Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Guilty Tip

Does anyone else feel an uncomfortable obligation to write in a tip amount on a "to go" receipt when picking up your food? Having worked in the food service industry myself for several years I know what a difference tips can make, but honestly, isn't it presumptuous to set a "To Go Tips Appreciated" jar on the counter? The tip, as I understand it, is the prerogative of the patron as a way of showing appreciation for prompt, courteous and accurate service. Somehow, it has evolved into an obligation. And further still...We are now expected to throw in a few dollars for them handing the bag of food to you. I don't want to come across as a tightwad, but when I draw the line through the 'Tip:' portion of the receipt and total it up before I sign it, I always feel like they are watching me with hungry eyes and mumbling choice expletives under their breath about me. It would seem I now need to give people a few dollars just so they won't call me names. Anyone else as cheap as me?

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Since when was the word "wheel" not good enough?

Friday, October 8, 2010

It's no exaggeration...It's QUITE LITERAL!

Take notice - You will NEVER see more than 50% of any State road crew working at one time, and usually more like 25%. Take a look at all of the workers on the crew the next time you pass by road work and you will see a group of several guys leaning on shovels, or one foot up on something while they chat, a few guys sitting in the cabs of their trucks, and maybe one or two actually working. I've been noticing this for years. It's uncanny. How is this allowed? I've worked in construction of many different forms for many many years. I've seen a lot of slacking in my time, but nothing like a state road crew. It's kind of irritating when you realize that your tax dollars are paying their wages.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Glenn Danzig Buying Kitty Litter

It's difficult to worship the devil when you keep getting whiffs of that not-so-fresh scent wafting up from the cat box into your chambers.
After Glenn loads the groceries into the Prius, it's off to pick up the dry cleaning, then to the salon to have his eyebrows re-dyed.