– I took my mom to our favorite Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant this weekend to treat her to her birthday meal. We both love that place. This time, I got yelled at by who I believe to be the owner of the restaurant. Our take on it was that she was understaffed that day. She served us well, the food was excellent. One of the best recipes they serve is a Vietnamese crystal roll. Oh….to say it is to die for is the right expression. But I always get confused when ordering it, because a crystal roll is one thing, a spring roll is another. One is fried, the other is not. The one we like is not fried and it has a bunch of veggies wrapped up in an uncooked rice roll and served with a side of dipping sauce. De-fricken-licious. Anyway, my mom said we should order those rolls to go so we could enjoy them later. So I ordered them, forgetting there were other options. “We have shreemp and pohrk,” said the ever-patient lady of the restaurant. “Oh!…Um..do you put the shrimp on the side? Or…” I asked confused since we usually order the vegetarian, but I didn’t think of that option. In frustration she snapped back with closed eyes, “No, we no put shrimp on side, we wrap it up!” I was stunned, it’s been awhile since I was yelled at like that. My mom told her we needed the ones with the vegetables in it, and that was all the hostess needed to know so she took our order and disappeared, only to quickly come back with our order. Both my mom and I giggled over being yelled at and understood that this woman was probably understaffed, overworked and frustrated during that particular day. We also ordered shrimp chips which are also nice to eat whenever.
– This Sunday we changed our times again and flipped our clocks one hour ahead. Right now, if we didn’t, it would be 9pm. We’ll get used to this time change and then we’ll have to turn them back later on. But it’ll be awhile.
– Do any of you want a free vacuum cleaner? I’ve had it with the one I have. It doesn’t pick up much of anything. I almost gave it away today, but changed my mind and gave it a chance to improve itself. I’m a cat owner, I realize that I need a vacuum that really performs in those types of environments. I got this one because it was affordable. Now it makes me think I need a Dyson. Anyway, if any of you who don’t own pets need a vacuum cleaner and would like mine. Let me know. Free to one of my friendly neighborhood bloggers.