(02/28/15) On Saturdays many people post a “If we were having coffee…'” post as if they’re telling you what they would tell you if you had coffee with them. This is my “If we were having a beer…” sarcastic version of that after a really annoying week.
The Dress: Seriously? Why did the whole world spend all of Thursday staring at a picture of this dress on the internet? Is it blue and black or gold and white? Who cares?!!? Idiots! I’m doing internet research to find out what company makes this dress and I’m investing all my savings in them. Do horizontal stripes make my hips look big?
Audible books: I read a blog this week where someone went on and on about their audible reading. Guess what? It’s not reading! It’s listening! I don’t care if you listen to books on CD or the internet. It’s a great way to hear a story or learn something, but…You. Are. NOT. Reading. I listen to music on the radio, but it doesn’t mean that I’m singing. Reading is reading and listening is listening.
The Sleep Number Bed: The ads are everywhere. Maybe even in the middle of the audiobook you’re ‘reading‘. “What’s you’re sleep number?” You know what my sleep number is? My sleep number is that I close my fecking eyes and go to sleep! It’s not rocket science. Why do I need a sleep number? If I have to do math just to get into bed, I’m pretty damn sure I’m not going to sleep right away. How long before “what’s your sleep number?” becomes a cheesy pick up line? If I had a reason to pick anyone up I’d already be using it.
My lazy neighbors and lazy postman: It’s been snowing like crazy where I live for the last six weeks. My mailbox is on a post with three other mailboxes. Between the town snow plows and my neighbor with the snow blower, our mailboxes have almost been completely buried to the point that the post office refused to deliver mail for three days… until I shoveled the mailboxes out. Why am I annoyed by this? First off all the post office’s motto includes the words “neither snow nor nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” Apparently that’s a big lie. Secondly, I don’t have a working snowblower nor an intact rotator cuff in my left shoulder, yet I had to shovel out the mailboxes. How freaking long were my neighbors just going to not worry about getting mail? Lazy jerks. Abe across the street, you’re forgiven because I know your rotator cuff is torn too.
Speaking of Snow…Hey Boston, shut up. It’s snowing everywhere else in the northeast too. We’re just not whining about it on the news every day. That picture below is what the rest of us do when it snows. Get over yourselves.
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You have had a week. You could have just tossed a box out, with your house number on it, and the postal worker would have tossed the mail into it. I feel for you. I moved south, just a little, it still gets cold.
Aww, thanks for this laugh today! If we were having coffee…uh, lol, nevermind! 🙂
Thank you for the nice comment! I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t punch you over coffee.
lolz! Sounds good, and I will try to refrain as well!. access granted. 🙂
Well it’s very nice to meet you!
ditto, mister! 🙂
Sorry I haven’t read and commented on your blog yet. I was driving all afternoon
No problem. 🙂 It’s sort of a weird mix of personal stories, messages, some funnies, a couple short stories, and some poems (some of them in the erotica genre. You’re not missing much, but I thank you so much for being a part of my community here.
Driving all afternoon? Sheesh! Hope your back is ok. Don’t forget to ice if it’s stiff. And I hope your trip has at least a little pleasure and not all business. Have a wonderful night.
Funny one Phil. I think I had a late date with someone who looked like you as a girl once. Whew. Still brings sweat to the brow.
I don’t think the post was nearly as funny as the comment you just left.
You had to shovel around the mailboxes yourself.
It always amazes me that those who have the most resources don’t seem to have to be accountable. That all the onuses seem to fall on those with less means available to deal with the situations.