Wednesday, May 10, 2006

It's called water, pal...

I went to return some bottles at the grocery store today after work. The machines were down, so I had to deal with some college kid who hates his job at the counter. I say that because he was in a class of mine 2 years ago. But it gets better.

Some slimecrawling troll was in front of me with a cartful of bottles. I had 12. He looks at me and says "huh, yeer gonna be here a long time becuz of me, why donchya give me your bottles?" I told him no, I'll wait, as I was like him and had noplace better to be. It left vapor trails over his neolithic skull.

In NY you're supposed to wash out the bottles. When I worked for the precursor to this company, I took great delight in refusing to accept bottles from these troglodytes. They'd be upset because how were they then going to pay for their Schlitz? I'd say "get a job?". Mean, yes. Well, this brainless wonder didn't wash his bottles out, some still had some form of fluids in them, others had god knows what. Eventually he left, sneering at me as if he had gotten one over on me, so I let him keep believing that. Actually, I'd be ok with him not washing out the bottles if he used the water for a bath and to brush his four remaing brown and one green tooth.

Now that I'm done being a snob, what else is going on? MY parents are coming to town on Friday. Sat I've conned them into coming with me to Lake George for a race. Weather forecast: 54 balmy degrees and rain, baby!!! Woohoo!!! My kind of weather. Of course, they're from SC so it'll be like winter to them, but I left a message on the phone to warn them.

I guess I could go on about stuff up here, but I don't want to bore the four people who regularly read this. But tomorrow I do go look at a new car for me! Yay!! IF I get it, it'll be the newest car I've ever owned, a 1997. I'm very excited. Time to retire Sven, and right now he's almost at 249,000 miles. Just a little more...

Later I'll put up pics from this past weekend at Williamstown, MA. The camera has gone from the knapsack to the desk. Progress...

3 comments:

Lora said...

Nice to know that I wasn't the only employee at GU imposing my ideals on the rift-raft that walked in the door.

Happy car shopping. One word of advice, make sure the AC works. Your first summer down here you are really going to need it.

LostInTX said...

Well we don't get money for our bottles here so you won't have to worry. Although we could just save them and drive them up every year like Kramer and Newman...

Caloi-Rider said...

Any luck with those photos? I'm curious to see your work. You've got to have some serious talent to be doing that sport photography thing. Have you chatted much with Iain at Herneweb.com? He used to have Cyclingnews as a client for his Giro photography (http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2003/giro03/?id=results/stage14).
Pretty smooth stuff.