Friday, May 11, 2007

Thinking out loud

I was thinking about Mother's Day 20 years ago...  I had applied for a job as a waitress and lied on the application... Well, sort of, you see my Aunt had a restaurant in Texas [a steak house] and I pretty much knew what to do... I mean how much more was there right? 
I started on Mother's Day!  Talk about learning quickly...  at night... with drink, salad, all you could eat menu with dessert!  uh huh...  I think I was pretty good... well after a week or so...  I'll NEVER forget that Mother's Day!  I will also NEVER forget dumping a coke on a lady... She was good about it.  Well, it was more of a spilled not dumped...  I remember having to talley up the totals with a calculator and then looking on the tax chart. Oh ya and at the end of the month getting all my sales back with red marks on where I was wrong... sigh...  I am terrible at math but I keep trying... Sam on the other hand is a whiz but I guess you better be as a contractor....
 
Thinking about having to write out the amounts with tax makes me wonder what are we going to do in this country when somehow all the electronics do not work?  I went to a Walgreens a couple of years ago to buy a wrist brace for Kameron [football] realized it was the wrong hand and went back to switch it.  Doors were shut and the place was dark... the employees were in the front... "Sorry electricity is out so we had to close"... no one knew the price of anything, the scanning machine did it, yikes!
I can rememeber going to McDonalds as a kid and everything was handwritten too... remember?  Hamburgers were 10 cents sometimes... but you could get a whole meal for about a $1.49... Remember those Big Macs came in those styrofoam boxes? 
I'm rambling...
 
Anyway... hope ya all have a great Mother's Day weekend... I will if my present gets here ;)
 
 
 
Its a lens for my camera.. woo hoo...
 
 
Oh and I still haven't called Kris back...

5 comments:

frankandmary said...

I had a cousin, much older than I, running a diner by the docks & tried to work there one summer.  I was a teen.  I expected the guys to say: Thank You & Please.  I did not do well ;-).  ~ Mary

eml625 said...

I guess that job prepared you for feeding all those kids !!! I could never do the math, I SUCK at math !
Happy Mother's day !
 
E.

imgr8phil said...

You make rambling seem so nice!  LOL  Go have a 10 cent Big Mac on me chickie!  

Phil

queeniemart said...

this reminds me of standing at the cash register at Pik 'N Pak grocery and the cashier read the price of the crackers off the stamp on the box and turned to the register and there were buttons for a dollar or a dime or a penny and she took the arm thingie and pushed it down like a damn slot machine and it went cha ching!
Damn,were old.
Love,lisa

nana0014 said...

Hope your lens makes it in.
Take care, Chrissie