Today was my first day back to work after four furlough days, a week long vacation, and then Columbus Day. Dear mister Columbus, thank you for sailing the ocean blue and giving me a day off work. That is all. Dear Congress, thanks for nothing. I lost $537 out of my check last week because of you.
I had every intention of writing this post on my lunch break, but my first day back after two weeks away was kind of like throwing a marriage party for a tornado in a tiny room. See? I’m even writing terrible metaphors because my brain stopped working three hours ago. ANYWAYS, I wound up leaving for lunch because sometimes it is a good idea to step away from the chaos. So here I am at 5:30-ish in the afternoon with a *very* funny story from last week. Well, I think it’s funny. If you don’t think it’s funny, just be gentle and give me a courtesy laugh.
So last week we did a little shopping. We heard of this A-mazing store called Gabriels and decided to check it out. Basically, take a store like T.J. Maxx and make it three times bigger and fill it with cooler, cheaper stuff that is better organized and doesn’t smell funny, and you have Gabriels. I think we spent at least two hours in there. Maybe not. I don’t know because I was in a time warp surrounded by two dollar shirts that actually fit and lots of cheap jewelry. I am relatively certain I lost track of what day it was.
I’m walking through their home-y stuff and marveling at all the different ways I could decorate my house, when I pass by a row with a young woman pushing a buggy. While she was shopping, she was also talking on her cell phone. I managed to walk by at an excellent time and managed to overhear this “jewel” of the conversation:
“Guess what??!?!?? I talked to my lawyer today. They wound up dropping one of my charges, so now I’m facing only one felony instead of two! Isn’t that awesome!??”
People, generally speaking, it is not good to talk about how many felonies you are facing while shopping. I don’t know, it might, like, be sort of weird if an innocent blonde girl overhears you and then shared it on her blog. O.o
I think I’ll go eat some ice cream now.