Mr. is a pretty good actor. How he ever was able to do this without breaking into laughter I'll never know, especially with me snickering under my hand on the other side of the car.
I'd have loved to have been the fly on the wall watching when we pulled off.

5 Left A Love Note :):

Jeannie said...

I haven't done much shopping yet. I figure maybe today.

Hilarious what hubby did. I have the forgotten item problem at the fast food drivethrus so I simply ask at the window for all the little things. AT McD's they actually have a sign that tells you that you have to specifically ask for condiments anyway. But they are still free - when I was in Ireland, I had to pay 10P for a packet of ketchup for my fries (that was about 20 cents back then)

David Tellez said...

I can't believe you guys did that! That is too hilarious! I mean, you do make an interesting point but I don't know if it was too graphic. Then again, I remember my freshman year in high school when I had to discuss the pros and cons of abortion for my English class I used tiny pieces of raw meat as fetuses. So, I guess visual aids do help. Good for you guys! How many more restaurants are you guys gonna help end the unjustice of few or no napkins?

Sweeti said...

You know asking for ketchup or salt is one thing, but a napkin, come on, It's just something that should be automatic.
I want a job policing fast food restaurants...like the secret shopper, I'll have a list of all the things that should be done with regularity, like napkins, graciousness, a thank you and so on.
Oh, David that was too graphic. Did people get sick? I would have.
The Mr. probably will be tempted to do that again, only he had to come home and shampoo and shower to get the food out of his beard, lol. We really hoped we didn't get pulled over or anything on the way home, he was a total mess.

Scott from Oregon said...

You think we got more snow coming?

cool beans!

If I had a beard I would need to shave it off to keep it clean.

Liliana said...

That was very funny Sweeti! they always forget things here too, even food!!!! how are your "girls" with the snow? hehehe