OK, first of all, I accidentally posted this on the Mews' blog and they raised a hissy-fit about it (even Marley), so I had to move it to MY blog (here). In fact, high-level compensation negotiations resulted in the Mews getting a whole handful of treats this morning AND I had to skip breakfast. Personally, I think they could have held out for HAM, but I didn't tell them I had some. Second, These are events from yesterday, but I already had a post up for yesterday and didn't want to bury it. Third, because some of my friends were kind enough to leave comments and they (the comments, not my friends) will disappear as I move this post, I am adding those comments to the end (blue).
My watch battery died just about on schedule. And few things will
get me to go RIGHT OUT like getting a replacement for that. Having a
non-working watch on my wrist drives me nuts. So I go to this one
jeweler all the time for it. The guy always remarks that he hasn't seen
one of "those" old watches in decades (Dad bought it for me when I was 15). I never remind him that I have
come in there for a new battery every year for 10 years.
lost one of the pins and suggested I buy a new one. No way. They lost
it, they replace it. They do that almost every time. I think they just want
to sell watch pins. You would think the floor should be covered in lost watch pins...
I have a velcro strap for the
watch and it is most convenient for me that it connects in a particular
direction. Apparently, it is not the way most watchmakers naturally
orient it. I told the clerk not to reverse it, but they did anyway. So
I had to hand the watch back and tell them to reverse it. They grumbled
It's a technical thing. The velcro band
has to go through a skinny rectangle loop. Pushing at it on the far
side of my wrist just doesn't work. Pushing it against my body works
well. Yes, it is opposite the way other straps work. But the jeweler
ALWAYS reverses it. I go through this every time.
Well, the watch is working again and oriented correctly for me. I'm happy.
emails that she is going nuts getting Dad the stuff he wants and
talking to him at visits. Well, "welcome to my (former) world". No
evil laughs, but some moderate chuckles... She really didn't believe
what I told her about Dad before. I feel like a climate-warming
advocate whose critics are suddenly shocked that their pet polar bear is
suddenly walking through slush instead of solid ice...
you know what I enjoyed about going out to get the watch battery? I
didn't have to tell anyone were I was going or when I would be back.
skipped lunch today just because I COULD and made dinner at 8 pm just
because I COULD. Freedom is wonderful. It's 5:30 am now (just because
I CAN stay up late again with music on loud) and I may just not go to
bed tonight (just because I can) again or go to bed now and get up at 2
pm tomorrow if I want to..
Its just damn FREEDOM...
[Fuzzy Tales] I chuckled over this...Not because
I've yet had to deal with having an aging parent live with me, but just
because, when my ex and I divorced, the freedom to come and go as I
pleased was so fantastic. Even now, 12+ years later and on my own still,
I revel in it. Well, except I do work full time. But my "off" time is
my own and it's something I still appreciate. So enjoy it fully! :-)
[The Florida Furkids] Enjoy your freedom (and your watch!)
[Megan] It's good to stop and appreciate the little things in life! LOL
[Katie Isabella] I hear ya, Mark...
[Sparkle] WHAT?! You don't tell the kitties where you are going or when you'll be back?! How will they know when to expect you?
[Shaggy and Scout] The kitties don't care which
way the watch goes as long as the pettings aren't delayed. You sound
like a kid in his first year of college with new found freedom! It's
hard not to say "I told you so" isn't it.
[Brian] Hey, us cats always have the freedom to not give a hoot about anything if we want!
I had a personally awful experience with Canon Customer Service, so I would never buy their products again myself.