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Jumble of thoughts

24th July 2008

Jumble of thoughts

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I just learned that it is not possible to un-do an un-do on the computer. Control Z only works going backwards. It doesn’t go backwards and then forwards again. That statement will only make sense to those people that know there is a magic command called CTRL-Z.

Anyway, I will type again. I have a lot of thoughts running through my head and I find it best to just dump them out in writing before I go crazy. Honestly, I start to  practically hyperventilate and pace the floor when I get like this. So, I’ll write and probably come back and revisit some of these ideas when I have time to flesh them out.

Today I had a morning that I don’t wish to repeat any time soon. It wasn’t horrible, per se, just not great. Frustrating. We dropped Handsome off at work early-ish and then I wanted to go to Target to buy a canister vacuum cleaner. We received a rebate from Lowe’s on our new fridge and it wasn’t money that we had budgeted anywhere, so I decided to use it :) And I want a canister vacuum so that the kids can use it. Our current vacuum cleaner is a very heavy upright.

Guess what? Target did not have one. single. canister vacuum. No joke. About ten uprights. Very frustrating. Oh! And they don’t open until 8am. I thought they opened at 7, so we had to wait in the carpark for 20 minutes until they opened.

So I decided to try Walmart because I knew from their website that they carried them. WRONG. They don’t. They just tease with their glossy website, enticing you to long for things that they don’t actually sell. By this time I’m pretty irritated. Taking three kids to two different stores that specialise in making children drool for things they don’t need is not my idea of fun. But, I did find some bamboo kabob stick things that I wanted. Unfortunately I had to check out at the self-check thing because Walmart is apparently too cheap to pay actual people to take our money. And of course I was behind two people that had no idea what to do. And then of course the machine kept beeping at me because it thought that I hadn’t put my purchase in a bag. Doesn’t the computer know that Green is in??

Anyway. Oh, and then the gas light came on. Could it get any worse? A physical reminder of all the gas I chewed through trying to help my kids learn to do some chores? So we went to Costco.

Good news! Gas was only $4.17 a gallon today. That is 30 cents cheaper than the last time I filled up which was probably early last week.

When we got home I got on Amazon. I heart Amazon. I found exactly what I wanted for just $60, NO TAX, and FREE SHIPPING. Yes, I was kicking myself for not going to Amazon first. I could have sat here in my pjs this morning instead of traipsing all over town getting disappointed.

Moral of the story? Brick and mortar stores aren’t all they’re cracked up to be. I normally get some kind of plastic allergy when I’m in Target and Walmart because of all the cheap plastic stuff they sell. And of course every season they make it in a different colour to make you think you need to buy some new stuff. Do they really think people are that stupid? Apparently people really are that stupid because they’re sure selling a lot of that stuff.

And don’t get me started on the dollar spot bins at the front of Target. It’s all C-R-A-P.  I realise that’s a very strong word coming from me and I apologise if I’ve offended any of my readers, but this gives you an indication of how strongly I feel about it. It’s just junk that comes home, lasts for about a week, and then ends up either broken at the bottom of the toy box or just in the rubbish because I can’t handle it. The only exception is the cool red plastic baskets I bought that look just like the ones from In N Out (or some other similar burger place) and the notebooks that I buy for the kids to use at church.

Okay, rant over. Vacuum cleaner is on the way and should arrive by Monday, according to the email notification I received while I was pouring out my angst to you.

More deep thoughts coming.

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