Thursday, October 8, 2009

Back of the line!

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just scroll on down if you don't want the blather :)

Early this morning I went over to the new Winners store that opened here in my town. The store opened at 9:00 and they had advertised that the first 100 people in line were going to get gift cards, ranging from $10 to $100 in value.

When I got there, there were about 70 people in line already. For a chilly fall morning I was surprised to see so many women there. I hit the back of the line and settled in to wait. From the time I got there to the time they handed out the cards, about 25 new people joined the line AHEAD of me. WTF? People were joining friends, meeting up with others and basically butting their big butts in line ahead of all the people that were waiting there before them. NOT COOL, people.

One lady well behind me started yelling at some of the people that butted in line. She spent about 10 minutes telling them off and then loudly complaining about others who were butting in. The butters (?) basically laughed her off and acted all put out and defensive. Rude. I was actually happy to hear someone voicing what we were all thinking - get the F to the back of the line.

Then - then! The lady who had been so vocal decided to join her friends up ahead about 30 people. Hello? Hypocrite or what?!

Anyway. It was just rude, the whole scene. People were getting so angry and eventually the store staff just came out and handed out the cards to the first 100 people they saw in line (about 200 people showed up). I did end up getting one - $10 - hardly worth waiting for, really. And guess what? I was one of the last 5 people to get one. When I was probably at about #71 in line when I got there.

I mean... how hard is it to line up? Didn't we all learn the skill in daycare, kindergarten, etc? At what age do people decide, "Oh, I don't have to be polite. I don't have to do the right thing. I don't have to follow the rules of society."

So... I got a little Christmas present for DH with it and got out of there. Madness.

I've got my ultrasound at 2:30... wish me luck... I am anxious and upset about the whole thing. I need to know what's going on... things are just not right with me. I'm trying not to worry as I don't know what's happening. But the not knowing is scary, too.

Ok, enough grumpy ranting! Here are some giveaways for today:

For baby:
For anyone:
  • Win Michael Connelly's new book 9 Dragons (love his books! I recommend the Bosch series!) from Hachette at Outnumbered 3 to 1. Ends October 20th.
  • Win Alice Sebold's new book The Lovely Bones at Tutu's Two Cents. Ends October 20th.
and don't forget to enter my Skin Free giveaway! $30 towards all natural skin care... nice!

more to come...


  1. Geez, that fiasco at Winners sounds so frustrating! At least you got something out of it..

    Good luck with the ultrasound!! Keeping my fingers crossed for you...

  2. How annoying - the line thing I mean. Budding was never tolerated in elementary school and shouldn't be now. I would honestly feel so guilty if I did it.

    Hope all went well with you...


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