Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday randomosity...

So, I gave my demonstration (how-to) speech this morning. I totally winged it, and still got an "A"! 75 out of 75...:) 'Cause I've got the gift of gab and I know chair massage (my topic).

One classmate was showing us how to prepare her super-secret fruit dip, and one thing she said that had us all cracking up was, "Remember, this is easy, pretty, and cheap. And EVERYONE likes easy, pretty, and cheap, right?" We laughed and laughed as she realized what she had said and blushed bright red, poor thing.

On my drive to school this morning I came to an intersection where I had to make a left turn. The light was green, but a car was just sitting in the "going straight" lane. The driver, a young lady who looked very upset, appeared to be aware the light was green and she could go, but she just wouldn't. Weird. After I had made my turn, I saw in my mirror that she'd finally continued on her way. Wonder what that was about...

I had a coupon for 15% off any item at Barnes and Noble, so I headed over there after class. I had just come in and was rooting around in my purse for the coupon, when I noticed an elderly gentleman headed for the exit. He walked with a cane and was carrying a bag in his other hand, so I asked if I could hold the door for him. He acquiesced gracefully with a delightful regional accent I was unable to place, and once we were outside, began peppering me with questions. He was firmly of the belief that we had met before, and I was unable to dissuade him of that notion. Finally, I went with the flow and told him how wonderful it was to see him again, and that I look forward to seeing him at the store in the future! *lol*

And lastly, my daughter told me about a boy in her Zoology Honors class who earned himself a day of in-house detention because he refused to take off his hat inside the school building. You see, it's NASCAR Race Weekend this weekend in Las Vegas, and the young man was showing his support for his favorite driver/team (whatever!). So he wouldn't take off his hat, which is a direct violation of the school dress code. Our race fan was being escorted from class to class to get his assignments, and as he left the zoology classroom, the teacher remarked, "Well THAT was stupid!"
A sentiment I thoroughly agree with!

9 comments:

Buckskins Rule said...

Hopefully the young lady at the intersection was just having a "my car died and won't start moment". I often witness snapshots of events like that, and am left wondering how the situation started, or how it is going to turn, all the while realizing that I will never know.

Did the zoology teacher think it was stupid that he wouldn't remove his hat, or that he was being punished for failure to remove said hat?

Mauser*Girl said...

The poor girl with the "easy, cheap, and pretty" moment is probably going to be reliving that one in her nightmares. That's the sort of situation public speakers dread just as much as forgetting their speech or turning up naked, though not necessarily in that order.

The girl at the intersection might have had car trouble. Maybe her transmission has issues or something else is going on with her car. It's been known to happen.

The NASCAR fan could have probably just worn a NASCAR T-shirt. Or is that against the rules, too?

Christina LMT said...

Buckskins Rule, I like that! "Snapshots", that's how I felt exactly, wondering what was going on, but knowing I'll never find out. The teacher thought the student was stupid for not taking his hat off. And I agree. You might not agree with the rule, but you'd better follow it or face the consequences.

Mauser*Girl, it was one of those funny moments, and you're right, she probably WILL remember it forever. I had the bad, bad habit of blurting things out without thinking it through first. Basically, I lived my first quarter century with my foot firmly lodged in my mouth. I STILL cringe over some of the things I said in the past, and I've even been known to blush over them, years later, if I dwell on them too long.
I don't know what was up with the girl in the car, but she did drive off, so hopefully it wasn't too serious.
And yeah, why didn't the kid wear a t-shirt? As long as it's not obscene or offensive (as defined by the school district), a shirt would have been completely acceptable. Stupid, see?

Buckskins Rule said...

Just wanted to make sure I was reading that whole hat thing correctly. Good life lesson for the young man in question. Dress codes exist in the real world, like it or not. I doubt that most employers would find that a NASCAR hat meets the definition of "business casual".

Christina LMT said...

Thing is, he could have just taken it off when asked. That simple. But he's probably proud of himself for "taking a stand." Whatever.

Trashman said...

I am the worlds biggest fan of pretty, cheap and easy. You know how them rednecks is about their NASCAR.

Christina LMT said...

Trashman, succinct and to the point, as always. No wonder you kick ass!

Buck said...

"Remember, this is easy, pretty, and cheap. And EVERYONE likes easy, pretty, and cheap, right?" We laughed and laughed as she realized what she had said and blushed bright red, poor thing.

And here I thought my soul mate really DOES exist... somewhere... only to find it was just a slip of the tongue. {sigh} ;-)

Christina LMT said...

I'm sure there are easy, pretty, and cheap women out there, Buck! You just have to keep looking, that's all.