My Life as a Dog

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Thank You" is Not Hard

It's pet peeve time. Brace yourself.

This morning I ran to the post office to pick up a package that needed my signature to be delivered. Of course I got to spend more time in line that I really wanted to but it should have been expected. While waiting, I like to people watch. There was a guy in line behind me. When he first got in line he interrupted the teller helping the current customer to ask a few questions so that he could start filling out the right packaging. I thought that a bit rude but whatever. He was a youngish guy. I noticed that he was mailing applications or some sort of form off to various universities. As the line moved forward he left his wallet and keys back where he first entered the line. Soon another lady came in after him. She said "Excuse me, are these yours?" His reply was "Yeah, I'm going to need those." He was friendly enough about it I guess. I just thought, would it be that hard to say "Thank you." Maybe it was because he already annoyed me by interrupting the current customer. In any case, I think "thank you" is always appropriate and should even be necessary.

I love to hold the door for people at stores. Doesn't matter man or woman, old or young. But then I like to observe who says "thank you." Try it out. You might be surprised at who remembers to say thanks. I always am.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Keep Your Eye on the Racket

Keep you eye on the racket. That is what they say, right? Or was it keep your eye on the ball? Well either way, I think I was doing it wrong when this happened. While I have loved playing racquetball with my brother and nephew, it has not been without it's pains. Last Saturday I smacked myself in the eye with my own racket! Then I was smacked on the knee by my brother with his racket. But I guess that was just payback for smacking him in the neck with the ball last time. :)

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Fun Friday with a Friend

Last week, my friend, John, was in town and the only day he was available to hang out was last Friday. So I took the day off work. Oh we had grand plans of the things we were going to squeeze into just one day. As it turned out we only accomplished 2 out of 5 activities. Who were we kidding?! It did turn out to be a fun day though.

Activity 1: I picked him up at the BYU Wilkinson Center where he was donating donating blood while on vacation. What dedication! And even though they told him no exercise, we then decided to hike Stewart Falls. :) It has been years since I did it last. I have had friends that have tried to get me to go several times over the last year and it always look as if it's about to rain so I back out. Well there was no rain this time!

Activity 2: After the hike, we went to eat at one of my favorite places to eat: Thai Drift! I had been telling John how great the massaman curry is there. Since he lives in Los Angeles, I was worried that my version of great Thai food might not match his. But I was pleased when he reported that 2 out of the 3 dishes we had, were very good. Yeah, Thai Drift!