Saturday, November 26, 2005

I Am Thankful

...for modern medicine's migraine treatments that stop the heaving. Eventually.

...that FDR didn't succeed in his attempts to move Thanksgiving up a week. Why later is better I don't know, though, it just seems to prolong the agony.

...for Jeff's blogiversary.

...that we have to listen to Harmony sing carols for the rest of the season. No wait, I'm not grateful for that.

...for my ability to entertain myself by singing little ditties (in my head, all right?) Such as: I hate Christmas, and Thanksgiving too, I hate the holidays, how bout you?

...that I have coworkers who can carry on conversations like: Where's the dustpan? If it's not in the bathroom, I dunno. You're a lot of help. It's in dustpan heaven, is that better? It lived a long and useful life and has gone to its reward. It's in dustpan hell. Why does the dustpan deserve to go to hell? Cause it didn't spend enough time in purgatory!

...that most of my customers aren't like Starbucks woman. "Does this [cup placed prominently on the decimated shelf of antibac I am desperately trying to fill] belong to anyone?" Starbucks woman: "Oh, it's mine"- as she continues browsing and yakking. Helpful Coworker over my shoulder: "I'll take that and put in the trash." "No, she says it's hers..."

...and are more like the two sweet ladies today who got so excited when I ran out Sweet Pea wipes to them: "Ooooh, look at this- they're cold!" "Yes ma'am, found them in shipment and I heard y'all wanted them!"


At 11/26/2005 10:54:00 PM, Blogger Becca said...

Y'all... haha... cute little Southerner

and COLD? You dont know cold. It was 15 degrees on Thanksgiving. That's right.... no typo... 15 degrees. Hey at least its above zero.

At 11/26/2005 11:55:00 PM, Blogger M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Oooo, you get migraines too? So sorry! Imitrex is my friend. Have you two met? :-)

At 11/27/2005 12:06:00 AM, Blogger Amigo said...

Working retail really puts a damper on enjoying the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. And bad customers certainly don't help. I worked retail for ten years and towards the end, Christmas had lost a lot of it's charm and meaning.

You seem to be a cheerful sort. Try to remember what the real reason is for celebrating Christmas and ignore the garbage that gets in the way.

At 11/27/2005 12:26:00 AM, Blogger Jeff H said...

Ebeneezer Nettie, why dost thou hate the Yuletide season?

At 11/27/2005 01:22:00 AM, Blogger Dirtyskin said...

dActually I enjoy the holidays, telling by your little song it doesn't look like you do. Also I am very very glad for excedrin because if they didn't have that I would never get anything done. (I hate this little word identification thing I don't type that well)

At 11/27/2005 11:07:00 AM, Blogger TC said...

For me, I am grateful for Ibuprofen. It is the only thing that cures my headaches and without it I would get nothing done at all. Not that I am feeling particularly productive today but you know what I mean.

At 11/27/2005 02:14:00 PM, Blogger Darlene said...

I'm thankful for blogmates like you.

At 11/27/2005 05:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

no wonder you get a migraine with customers like that. hopefully the starbuck ones are few and far between.

At 11/27/2005 05:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha! dustpan heaven.

I can imagine dustpan hell. The dustbunnies are constantly moving and when you finally catch one, the wind blows it right back on the floor.


:) Happy weekend.

Oh, I'm on the injury list too! Mountain biking wipe out.

Alice McWipeout.

At 11/27/2005 06:04:00 PM, Blogger Joe said...

"I hate Christmas, and Thanksgiving too, I hate the holidays, how bout you?"

Are you related to a guy named Ebineezer?

And why would anybody want to wipe sweet peas?

At 11/27/2005 09:45:00 PM, Blogger Jeff H said...

I take back the "hate the Yuletide" statement, since you graciously added the link to my blogiversary post. You're the bestest blogging bud, Nettie.

Oooo, and did you see Darlene's new profile pic? She's going all Hollywood on us.

At 11/27/2005 11:10:00 PM, Blogger My Kid's Mom said...

Darlene took the words out of my mouth - I am thankful for blogging buddies like you, Nettie!!

At 11/28/2005 03:32:00 AM, Blogger Mountain Mama said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. There is so much for us to be thankful for. Before we ate Thanksgiving dinner, everyone had to tell three things they were thankful for. There were 20 of us and even the little great grand kids participated.
I was very hungry since dinner was after 7 so said I was thankful for God, Family and elastic waistbands.

At 11/28/2005 10:46:00 AM, Blogger Natalia said...

Yaay another person taking the time to really jot down what they are thankful for...woohoo!


At 11/28/2005 12:20:00 PM, Blogger mrsd said...

I can imagine dustpan hell. The dustbunnies are constantly moving and when you finally catch one, the wind blows it right back on the floor.


At 11/28/2005 03:04:00 PM, Blogger Rhonda said...

Its great you take the time to be thankful- some people often forget.

Hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

At 11/28/2005 04:10:00 PM, Blogger Jayleigh said...

OK the Starbucks woman would totally drive me nuts.

Also, I just fed Neal about 50 treats! That was fun!

At 11/28/2005 04:42:00 PM, Blogger Lightning Bug's Butt said...

Thankfulness is a virtue, Nettie. Now tell me more about that fascinating Starbucks woman.


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