18 July 2011

Monday Mincement

Is it because I'm someone's mother that I feel the urge to tell strangers to tie their shoelaces?


It is annoying the hell out of me that just because I engaged in online commerce to obtain new little yellow plastic flowers for our hummingbird feeder, I keep seeing banner ads for the little yellow plastic flower company. Time to scrub the cookies out of my browser.


Why does the bank waste paper by sending a whole page of "how to reconcile your account"? Is that some archaic law? Don't people know how to reconcile their accounts? And if they don't, does anyone really think they're going to start because of an extra piece of paper in the envelope?


This morning, between the subway and the office, I saw a kid in a stroller. Yeah, yeah, so what? The nanny was pushing the stroller with one hand, using the other to talk to her phone (read, paying no attention to the kid). The kid was leaning back with her feet up on the bar, using the stroller like a La-Z-Boy. In one hand, she held a sippy cup, in the other, an iPad (read, paying no attention to the out of doors). Yeah, kid was watching movies on her iPad, while her nanny talked on the phone. I think they should have stayed home.

9 comments:

Anjali said...

I would love that life--- to be pushed in a stroller with a sippy cup and an iPad. Sign me up.

FreshHell said...

Jesus. That last bit killed me. I can't tell you how many slow-ass drivers I was behind yesterday (farm equipment doesn't count) and each and every damned one of them (I noticed when I passed them) was talking on a cell phone. HATE. And if you're young enough to need a stroller, you're too young to have anything with apps in it.

Jennifer (ponderosa) said...

Speaking of banks and useless paper, I think you'd love this podcast about the credit card companies' attempts and readability: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/03/18/134664249/the-friday-podcast-4th-graders-read-a-credit-card-agreement

Also, re: child in stroller: when my son was a handful of months old he'd crawl into the baby swing -- we had one that was just an inch off the floor -- and lie back with a binkie in one hand and a bottle in the other. Always made me want a beer.

mayberry said...

Wow. Sad day when a kid needs electronic entertainment just to go around the block!

slouchy said...

Someone's cranky today. :)

Stimey said...

I'm enjoying Anjali and Slouchy's comments on this post.

You know the people in Wall•E? I think we're getting closer and closer to that every day.

Anonymous said...

sad, so sad..i fret for our future
poxx (from Heidi's blog)

Patois said...

They can't stay home. They must get their hour of daily sunshine and exercise. Maybe the kid was watching a nature show on the iPad.

painted maypole said...

wait til leaky sippy cup meets ipad. then nanny will have some reconciling to do. wonder if the bank info sheet covers that?