I try so hard, really I do, not to complain.
You, over there, in the corner, with the blue shirt on? You are SO grounded for laughing at me.
Ahem. Well, yesterday, I went to the cleaners to pick up The Hubster's shirts. When I dropped them off, I (nicely and sweetly, with not too much saccharine) called attention to the fact that almost all of the cuff buttons were cracked or missing. A heartfelt apology was issued, with pinky swear promises to avoid it in the future. CERTAINLY, the buttons would be replaced. At no cost, of course. I showed the clerk with the three feet of hair sticking up from her forehead and the five inch long nails that each shirt had extra buttons on the tail. When I went to get the shirts, they were no where to be found. Finally, it was determined that they were in the area for repair, being repaired that very second. Ok, fine. Except that they were supposed to be fixed BEFORE they were pressed, and the three ladies sewing were also SMOKING. AT THE SAME TIME.
Alrighty, then. I agreed to come back in an hour. Which I did, to find that his shirts were ready. I thought, "Maybe I'll just check them out", and apologized in advance to the cashier for my need to double check their work. I blamed The Hubster for it - "He's just so picky, and I know he'll be upset if I say I didn't check." I was all Southern Belle on them.
It's good that I checked, since they sewed WHITE buttons on some of them, where there was already a clear button, making one white and one clear, with gray thread.
Today my dryer repair man came. Despite making the appt for Friday, and having a confirmation, Sears told me that I made the appt for Saturday. $181 later, my dryer works. The thermostat shorted out, which messed up something or another. Fine, whatever. Except for the fact that $129 was labor fees - for 15 minutes.
Today was also the day that I took Allegra to the on call pediatrician. Hold your breath - are you ready for her diagnosis?
This makes FOUR times. I still have a cold, so he told me to get a throat swab on Monday if I wasn't better by then. He also suggested burning down the house. But make sure to get the kids out first.