Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Whole Foods

Dear Whole Foods-
I like your vegetables and your shellfish and your cheese and your bakery, but that is the last time I am buying your organic ice cream. Bring on the chemicals and bovine growth hormone, please; they taste better.


Yesterday, I was at a fairly large scale goodbye party for a work colleague, and my other colleagues were in line for food when the caterers ran out of plates. My friends and I were waiting patiently for the plates to be replaced when some obnoxious person cut the line, went up to the server and started to take food and be all pushy. I said, under my breath, "Uh, there's a LINE!" Not quietly enough, I guess, because the guy totally turned around and looked guilty, and then tried to cut into the line BEHIND us once the line got moving again.

Does no one learn manners these days? Just because the food was free doesn't mean that you have license to be rude.

On top of that, the person who took the last plate, despite the obviously fact that they were running low on food (we had gotten to the party on the later side) and that there was a significant line behind him, FILLED his plate with the fruit salad and topped it with eight large spoonfuls of whipped creme. I was mortified.

And it isn't just an isolated incident. I can't believe the number of times lately that I have had a problem with people talking through movies in the theater... and they were ADULTS. And then you have the people who talk loudly on cell phones in restaurants, at the movies, at the theater, like they just own the place, or who take cell phone calls from other individuals while they are in the middle of a conversation with someone.

I grew up with parents and grandparents who were very strict about manners, table and otherwise. I used to think that it was stupid and a waste of time. But as I grow older, I appreciate that I have a good foundation in manners, even if sometimes I come off a bit more formal than other people. I am not saying that I don't ever make social faux pas; I am only human after all. It would be nice though if some people were a little more mindful of manners a little more frequently. It might make all the difference.

Monday, July 25, 2005

I can no longer find Peek Freans cookies in the grocery store. In particular, the Nice biscuits. I have looked in Boston and in Connecticut at both Shaw's and Stop and Shop, and there are NONE to be found.

Instead, there are crazy cookies with Shrek faces (clearly marketing tools) and fourteen different kinds of Oreos. Not to say that Oreos aren't tasty treats, but Peek Freans hold a special place in my diet. They go very nicely with tea and are very good for dunking, which is essential when drinking tea.

I just e-mailed the company to find out if they are only distributing at certain stores, but I am not holding my breath for a reply. It seems that Peek Freans are going to end up going the way of Lemon Coolers...

::desperately tries to hold on to good things from childhood::

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Hump Day

Someone forgot to mention to the former head of WorldComm that there's no crying in corporate fraud. I wish that I could feel bad for him, but I don't. And personally, I can't wait to see what happens to those jerkies from Enron. I don't know if 25 years is really compensation for ruining so many people's lives. He didn't kill them, but his antics hurt a lot of people and ruined their dreams for a happy, restful retirement.

One thing that I have learned is: this is America; don't mess with retirees. They have the AARP and whole communities out there ready to kick ass when necessary. And those little scooters. They will mow you down.

Thursday, July 7, 2005


My boss is on vacation for two weeks.

My co-Worker and I forgot to water her geraniums last week.

I hope that she doesn't notice that a lot of leaves and buds, that were there when she left, are now missing.

And people wonder why I don't have any pets...

Friday, July 1, 2005

I love me my Hollywood gossip!

E! Online's Gossip King Ted Casablanca has been talking about Toothy Tile for months now: a closeted male film star with a big picture coming out this summer who has been less than discreet about his man love. No one has managed to guess correctly who "Toothy Tile's" real identity is. So far...

Hmm, who has very noted teeth in Hollywood?

Who has films coming out this summer?

Who has gone on a MANIC publicity stunt recently proclaiming his undying straightness, er, LOVE for his lady??

Hmmmm.... I guess that it wouldn't be so surprising then to read this: Tom Cruise and Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas are lovers!!


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