Thursday, November 20, 2008

How Many "Worst Day Ever" Posts Are Allowed?

Actually, not the worst day, but it had some downs, namely the big fat speeding ticket I got! Uh, Mark, I heard you know people who know people that can make people disappear or something like that. This is my third ticket since July. I wonder if I can set up monthly auto debit, you know, cause I see a pattern and all.
This is how the day started. I did remember (at about 12:30) that I was in charge of bringing my old grandpa (I say old because he is too old to be considered elderly. I'm talking 93ish.) lunch. Luckily, I had made a huge pot of soup for my own family and whatever neighbors were over at the time. So I piled the kids, still in their PJs (because I had spent the whole morning making this spectacular soup), in the car and took off. We arrived at about 1:15, but thankfully the oldness kicked in, and he didn't realize how late we were, or perhaps too tactful to complain. He looked great-BTW.
I went over to my sister's house for a little while, and came home with more free food. I hope she doesn't think I am coming just for that. She is just the nicest person in the whole wide world.
Here is where it takes a turn. One of my employees called to say he had blown all of his money on hookers and blow, and then he got a flat tire. (Just kidding about the hookers and blow part. I am pretty sure it was fancy dinners and booze.) Then his spare turned out to be flat. He needed money, PRONTO! I glance down at the clock which says 4:48. I told him I would give it my best shot. I felt like Edward racing down the road, impressing myself with the time I was making. You all know what happens next.
So Memzy-this part is for you-how do you get an employee to call his parents when they need money, and not their boss's wife?

7 comments:

Jenny ESP said...

This reminds me of that one time we took Hazel to the movies with us, and Anthony was driving and accidentally made a very abrupt stop, and we all flew forward, and Hazel said excitedly, "you drive just like my mom!"

Julie said...

Katie I am sorry you got a ticket.

Julie said...

Katie I am sorry you got a ticket.

Memzy said...

You are obviously too nice. Try to mean or "biotch" it up a little. Then they wouldn't even THINK of calling to ask you for money.

ManicMandee said...

Hookers and blow hu?
I'm feeling bad you got a ticket. I can't believe you've had that many! My last ticket was about 9 years ago and before that it had been years too.
I hope you have a much better day today. Can't wait to see you next week!

Landee said...

OH man. You needed one of those peeps to be there and flash their lights to let you know there was a copper.

You gave someone money for wha?? No. You need to create some boundaries.

Markie23 said...

YES... I could totally use another $10 kickback from my favorite on-line driving school. Let me know when your ready to make your ticket disappear. And thanks for speeding!