Welcome to the most convoluted title I’ve have come up with yet. Hold on to your hat as you read my post because I am in a ramble-y sort of mood. 😛
Today I discovered something cool at a local coffee shop.
Can you spot it in the picture?
I bought a large coffee, which is the second time I’ve done this in the past week. Rarely do I purchase super-size anything… 😐 (But that’s not the cool thing I’m referring to…)
Despite the two sugar options near my cup, I do not sweeten my coffee. 🙂
I had offered to drive the wayward girl to school with her trombone given the snowflakes were coming down as if the next apocalypse is about to start. While out, I decided to get an errand done I skipped out of yesterday. I needed eye drops among other things, and while I was at Shoppers Drug Mart, for whose brand I had a gift card, I was irritated for the first time of the day. Twice.
Note: it was 8:55 am.
Anyway my stuff was all on sale, and so I went to the cashier to pay.
She directed me to the self-checkout machine thingy.
“Can I help you with the self-checkout today,” she offered professionally.
“No thanks,” I told her and expected a debate.
Look, I don’t mind using the self-checkout when I have a couple of things, but I had about ten and frankly, I don’t work there. Just ring it in for me. Every single muscle in my upper body was achy due to boot camp yesterday and I just didn’t feel like doing more than just stand there.
Besides, if I wanted to check myself out I would have walked to the right three steps and done it. But I didn’t.
Anyway, that was the first irritation.
I took out my gift card and told her I wanted to pay with that.
“We don’t accept this one here,” she told me.
I looked at it. It said PC on it, which is a brand they sell in that store.
“Nope, the No Frills next door will take it though,” she assured me.
Well, I don’t wanna go to No Frills…and yes, that was the second thing that irritated.
I put my gift card back in my bag and waited for her to finish ringing in my purchases.
“Do you want to redeem your points?” she asked me next. “You have $20.”
Ok, that’s nice. My total price was just over $50 so yes, twenty bucks off is a nice perk.
I said yes. My irritation was waning slightly at that point. 😉
Next question she had for me was whether I wanted the receipt printed or emailed.
Ugh. Last thing I want is more useless email.
She printed the receipt and wrote her name on top. Then she circled the survey thing and told me I could win more points.
I may do this when I get home. 🙂
By the time I finally left the store it was snowing less. There was a Dollerama nearby which I visited next to get a cheap pair of reading glasses and some boxed juice for the wayward child, and finally on the way home, I stopped in for coffee.
Did you figure out the unique thing in the picture above?
They placed linguine in a cup to serve as stir sticks. And got rid of the plastic stir sticks. 🙂
I’m typing this post into mobile at the coffee shop which means that if I publish now, the comments will not be activated.
It looks like the problem is because you write your posts in snippets and the comments are being disabled when it saves to draft.
According to GitHub, the issue (comments being disabled) is #10951. That’s a big number. A big number of issues…here is what it says below the number:
The actual problem is with autosave or update draft. It is now issue #11251 (an even bigger number):
Short version: don’t publish from mobile, open a browser and manually activate the allow comment boxes as I explained yesterday.
So, I will return home now, finish this post, publish it on my laptop so the comments will appear, and then take Molly for a walk. The temperatures are supposed to drop something like 20 degrees in tbe next few hours which explains the pressure pressing on my brain in the form of a headache. I’d rather walk the dog before it gets too cold.
See you in the comments.