I’ve had a lot on my mind lately. With my book
release coming up, planning my daughter’s birthday party, trying to find a spot for a book signing and just everyday normal things like shopping, taking the dog to the vet and taking my car in for service, my brain is fried. Add to that trying to keep up with writing blogs, reading blogs, reading books and writing a new book, I’ve about had it. I had a Calgon Take Me Away moment last night, there’s nothing like a long hot soak in the tub to reset your mind.
While I was sitting there I started counting the number of bottles of different types of products we have in our bathtub. We have various types and scents of shampoo, conditioner, body wash, bubble bath, body scrub, colored foam, shaving cream and bars of soap. We have 32 choices. Is it really necessary to have so many? My daughter loves experimenting with different scents and I like to try new things too but I think we’ve gone overboard.
Once I was out of the tub I counted my 15 choices of different lotions and 22 different types of body spray. It never ends. No wonder our brains get fried, we constantly have to make choices. Don’t get me wrong, I think I’m lucky to be blessed with these choices but some days I just wish someone would choose for me.
And while I’m on the topic what the hell is the deal with conditioner? You buy a new bottle of shampoo and a new bottle of conditioner at the same time and the conditioner is always gone before the shampoo even though you use the same amount. And when you buy hair dye you get this really great, wonderful hair conditioner in a little packet. Why can’t we buy that in the stores?
And don’t even get me started on Q-Tips.
Kum & Go Banking
My taxes are done and all I need is a check or money order to send to the state of Iowa. That sounds simple right? Wrong. I haven’t written out a check in years. In fact, I don’t even have any checks. I pay my bills electronically through a bank in Dubuque and I like it that way. I stopped at a bank in Monticello today and asked for a money order so I could pay my taxes and the clerk looked at me like I had three eyes. “You don’t have an account here; we can’t do that type of transaction unless you have an account.” Well excuuuuuse me, I thought you were a bank. I give you cold hard cash and you give me a piece of paper that is equally as good. Guess not. She said I should try the Kum & Go gas station down the street. Let me get this straight, I have to go to the gas station to get a money order? Screw that. I went home and called my regular bank, surely they would send me a money order. Nope. Not unless I go there in person. Unbelievable. I pay my bills electronically without being there in person, why the hell can’t they take
money out of my checking account and mail me a stupid money order? We’re
talking a whopping fourteen dollars here. Guess I’ll be doing my banking at the
Kum & Go from now on.
Have a wonderful Saturday passengers!