Feb 8 2011

$9.99 for some little plastic sticks [day 258]

It would be easy for me to look at this and say, “I’m in the wrong business…”, but you can’t say that when you work for a church. ¬†ūüėČ ¬†I took this photo of a package of Nintendo Rainbow Styluses at Game Stop a couple of weeks ago. ¬†It’s just plastic sticks, no computer chips or fancy artwork, just little plastic sticks with a fancy name… “stylus”. ¬†No, we didn’t buy them, and although my kids loose them all the time, they didn’t need them. ¬†This is the only price option to replace your lost stylus, and you can’t just buy one, you have to buy a whole package.

These rank right up there with cereal straws…

Feb 8 2011

how many of you stayed home today? [day 257]

The day after the Super Bowl is apparently the most missed day at work for hangovers. ¬†The Dallas Morning News ran this article in a Super Bowl special excerpt. ¬†There’s a website that will give you good excuses so you can miss work if you’ve partied too hard. ¬†Seriously? ¬†The newspaper is posting ways to lie to your boss? ¬†So let’s say the employees of the DMN read this and call in sick. ¬†I think they should all get a paid day off for lying, as suggested by their employer. ¬†How about scheduling a vacation day is you plan to get smashed? ¬†Or maybe just have one or two beers instead? ¬†I just find it somewhat disturbing that the news would tell people to lie. ¬†Sad.