Wednesday, May 13, 2009

SICK, AI, and Watch Me Wednesday

Oh when, When, dear reader did it become acceptable to be blatantly rude!?! I'm not talking about a bad attitude, that is a whole different post, I'm talking about general table manners... EVEN WHEN YOU ARE NOT AT THE TABLE.

So what, you ask, has my undies in a bunch?

Let me start by saying that I put in my time as a grocery store bagger. I enjoyed it, I was GOOD at it. I talked politely to the customer, I made them feel appreciated even if they were just buying a pack of gum. If they were upset (in regards to their shopping experience) I did everything within my power to make it right. I would help them cheerfully to their car and I would certainly have NEVER belched in their ear or hocked a lunger as I retreated back to the store. Which is exactly what the bagger who "helped" me to my car did tonight!

I kid you not. I had only two bags and would have refused help out had he offered but I was INFORMED that he WILL be helping me out tonight.

OOOOOoooookaaaaaay >:-[

So I unlocked the passenger side door I told the bagger to put my two very light bags on the floor of the car. As he leaned over to put them down...



No "excuse me"... no "oops"... no "sorry"... just "have a good one".

Really? Ya think? I suppose I should be thankful that it was from the attic and not the basement. SHEESH! Then...

THEN... to top it all off as he is strutting back to the store he snorts, hacks, then hocks a loogie not ten feet from me.

HELLO!!! Did they teach you that in the baggers class of how NOT to have class!?!

I can appreciate a good bout of well placed bathroom humor just as much as the next person but this was a completely oblivous assalt to my senses.

BAGBOY, I would like to speak to your mother please.


So, do you watch American Idol? If you don't thats ok with me. I am a closet watcher myself... well, sort of, well ok... not at all. This season I have been rooting for Adam from the beginning but I grow weary of THE NOTE which always inevitably includes a closeup of the boys tongue. Enough, right? Sing one song without THE NOTE.

ADAM, please, just one.

That being said I would not be terribly upset if the boy was not in the finale. He will be tremendously successful either way. Not that I will be buying his album. I am a big sissy when it comes to music.

Tonight I was not impressed with Adam nor the presence of THE NOTE in both songs he sang. Can't you sing one song without THE NOTE.

ADAM, please, just one.

Kris was OK tonight. I have never been a fan of his and I find myself being shocked that he made it this far. I did like his first performance of "Appologize" better than his second song... uh... which I was so enthralled by that I can't even remember the title. I even went back and watched it again to see what the judges were raving about. Nothing.

I loved Danny's rendition of "You Are So Beautiful". It is one of my favorite songs anyway and I thought he changed it up just right to showcase his capable pipes. However, I was unimpressed by his first song. I was not familiar with it and could have thought of a hundred songs I would have rather heard him sing, PAULA!

The results will be interesting. I am excited to see who the top two will be. And saddened because this season of AI is nearly over :-( Now what will I do with that extra hour every Tuesday?


Watch Me Wednesday

I am a cat person. I love my kitties. I lay my head on their bellies as they sleep on my bed. The soft purr they emit acts as a much needed tranquilizer. I stroke their back as I walk past them sleeping on the couch. I skritch their ears as they sleep on my face at night. They sleep ... a lot. And yes, I get jealous. So to pay them back for flaunting their life of leisure in my face, I torture them... just a little. I know they love it because they always come back for more.

Happy Wednesday!


Laura ~Peach~ said...

i am over tired of the note and tongue too would not make me sad to see him go. on tuesdays so you think you candance....i love that show!

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

EEEEUUUUUU! Bad bag boy! I think I might have called the manager??? Maybe not! It is so indicative of just how self centered some young people really are, they have no concept of courtesy, service, or selflessness. It is all about ME ME ME!


Sweet kitty!!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

"I suppose I should be thankful that it was from the attic and not the basement." HA! But the way teenaged boys can belch, I guess it's just as bad. You crack me up with teasing that cat.

Mel said...

i have not gotten to watch one episode of AI this year i have them all on my DVR...

manners are how shall we say lacking it seems.

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

Eeeeewwww to the bagger.... eeeewwwwww!!! I want to slap his Mama.

The Note.... I totally agree...
I laughed when i saw you wrote about his tongue too! I say that to my hubby every week! "There that dang tongue again...he needs to brush it, it's white and pasty."

I would never buy his album either... but Danny? Oh yeah... Love that raspy stuff.. I loved, loved, loved Alison too.

kelliebean said...

Oh, that's an icky-gross kind of way. Reminds me of when I was on the phone to get our TV, phone & internet set up. The guy was repeating all of my order when all of a sudden he sneezed loudly into the phone...LONG awkward pause...then he said, "Aww, man, I sneezed all over my pants."

How does one respond to that?

farmlady said...

Taking out your angry over "bagger boy" on your cat? Should we call Child protective services? That cat looks like he's being really abused and may run away anytime now. Ha! Cats know when they have you wrapped.
Cute video!
I start watching American Idol, every season, after they narrow it down to about 10 or 12 people. Adam is very professional and will probably be successful winning or not. I think he will win. But..., you never know.

Andi said...

You obviously have more control than me. I'm not sure I wouldn't have said "Well, excuse you!" Boys are gross, but manners are sadly lacking in everyone now. All of the kids in OK refer to me by my first name. It makes my hackles rise. The other day one of my friends told my daughter she could just call her "Stephanie" and she said "Um, no I can't. My mom won't let me." Good. I think calling adults by their title (miss, mr, mrs) is an easy way to teach your kids that they are not on equal level with adults, and that they are to show adults respect. There. That's my soap box. I could go on and on. But I won't cuz this is your blog, not mine!

Life with Kaishon said...

You are so funny! You always make me laugh so hard : ). And I am REPULSED by your bagger boy! What in the world...

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

How gross--what was he, 5 years old?

Your kitty is cute and yes she loves her mamma, teasing and all.

My Mom makes up a formula and sprays her plants with it that keeps the deer away completely. It involves rotten eggs...

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Adam is very talented....but I'm totally grossed out with the tongue thing!! Hate it!!

Was sad to see Danny leave last I'm hoping Kris will be the favored one and win out...I just can't see Adam as an "American Idol"!!!

And the bagger....Yuck!! To say the least!! That is totally disgusting!! I think next time I'd carry my groceries regardless!!


2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Thank you for the rhyming Amy Grant wish; you can be sure I won't bake her a fish.

2Thinks said...

Yucky bagboy. Which is why I shop at Aldi- the do-it-yourself mart. I'll probably blog more on that one day. Enjoyed reading your blog.

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