I’ll be leaving for the Financial Blogger Conference in less than five days and I am PUMPED! This weekend, I’ll be attempting to prepare posts for you guys to read while I’m gone, getting some of my stuff packed, AND making an emergency shopping trip (since I ordered a jacket that apparently got sent to Abu Dhabi instead of my house).
My brain is completely scattered. I am so excited to meet all my fellow PF bloggers and I hope to learn a lot that I can share when I get back.
Here are some of the random thoughts bouncing around in my head today:
I am SO MAD at Walmart’s Tire Lube Express. Yesterday I went to get an oil change and tire rotation. After all, I don’t feel like getting stuck on the side of the road on my way to Chicago! The dude’s all, “It’s going to take about an hour,” and I’m like, “Okay, that’s cool.”
So I wait. And wait some more. In the meantime, I see employees goofing off, taking smoke breaks, and just standing around like there aren’t 50 cars waiting to be serviced.
Nearly 3 hours after I walked in, my car is ready. I get in, pull out of the parking lot, and my low tire pressure light comes on. REALLY?!?!?! These guys rotated my tires, then decided they didn’t even need to check to make sure said tires were in driving condition? I’m pretty sure that’s not the way it’s supposed to happen.
Yeah, not going back to Tire Lube Express anymore. I actually filed a complaint via Walmart’s website, which I NEVER do, not that it will do any good. I also signed “F*ck you” on the little signature pad but I don’t think the guy noticed. Walmart is evil. At some point I’ll write a rant dedicated just to them.
My child is a lying liar who lies. I also went to Jayden’s IEP meeting at school yesterday. He requires certain accommodations at school (like extra time to complete tests) due to his Asperger’s Syndrome, so once a year I have half an hour to attempt to
force help his teachers understand him.
Apparently he’s missing about 40 homework assignments, including two large projects, that he never told me about. I nearly hit the roof.
Jay is a damn good kid. I was actually surprised that he would lie (“Nope, I don’t have any homework tonight, Mom”) since he’s never been capable of it before. Kids with Asperger’s tend to be honest about EVERYTHING. But he lied, and his grades suck, so now he’s grounded for the first time in his life. I’m the meanest mom ever. I interpret that as “Thank you for setting limits because I am a child and I need limits. You are an awesome mom and I love you.”
Random Survey about Toilet Paper. Last night I was reminded of a speech I gave in college. I used to make up all my speeches for Public Speaking at the last minute – I don’t love getting up in front of people, but I don’t hate it, so I was a fan of winging it.
On this particular day, I realized I was supposed to have a visual aid of some sort. I went to the bathroom to mull things over and was inspired to do a speech about toilet paper. I “borrowed” a roll and went to the library to Google some info.
My speech discussed the origins of toilet paper, how it’s made, and some interesting TP facts. I pulled off squares of toilet paper and used them to demonstrate what I was talking about. Believe it or not, the instructor FREAKING LOVED IT. (I went to a small liberal arts college if that clarifies anything.)
So anyway, one of the most interesting things I learned is that men are more likely to fold their TP into neat little squares, and women are more likely to crumple it into a ball. A small percentage of (strange) people wrap it around their hands. My classmates were intensely interested in this and we had a long discussion about our TP habits.
I need to know: Are you a folder or a crumpler? What about your significant other? This is important research for….um…. research purposes. Yes.