Red bull

We got a new Brinx guy at work. That is what we call him when we aren't saying "the money man is here." This is the guy that comes to pick up the deposit every day. Which means I get to see him most every day. And this new guy is WIRED. He apparently is either a very happy guy or my guess is, he likes the energy drinks. He reminds me of this scene in Yes Man with Jim Carey.

Red Bull Scene

Which is SO COOL for me because it is one of my favorite scenes to reenact and at work, it is so classic. My people seriously wonder about me when I get to deal with the Brinx guy. It takes me at least a half hour to work him and the red bull thing out of my system. Though in the right mood, I can make that last all day.

In a side note, did anyone watch Regis and Kelly when Jerry O'Connell was on? He really does a number on Kelly because she is so animated and SERIOUSLY funny when she hosts with him.

Seriously I can have a 10 minute conversation in about 2 minutes with the Brinx guy and he does most of the talking. Every time I get close to asking a question, he answers me. So either I am very predictable or he just runs with his own commentary.

Saint is a big fan of the energy drinks. I can immediately tell when he has not only started his morning with a few AMP energy drinks, but added a few mountain dews to the equation as well. He is happy and for Saint, who is pretty low key, this is very happy. He also tends to talk really fast which I imagine is what he sees when I talk normal. Last night, he actually texted me that he would stay up for another hour, since we only had a few minutes to talk, so he could talk to me because he just can't sleep when he doesn't get to talk to me. Uhm, I beg your pardon? Does that really mean that I help put him to sleep by talking to him? Funny thing is, I really enjoyed that he stayed up so I could ramble to him about work after I ate dinner.

My mother did say I could put someone in a coma just by talking to them.

Wordless Wednesday - deer

I was sitting there brushing my teeth watching my cat, watch outside. She was all peaceful with her eyes all closed as she breaths deeply when all of a sudden she stands straight up and is on edge like she wants to leap out the window. I get up and slowly come around only to see this -

a family of deer walking outside my window. There is three of them on the opposite side of the road and the one in the middle of the road. They are casually getting ready to cross the road and then the cars come around and the one gets spooked and runs. I couldn't get a picture fast enough, but I couldn't believe how big they are. I didn't realize. And oh so beautiful.

I saw this family earlier in the week, but they were across the lake and I could barely make them out with my camera lens, so I am excited to know that this will be an occurrence I need to keep an eye out for. I am still getting used to the new camera lens (canon 55-250mm zoom) that I got for Christmas. The focus is interesting and I may have to read the instructions. (lol)

And then of course, whatever bird this is was taking a breather on the iced over lake.

Wordless Wednesday

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Public restrooms

When you go out shopping or wandering around town and realize you have to use the restroom, yet none of the places offer a public restroom. They have one, but you cannot use it. Ever wonder why?

Let me explain.

This past weekend, I cleaned our public restrooms constantly. I don't mean I ran through and picked up toilet paper off the floor - which I do all day long. I mean, I flushed pounds of large, massive feces, I scrubbed (with elbow grease) large, massive poop off the TOPS and the SIDES of the toilets.


And this was only in women's restroom. In the men's, someone took a ginormous dump in the urinal. Guess what, that doesn't flush. It has to be scooped out.

Nice. Real nice.

Do the people who do not flush, who pee on the toilet seat and don't wipe it down (it's your pee people) or the people who poop ON the toilet, who leave the toilet seat cover on top of the seat after flushing -- do these people ever wonder WHO cleans this up? Or do they even care?

Well, that my folks are the little people who work there. Those people who make minimum wage. And when those people refuse to clean the bathrooms, then the managers who make management minimum wage and work six days a week - then they clean it.

Every time you use a public restroom keep in mind it is a courtesy and not a necessity. Stores do not have to let the public use their bathrooms. And because of that, in our morning meeting, I have resolutely voted to lock our restrooms. I hate to do it because I was that kid (and still am) that get out in public and have to use the bathroom, but at least I clean up after myself. I check the toilet before I leave the bathroom - did it flush, is the seat cover flushed, do I need to take a piece of toilet paper and wipe down the toilet. Yes, I do this. I also wash my hands and use the paper towel to open the door because ONE in SIX people do not wash their hands. Ew.

Another quick note on this nasty subject, if you see someone defacing the bathrooms, please bring it to someone's attention because that may very well be the last time you ever get to use that particular restroom.