I am getting grumpier and grumpier in my old age. I used to think stupid people were funny. Now I collect their idiocies and brood over them, allowing my annoyance to blossom out of control.
Example: a woman and her brood who came out of the theater whining that it was too dark to find seats. It's a movie, moron! It's supposed to be dark! Next time why don't you buy your tickets before the film starts!?! It amazes me how many customers show up 30 minutes after the advertised show time and are shocked that they've missed some of the movie. Get. A. Clue.
Another annoyance is people who don't understand basic English. I'm not talking about immigrants; I mean supposed native-born American-speaker types who listen to our recording stating that the movie they want to see plays daily at 1, 4, 7 and 9:45 and then call to ask what time it plays on Saturday. Saturday is a day. How can they not get that? Did we say "weekdays?" No. Daily. As in every day. Grrrr.
Even the employees are catching it. I was threading a movie and one of the clerks came upstairs to ask me if she should get out some more kids' combo boxes. How many were left? I asked her. "Three." Hmmm....there were 30 when we opened a half hour earlier, and now there are three. Hmm...that's a tough one. Grrrrrrrr.
I wish I had one of those tee shirts that say "I see stupid people." I'm make it my uniform...
I saw geese flying north today. Yay! It must be almost Spring!
So I had a crappy day yesterday, mostly because my day started out with a shocking disappointment. I had a craving for Cheesy Tots, and so decided to stop at Burger King for some on my way into work. Imagine my anguish when I got to the restaurant a block from my house and found it closed. Closed! As in, "Out of Business." Even the sign was gone! There was just an empty skeleton where the giant hamburger used to be. I had just driven past it Wednesday on my way to and from work, and on Friday it was abandoned. WTF?
I knew the economy was bad--half the stores in our strip mall have gone out of business in the last few months, even ones that had been there for 10 or 20 years. There's one whole section where you can see on the facade where four or five neon name signs have been removed. But Burger King? And one right on "restaurant row" with the Rally's and Arby's and Pizza Hut etc.?
Since I already had my blinker on I pulled into the KFC next door and got a Toasted Wrap. It was good, but it was no Cheesy Tots.
(I was going to add a link to Burger King's Cheesy Tots info, but their graphics-intensive site crashed both my Firefox and IE browsers. Swine.)