We got up at a decent hour and took advantage of those AMC theater popcorn/soda coupons I shared the other day. The 10:30 am showing of Inception was very early but always worth it. On a Sunday morning, the theater is always empty.
We enjoyed this movie. Brilliant. Lots of action.
Look at this weather today. It doesn’t feel 102. I love the LACK of humidity.
I spent a lot of the day job hunting. I filled out 2 more user profiles on-line. Entering previous employment and such can take a while. I did 2 assessments. I’ve mentioned assessments in previous posts. I captured a few screen shots of the type of questions an assessment will ask.
Click each one: A new window will open and the photo will be larger and readable.
I have such a hard time with these sometimes. I’m never quite sure what the perspective employer is after. Are they considering my insanity, independence, customer service, scruples?
Within 3 days of my last grocery shopping, I suddenly had a list of 10 or more items. What’s a house-husband to do? Oh yeah, go to Walmart.
I’m not quite sure how I didn’t manage to get my ass kicked but I picked a fight with a fellow shopper. If you know me by now, I hate litterbugs, people who toss gum, loud music playing, etc. It’s typically things that I feel are inconsiderate of others. It grates on my nerves. I’ve scolded a man for littering a cigarette wrapper, a woman for tossing her cigarette butt on the floor, etc. It’s not like I do it every time because let’s face it, some might kick my ass, pull out a gun or I’d just simply spend all day angry at the world.
So, the story. I was online. A woman in front of me and a big guy in front of her. When I say big, he wasn’t necessarily fat nor muscular. He was just a big guy. He pays, puts his bags into the cart and stands there sorting through money and looking at his receipt, looking at a cart that had go-backs in it (looked like he was scoping it out to steal something). The lady in front of me couldn’t move up. I couldn’t get my stuff on the conveyor belt. My thought was “MOVE!”. The guy takes his 4 bags out of the cart and just leaves it right smack in the way of the lady in front of me. The guy gets about 6 feet away and I grab his cart and angrily move it away commenting, “Thanks for blocking everyone guy.” He responds with, “Obviously it wasn’t such a big deal since you moved it.” to which I said, “You’re just lazy.” I couldn’t believe I said that. Yes, I felt that way but to actually say it? I walked back over to my groceries where it was now my turn at the check out. He got all puffy chested and asked if I wanted to take this outside. I said I don’t need to take anything outside. A Walmart manager guy comes over and asks HIM what the problem is. A few words were inaudible but it quickly ended with the man saying he’d never be back to this store again. The cashier apologized. I was thinking to myself, self, cause I often call myself that, I started it. Was him leaving the cart in the way enough to piss everyone off and take my side? Best I can tell, maybe he had some troubles at the register right before I got there. Maybe that’s why he kept looking at his money and receipt? The man walks out. I’m thinking, “shit, I gotta walk outside.” Luckily the door closest to the Jeep is not the same door he used. As I exit, and load my groceries, I take notice of my surroundings without “looking nervous”. I see that there are cameras and one of those portable police towers like:
I made sure I was alert, finished loading the car, got in, locked the doors and went on my way. I still have no idea what set me off enough to get lippy. Or why I thought it was OK to say something to this guy of all people.
I get daily deal emails for the Charlotte area. Some are just Charlotte, while others are National such as restaurant.com and AMC theaters. Here’s a national deal on Cold Stone Creamery, Baskin Robbins, McAlister’s Deli, Bravo! and more. None for me thanks – I’m dieting. Sigh. Each deal is in a separate link, click which place you’re interested in. The website I get all this from didn’t have a link for the actual full page. If you click here it will be for whatever day you click on the link.
Go get savin’!