There wasn’t any wine involved in the writing of this post like last week, but there was a trip to the Verizon store and an incident involving cooking burgers on the stove and the fire alarm going off and not knowing where the smoke detector was for a good 3 minutes. But at least the Verizon trip was a success. I really thought I would walk out of there frustrated but I was able to successfully get an upgrade with the help of a very nice employee. I also saved a ton of money by turning in 3 old phones. I would show you a picture of my new phone, but what would I take it with?
Ah….I just got the genius idea to take it with my iPad. See, this is exactly why Thursdays are for thinking out loud…
Anyway, let’s talk about what I have been thinking about this week. Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, it’s really summer clothing season. However, my school’s AC has been blasting for the past three weeks and I have been forced to wear pants and sweaters and closed toed shoes. I did attempt capris and sandals on Tuesday, but regretted it quickly. And I cut myself shaving in the process, which reminded me why I don’t really mind long pants.
I’ve sort of been enjoying listening to the radio on my ride into work in the morning. Sometimes the conversations are amusing and the other day they were talking about “Is it ok to…” and then having people call/text/etc about if they thought it was ok to do certain things. I thought it would be fun to share some of them because it got me thinking a bit.
Is it ok to eat food at the grocery store before you buy it? I didn’t know that adults did this, but I remember when I was a kid my mom used to let me eat those boxes of animal crackers while we were in the store and then of course she would pay for them with the rest of the groceries. But the discussion turned to people eating produce in the store. First of all, most of that stuff is weighed, so it’s basically stealing. Also, it hasn’t been washed! Think about all the germs on that stuff from people touching it. Gross!
Is it ok to put your trash in a neighbors garbage can/recycling bin? I think this one depends. If it’s like one small thing I don’t think its a big deal. But I guess in some places you pay separately for trash and/or recycling pick up so some people try to get out of paying it by dropping it with their neighbors stuff.
Is it ok to light a candle in your cubicle at work? I thought this was a pretty weird one. It didn’t even occur to me that someone would try to do this but the first thing that comes to mind is that it’s a fire hazard. Then there’s the whole issue of how it smells. I’m sure some people would definitely be bothered by that and it’s just better to go ahead and not even try to pull this off.
So, what do you think about all that stuff?
-Do you eat food at the grocery store before you buy it?
-Ever put your trash in a neighbor’s bin?
-Is it acceptable to light a candle at your job?
Thanks to Amanda for allowing me to share my thoughts on those subjects!