Saturday, October 6, 2007
1. Pizza deliverers are compensated by their respective restaurants for gas money.
2. There is a delivery charge, therefore, tip is included.
3. If my pizza is late it is the delivery personnel's fault and therefore I will not tip.
These are just a few of the reasons people give. Let me assure you that:
1. Gas money comes out of pocket.
2. Delivery personnel only receive part of the delivery charge and in most instances it does not even cover the cost of gas to get to your home. Particularly if you live off the beaten track.
3. Deliver drivers have no control over when pizzas are cooked and orders are filled. If the restaurant is backed up, your pizza might not come when the adorable teenager on the phone promised you it would arrive. People who take the orders many times do not know what they're talking about when giving delivery times.
Overall, please cut your friendly neighborhood pizza man a little slack. They are overworked and underpaid, just like everyone else. Not to mention the fact that, GAS IS FRIGGING EXPENSIVE!
If it's raining and you order pizza because you don't want to go out in the rain, remember that the dripping person at your door is a person getting paid something slightly (ever so slightly) better than minimum wage to drive around in the rain for you. This human being on your doorstep had to dodge the idiots who cause accidents because they don't know how to drive in the rain. They had to find your house in your maze of a subdivision. Trust me, I hear about it all the next day.
So please, consider this a public service announcement on behalf of all the people who have to console the delivery drivers after a shift. Please, for the love of humanity, tip your driver! Thank you.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Anyway, the afghans are finished and given to the client. Forgot to take pictures when I finished because I'm a total dork, plus I was so sick of them by the time I was done that I really just wanted to hand them off and be done with it. I'll repeat the pattern again sometime I'm sure.
So this morning I heard on the radio that Marcel Marceau died. So sad. NPR kept talking about it and calling for a moment of silence. I felt awful because the first thought that popped into my head was "A moment of silence for Marcel Marceau, isn't that a little redundant? Shouldn't we have a moment of screaming?" Does that make me a bad person? It's just that little sarcasm bug that lives at the back of my brain. It seems that I spend a good portion of my life trying to silence him so as not to embarrass myself in public.
Well, now it's off to bed, or to work on one of the eight million projects I still have going.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I just finished row 144! Lets see 144 rows of 143 stitches means . . . I've done 20,592 stitches and I'm only half done! Boy I hate knitting afghans. This is why I only knit baby afghans, never full size. Too much work! Crochet is so much faster for these things. But the sweater and hat are already knit, so I have to knit the blanket to go with them. How do I always manage to get myself into these things?
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Aren't they cute?! Now if I could only motivate myself to finish the afghans. . .
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Oh, and I was watching Animal Planet and found out that baby ostriches are too cute! Okay, time to do something constructive again.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
When this one is done, I'll start another! Well, time to get back to making progress. . .
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Time to go back and read 'em again!
Friday, June 22, 2007
Of course, this morning I ran across another picture I hadn't seen and found out what I'd done wrong! Well, back to the drawing board. (I still like it though)
Monday, June 11, 2007
I'm so proud! I'll try to get better pics once it's finished.
Monday, June 4, 2007
I also decided I wanted it to say ARRR! So here are the letters (the R still needs a little work):
Now I just have to perfect the pattern, figure out how to get it to stop curling, and get the right yarn. Piece of cake! More pictures later.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Maybe no one would have noticed but me. That's what people always tell me. There's one thing that no one else realizes:
I'll notice! It will keep me awake at night. I'll be haunted by the ghost of projects passed. I'll become a mindless knit-zombie unable to function without correcting heinous mistakes! Doomed to pull out projects and make corrections for all eternity. Trapped in my own personal hell untangling miles and miles of yarn! A thousand sheep will weep copiously at the horrors heaped upon the fruit of their wool! Oh, the agony! Oh, the humanity!
I need to go lie down. It's all just been too much for me.
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Whoever was the genius that came up with the idea of fabric that you could run through your printer is my new favorite person. I've been making tote bags like crazy! I'm so excited to have something to teach classes about in the summer that people might sign up for! (For some reason they don't tend to come to knitting and crochet classes when it's hot out. Go Figure!) All together, life is pretty good right now.
Crafts are fun!
Monday, March 26, 2007
There's one that's really on my mind today: People who discuss the movie they've just seen while still in the vicinity of the movie theater. It's bad enough if you're in the parking lot, but do people really need to give away surprise endings in the bathroom? I've made a rule for myself that I don't even talk about a movie if I'm eating at a restaurant in the area. Some people would say that's going a little too far, but maybe those people have never had exciting climaxes ruined before they even got to sit down! Honestly people, can't we all respect each other a little more?
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
I spent entirely too much time over the past few days working on sewing something for someone who didn't pay nearly what it was worth, but that's the way it seems to go with me. I always submarine myself when it comes to getting what I'm worth. I should work on that. That's a problem for another day. . .