Thursday, June 25, 2009

In Which I Am Observant, Part Seven

Have you ever noticed that there will always be road construction on the route that you've selected as a short cut, and enough traffic behind you to keep you from being able to turn around?

Have you ever noticed that the easiest part of a project will often be the part you feared would be the hardest, and the hardest part of that project was the part you assumed would be easy?

Have you ever had so much free time at work that you start researching on Wikipedia the origins to many popular yet offensive four-letter words? (The article on the word "fuck" is particularly entertaining.)

Have you ever noticed that there is no such thing as running a "quick errand" when you go to WalMart?

Have you ever noticed that standing in front of a fan and talking like Darth Vader is just as fun as an adult as it was when you were a kid?


Well, I have. What have you noticed this week?

(Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four , Part Five, Part Six)


lovelila said...

I love speaking into fans, haha! Hmm...what have I noticed this week... that new Aliens in the Attic movie looks pretty creepy, dogs are like little kids...just hairier, my hands are peeling and it's gross.

Lola said...

I've noticed that my son is extremely annoying when he's on summer vacation!

Maybe I'll go put him in front of the fan and see if that keeps him from telling me he's bored every five minutes.

mrssoup said...

I've noticed all of those. Well, except for the Wal*Mart one, but only because the nearest one is about 45 minutes away from me.

Moonspun said...

So with you on the fan thing.
I've noticed no matter how soothing I am, my husband will always have his butt cheeks clenched about money.

Aunt Becky said...

i've noticed that the weirdest things are super expensive. like doors. doors are bloody expensive.

Employee No. 3699 said...

I've noticed you can go for months without washing your vehicle or even thinking about it until you have a funeral to go to.

Jewels said...

You are quite observant. Apparently, I am not, as I was unable to come up with something I had observed recently....

Mrs. B said...

I have noticed that there is a lot of fat in things I wouldn't expect, like cookies. I just started a diet.

LiLu said...

I can't walk into a Target without spending a hundred bucks.

In other news, I'm not allowed to walk into Target anymore.

for the love of pictures said...

I have noticed all of those things - especially that Walmart one :)

This week I realized that every workplace should come equipped with a soundproof room for screaming and blowing off some steam :)

Gorilla Bananas said...

Looking up dirty works on Wikipedia is an idea that could make you famous. I suggest you patent it.

Badass Geek said...

Love Lila: I agree. Kids are like dogs.

Lola: Let me know how that works for you.

Mrs Soup: We used to be about 45 minutes from a Walmart, too. Now, since we've moved, we're about 10 minutes away. Suckage.

Moonspun: I know the feeling.

Aunt Becky: And diamonds. Diamonds are expensive.

Employee No 3699: Yeah, I can see that.

Jewels: It's alright. We all have our days.

Mrs B: Diets are horrible things.

Lilu: It is impossible to not spend money in Target. Physically IMPOSSIBLE.

FTLOP: Yes. Every workplace should be sound-proofed. Except then, no one would hear my dying screams.

Gorilla Bananas: I'll look into it.

Cape Cod Gal said...

I have noticed that I suddenly have no time. I'm not doing anything differently. Where the hell did it go?

Nej said...

When the 17th thing has gone wrong for you today, and you realize it's only 7:30's probably wise to just go home and start over...if not skip the day entirely! :-)

If I make it through today alive, I'll be mighty surprised. And please, don't let me hold anything breakable...and expensive!!! :-)

Laura said...

Oh how I do love speaking into fans... still to this day!

I've noticed that when you are pregnant and it's 100 degrees outside, you swell up like marshmallow man.

Kim said...

The fan thing reminds me of that xkcd.

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