Thursday, December 19, 2013

Shout Outs & Shame Ons

Some cool things happened this week...along with some uncool things. I'm trying this thing where I write down positives, since I know I'll remember them better that way...but sometimes the negatives need a place to go as well.

Shout out:
  • Random Man who spent several minutes hailing a cab for an elderly couple outside the hospital.
  • Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Barney's, and Bloomingdale's customer service representatives for helping me chase the wild goose that is an unavailable sweater.
  • My old bus driver for dropping me off at a more convenient corner than where the stop actually is.
  • The table of old men playing Backgammon next to me at Starbucks, especially for singing along with the Christmas songs on the radio. 
  • My new bus driver for letting me ride even though my Ventra-linked bank card hasn't been working.
Shame on:
  • World Market for awful aisle configurations, cramped corners, and never having what I (my boss) need(s) in stock. 
  • Ventra for suddenly not working on my bank card after two weeks of zero problems.
  • Fifteen-Year Old Girl on the bus for TALKING SO LOUD ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY HER PARENTS DID/DID NOT GIVE HER FOR HER BIRTHDAY AND/OR CHRISTMAS.
  • My other new bus driver for not believing that my bank card has worked the past two weeks with zero problems.
    • And for dropping me off in an inconvenient location/at the actual bus stop. (Okay, not a real complaint...that is her job.)
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Linking up with the moonshine grid at yeah write today. Non-Competitive + Almost Anything Goes = My Kind of Night.

8 comments:

  1. I applaud your list. I am terrible at list-making, though perhaps if I were better at it I would learn actual lessons...

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    1. Hmmm...all I really learned was it that thinking of complaints was way easier than shout outs! I'm working on being more positive though...that's what resolutions are for right?

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  2. I love the one about the old men playing backgammon at Starbucks!

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    1. They were seriously adorable.

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    2. Singing. Anyone singing.
      Can't help but make your heart smile.

      Good for you for remembering, writing and sharing.

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    3. And thanks to you for reading!

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  3. I like the man who hailed the cab. Gives one faith in humanity.

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    1. I wanted to give him a hug it was so sweet.

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