Thursday, September 10, 2009

Odd Observations

MOOD STATUS: "Pleasantly surprised". Re-reading the manuscript I stopped working on in the beginning of summer and low and behold, I still like it.


You ever just have one of those odd days when everything takes tens times longer than it normally should?

You haven't? Oh. Well, I HAVE. That was my day yesterday, which was odd in itself.
But here are a few other odd things that happened yesterday:

1) I went to the pharmacy to get a card. I happened to notice they're selling DNA Paternity test kits now over the counter.
Um... Is that a hot seller? (Please don't tell me if it is.) Eeww...

2) After I got wrung up at the pharmacy, the cashier--who had to have been AT LEAST ten to fifteen years YOUNGER than me--says, "Enjoy your day, hon."

Okay, one, it was raining, so I don't know how much he expected me to enjoy, but, two, hon?!
Some young kid is calling me hon? Don't you think that's odd?

and

3) My crown came off. AGAIN. I think this is the third time in six weeks. Grr...

Dang you, delicious Tootsie Pop lollipops! You are an evil candy!

Well, I'm not going anywhere today.
Hopefully, I'll be safe.


See any odd things lately?
Any odd things happen to you recently?

22 comments:

sherrinda said...

Parents at the school I work in will call me Sugar, Honey, Sweetie, and...Darlin'. Sigh...so totally weird....I am 44!!!!

Jessica said...

LOL! Hon, I love it!

Glad you still like your manuscript. That's always nice. :-)

Chicki said...

This is a very odd world and an even weirder country ...

Natalie Bahm said...

DNA Paternity test over the counter! Seriously? That's disturbing.

My dog keeps stealing bags of cookies off the counter. He's done it twice in the last week. I've learned my lesson. Cookies belong in the cookie jar and dogs that eat cookies belong outside (you can guess why).

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I just HATE being called Hon, Sweetie, etc. I try not to say through clenched teeth, "My name is Joan." But I can rarely pull off a grin (as in grin and bear it) in response.

Ms Snarky Pants said...

OTC paternity tests... That makes me so sad for the state of the world. I mean if you wanna have ummm a relationship with lots of guys I guess that's one thing, but if you're having unprotected sex with multiple partners... It's just kind of asking to die. Not to mention, ewwww...

I live in the south, so the hon thing wouldn't even have phased me. We fling endearments around here like... dang it! I can't think of anything flung... Pretend I said something witty. I haven't finished my first cup of coffee yet. LOL

Stephanie Faris said...

Sorry about your crown! And yeah, I saw the DNA test a while ago...there was some funny online where someone dummied up an ad of Montel Williams selling them.

Renee said...

What is it about being called hon that hits a nerve? lol

It's always nice when we re-read our manuscript and still like it.

Angie Ledbetter said...

It's odd when odd things DON'T happen to or around me. :D

Beth said...

I had a complete and total stranger tell me she knew me in a previous life and that I was a very kind soul...uh, creeeepy!

And good Lord in heaven there is nothing I dislike more than faulty dental work (well, there might be a few things, but that one's right up at the top).

Have a great day, hon ;P

beth said...

Hon's not strange in the South! :)

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I question the HON tags from young or old, it just isn't professional or cute to me.

Sorry about your crown again. You need to tell your dentist to put it on right this time.

I pray you have a better day today!

Jeannie Campbell, LMFT said...

hmmm. you could probably come up with a good plot premise using that....

jeannie
The Character Therapist

Lazy Writer said...

I'd take the 'hon' as a compliment. And sorry about your crown. I hope it's the last time it falls out.

T. Anne said...

Thanks for letting me know about the paternity tests, I'll be sure to pick up a few boxes on the home. ;)
SO sorry about that crown!!!! Yikes! Hate the dentist.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Last night I watched the first episode of "Glee" and came away thinking that I was too young for the show... and I graduated from high school many years ago.

Hope today is a lot better for you!

Stephanie said...

I'm disappointed you didn't mention the cashier was a boy!!!! ;o) ehhehehehe

Terri Tiffany said...

Hate being called hon or sweetie. Grrr. I won't be a sweet little old lady, I'm afraid.
Nothing odd happening here lately but glad you liked what you wrote earlier:))

Jennifer Shirk said...

Ooops. Oh yeah.

The cashier was college-aged BOY!!!

Robyn Campbell said...

*LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY* I've had that happen to me. I just stare at the kid and walk away. Tootsie Pop lollipops, YUM, I say yum! :) But sorry they are the reason your crown came off again. Evil candy, but irresistible! YUM! You should have counted the licks. Then you wouldn't have bit down on that yummy tasting thing. How many licks???? :)

Marsha Sigman said...

What isn't over the counter anymore?
Drugs Tests
Pregnancy Tests
Paternity Tests

Now you can find out all in one day that your a pregnant, drug addicted, Ho.

Sorry if thats harsh...its my humor. And no one called me hon today, they called me lady. LADY. I have become my mother.

Diane Craver said...

Sorry about your crown! Glad you still like an earlier manuscript!