Monday, February 8, 2010

Monday Musings

Several things bounced around in my head today, but none of the topics deserved a post of its own... so here you go:
  • I got a free lunch at Arby's today. The matter in which it happened is kind of funny and sad. I had a coupon for a free regular roast beef. The girl couldn't figure out how to get it to ring up, and finally she found a way to make it happen. Then I ordered a $1 fry and a $1 drink. (Hey, I'm unemployed and on a budget.) When she punched them in, they rang up higher prices. I pointed this out and she told me they didn't have buttons to push for the value items and them made it do a 20% off thing and the total was still like $3.50 instead of the $2.20 it should have been. She seemed baffled that I wasn't going to pay that when I ordered two items that were $1... She stared at me. I stared at her. She punched in something and announced my meal was free. O...k... I think she just had no idea how to ring up my order, which I thought was kind of sad but I wasn't about to question it.
  • So then I went to Wal-Mart. I'd really like to boycott that place because I never have a good experience when I'm in there, but since I'm on a tight budget I really need to shop where most of the items I buy are cheapest. That would be Wal-Mart. Today's big issue? They're remodeling... which means rearranging everything. Something they did like two years ago. My first big issue is that they're letting themselves run out of a ton of stuff so that it's easier to move things around. I think this is pretty unfair to the customers as well as bad business practice because I was annoyed they didn't have things I wanted AND they lost money when I went elsewhere to buy it. Second, in a few weeks I'll go in there and everything will be moved and I won't know where anything is and I will be annoyed. Ugh.
  • It's snowing again. It's not much... maybe an inch or so. But this is crazy. I'm suddenly having one of those "we're not in Tennessee anymore" kind of moments. It was crazy to get enough snow to go sledding in last week. To see more of the white stuff again so soon is unsettling. Global warming my foot. (BTW, don't leave me comments about how it's "climate change" now and that it really does exist. I'll probably just delete it because it's my blog and I can do that. God controls the weather. End of story.)
  • I really miss dancing sometimes. I don't miss spending my Saturday afternoons at the dance studio, but I do miss that feeling of going out on stage and doing a really fast tap number or a really amazing pointe dance.
  • I'm running a half marathon on Saturday. The longest I've ran to prepare is 10 miles. I know I'll finish, but it will definitely be more of a training run sort of race instead of one where I try to do well. Plus it's going to be cold. Really cold. What was I thinking?


Love to Run said...

This is a great post. I love all the different directions you go in.

Good Luck in the Half Marathon on Saturday. Even if it is just a training run, we all want to do good! Have Fun! said...

YAY!!! half marathon!!!

YAY!!! free lunch!!!

BOO!!! Wal-mart

Miss you lady!!

stay warm, its snowing here too!!


Niki said...

Fun post! We got a ton of snow here in Memphis again! Finally just stopped snowing this morning! It's crazy! I'm with you on God controlling the weather!! Good luck on your half on Saturday!!

runningwithsass said...

good luck on your half! i only ever trian up to 10 miles for half either.
I know what you mean about wal!

d.a.r. said...

Amen on the global warming, haha!

Good luck on Saturday!

J said...

Ugg i hate Wal-mart too! I only go on week nights otherwise it is too crowded for me! Good luck in the half this weekend!

Getting My Words Out said...

FYI...WM does the "rearrange" thing intentionally---when they move things you have to spend more time in the store, and most likely will spend more. ALSO, watch for this (if it hasn't happened already) they will begin having more and more "Great Value" (WM's own brand) products instead of brand names. Yes, they are cheaper, but do some research to find out WHY they are cheaper and you might think twice about buying them. I'm from NWA, home of WM, and I won't spend my money there unless there are NO other options.