happy birthday, baylee!!! my darling cousin baylee turned 19 today. wowowowowow! seriously, when kiddos you have known since they were tiny babies grow up, it really does make it feel like you're in a timemachine. you're forced to recognize that what still feels like just yesterday was actually closer to 17 years ago. and then, even tho you still feel kinda 17 some days, you realize that 17 years ago is nearly 1/2 your life! (ack!)
today was not what i had planned, but still a good day. the zoo was cancelled because it was supposed to rain - which it did early in the morning, but then the rest of the day was very nice! leyton was over at phil's, and i got to chat w/ him on the phone for a moment, but didn't get to see him. instead, i met aunt jan for a movie at noon. : ) online, the theatre page said robin hood had a showing at 12:25, so that's what we'd planned to see. however, when we got to the theatre, we were told the next showing wasn't until 2:55!!! *boggle* apparently they'd had others point that out already, because the gal wasn't surprised by our showing up & asking for the 12:25 robin hood!
annnnnd, because of that mix-up, we got to see the movie of our choice for free!!!! : ) that was pretty nifty. since jan hadn't seen Iron Man2, and since i had really enjoyed it, we saw that one. i enjoyed it a lot a lot a lot the 2nd time around! since i didn't have to concentrate on the backstory parts (which were kinda cobbled together) i could enjoy the banter btwn all the characters, and laugh a lot more!
i needed that laughter, too, because after the movie... it was 2:30, happy hour! i wanted a sparkling lemonade, and convinced jan to stop on our way to grammy's. they were quite busy, and not moving fast enough... the car at the speaker wasn't going anywhere, and it didn't even look like they were ordering, so jan got out of the car (ayup) and went up to them to ask what was going on. apparently they hadn't even taken this car's order yet!! jan disappeared somewhere & when she got back in the car, the car at the box had moved. the other 2 cars in front of us moved fairly quickly past the speaker. then there was another hold up at the window. jan was not so happy with all of this!!
well, then when we got to the window, she ordered a sonic blast! at the window! after complaining about the ppl in front of us taking a long time! (am i the only one who sees the irony here?) she gets her blast & apparently it didn't have candy on top of it, as it usually does. she asked the gal at the window & the gal said, "i promise, there's butterfinger in there." well... there must not have been, because jan dug around in the shake & didn't find any. she put it in the freezer at grammy's to take back on the way home.
but wait, there's more!!! *laugh*
before we could get started with the game, mom & jan had to take care of some things for grammy. mom & grammy won game 1 & jan & i won game 2, so we were all winners today! : ) at one point, we were talking about musicals that i'd been in at church when i was little - an my mother actually had the audacity to tell me i was remembering things incorrectly because she didn't think i'd ever been in a play at church. *boggle* thanks, mom, glad to know you were paying attention while i was growing up!! lol oye. anyway, for the record, i was in at least two church musicals, AND i even had speaking parts!! so there.
yeesh. what a trip!
after the games, we headed back to sonic. ohhhh... i really can not even fathom how these ppl are trained. it started out okay - jan explained what was displeasing to her (her butterfinger blast was basically a vanilla shake) and the lady at the window actually apologized and made a new blast w/ a good amount of butterfinger pieces in it! however, she included a fork. jan noticed this & honked to get their attention (and it wasn't a rude honk, it was a short lil "attention please" honk). when someone came to the window, jan asked for a spoon and held the fork up. the lady said to her, in a VERY SNOTTY voice, "we're out of spoons from this new promotion (or she may have said special, i'm unclear on that word)." um, hello? shouldn't you have said something about that when you handed your customer a FORK for ice cream?? and NOT in a snotty voice? yeah.
i wish i had the will power to boycott places, but i just don't. except for the BK on rockingham. that one i've stuck to for 10 years. LOL even when my cousins worked there, i refused to give them my business!
i just don't get how ppl are being trained today. the norm used to be excellent customer service w/ a few bad apple in the bunch. now, it seems like you're lucky to get lukewarm customer service. what is the deal? anyone? anyone? *laugh*
okay, i'm going to listen to some pandora & then hit the hay. no plans for tomorrow until misha's grad party in the evening. can't wait to see the cousins i have not seen in too long!! i hope your memorial day went well, and that you were able to ponder the sacrifices made by our men & women in the armed forces. never forget and never, ever, ever surrender.
(unless you're surrendering to God, and then i approve! *wink*)
love, and ttfn!