Sunday, December 14, 2008

She Didn't Even Ask If I Wanted To Buy A Membership Card

I look forward to a future wherein I have a more sedentary lifestyle, because with lots of sitting around comes an influx of arts and crafts, and if I knew a few more arts and crafts then I wouldn't have to buy anybody anything for Christmas, I could just build them shit, and then I could avoid waking up early on a Saturday and driving to Barracks Road Shopping Center. Which, if you don't know Barracks Road, know that I was really hoping somebody would call me while I was shopping so they could ask where I was and I could loudly proclaim, "The Seventh Circle of Hell!" and they could say, "You mean Barracks Road?" and we could laugh. Alas.

So I was at Barracks Road, which I hate (aside from Panera), and I was in Barnes & Noble, which I hate (aside from the super-awesome $2 deals on "Barnes & Noble Classics") and after waiting in line and almost buying like a million little do-it-yourself origami kits and leather bound journals, it was my turn, I was making my purchase, and I went with Ryan's standard Christmastime cashier smalltalk. Which is:

"So you guys must be really busy."

I admit this is neither original nor even interesting, but nonetheless usually I get like a vague but good natured, "Yeah, you have no idea," and I feel like this line is at least like not hated by the majority of cashiers - and not to delve too far into this but it always gets a better reception than my response of "I am doing fantastic! And yourself?" to "How are you doing?" which for some reason nobody wants to hear that you are doing fantastic. Nobody. Anyway, this past Saturday I got a new one.

"So you guys must be really busy."
"Yeah, what the fuck does it look like?"

6 Comments:

Blogger The Neoskeptic said...

you should see it on Topless Tuesdays.

15/12/08 9:01 AM  
Blogger Stanley said...

You and I haven't had the Panera discussion? We really do need to catch up. That place is awful.

15/12/08 9:14 AM  
Blogger The Neoskeptic said...

@Stanley at least they have wifi for you to blog about it on your itouch while you wait

15/12/08 11:26 AM  
Blogger Ryan said...

Stan, we have had the Panera discussion. You think it sucks and I think it that were I to be arrested and put on death row, it might be my last meal.

15/12/08 6:17 PM  
Blogger The Modesto Kid said...

What, you don't hate Panera? That seems really surprising to me. I don't know Barracks Rd. but I know Panera, and it is totally a worthy object of your hatred. (If hating lousy bakeries is what you're into.)

16/12/08 2:56 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

I love Panera. Let it be known.

16/12/08 7:16 PM  

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