Thursday, October 27

I Never Thought I'd See the Day

I'm not sure who's noticed and who hasn't, but I seem to be adding more websites to my blog on a fairly regular basis.. regularly enough that even those of you who have noticed are probably too busy to check them out on a regular basis, so I wanted to give you a head's up about this one: Monkey's Deep Thoughts. Not only is it hillarious, it's where I found this image:

and anyone who doesn't find that hillarious can bite me.

This morning, I would have told you that my day would consist of eating with my Mom and Grandma, followed by shopping in Green Bay and then Bingo. It just so happens that I'm in the middle of my day while I write this, so I can fill you in on a few more details about the eating portion of the day.

Let me start out by saying that long, long ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was once a server, and I do know how difficult it is, and how poorly you're compensated at times, and I empathize with waitresses. Let me also say, however, that I only waitressed for a few weeks, and already I'd learned of certain behaviors that definitely cut into my cash flowage. For instance: not bringing customers water when they order coffee without them asking; hovering around them when they're obviously not ready to order yet; watching them empty their coffee cups and yet not bringing refills promptly; forgetting to ask for the toast they ordered, and then acting very put out when they requested it for the second time.

I'd go through it all again, though, just to hear Grandma (very much not one to speak up when something bothers her) say to the waitress when she finally came by to refill our coffee, "Oooh! You remembered!"

Driving home to see your family? $76.00

Lunch for three at the local diner? $27.00

Hearing your grandmother make snarky comments? Priceless.


Jess said...

I tell you, grandparents rock at that stuff. Hilarious image by the way. Go Fug Yourself has a link to where you can find tons of bumper stickers like that image. Made me laugh for a long, long time. My favorite?

January 20, 2009: The End of an Error.


susan said...

Ha! That's great, Jess.

And your grandma sounds like a hoot.

Monkey said...

Hey! Thanks for the link! I love that bumper sticker also. BeatBushGear can also be found through Cafe Press. (I feel like I'm spamming... the shame.)

Your grandmother sounds like a good time. We have one grandmother left and she is just like that. Too old to take any shit, and too old to care what people think. I love it.