It's time once again for a random and happy Tuesday, linking up with Stacy's Random Thoughts at Stacy Uncorked and Sandee at Comedy Plus.
When Bigger Girl called me late last week to tell me about the porch incident, she, as is usual for her, said something funny. She told me, “Mom, all this happens to me, and I don’t even get a scar out of it, just a bruise. Scars are stories, bruises are lessons, but I didn’t learn anything!”
Personally, i think falling through someone’s porch while trying to deliver them a pizza is quite a story.
Speaking of stories, #1 Son has an interesting one that makes me glad i am not young and trying to date in this day and age. As best i remember, his conversation with his own manager at work went something like this:
Manager: I need to talk to you guys. Things are going to get interesting around here over the next couple of weeks. Ella just told me that her roommate’s boyfriend tested positive for Covid-19, so her roommate has to isolate until her tests come back, and so does Ella. If Ella tests positive, she will be out for the whole two weeks.
This also means that Harry, since you are Ella’s boyfriend, you need to leave now and go get tested, and if you come up positive, you can’t come back for two weeks.
[Insert #1 Son’s name here], I need to see you privately.
#1 Son (after they are in the office with the door closed): What’s up?
Manager: The news gets worse, and I didn’t want Harry to hear this, Ella is going to tell him herself. You know Al, our other assistant manager?
#1 Son: Yeah?
Manager: Well, Ella was cheating on Harry with him, so he is out, too, possibly for two weeks, so you and I are the only managers.
#1 Son: Oh, no!
Manager: It gets worse.
#1 Son: How?
Manager: You know Carl, the other cook?
#1 Son: Don’t tell me.
Manager: Yes, he’s been with her, too, so he’s out until his test comes back or two weeks, so you and Greg are our only two cooks.
#1 Son: Great.
Manager: It gets worse.
#1 Son: No!
Manager: You know Blake the delivery driver?
#1 Son: Don’t tell me!
Manager: Yep, so we are down by a delivery driver/dishwasher, too. And, of course, Ella being out means we are down a waitress and kitchen prep person.
#1 Son was laughing by the time he told me all of this, but it was not funny at the time, and it still isn’t for poor Harry. #1 Son’s conclusion is that Ella will not come back at all, now that she has been found out she will be too embarrassed. Also, since Harry has been talking about moving out of state to be with his dad but was staying here for Ella, he now has no reason not to move, and will get a good recommendation and find a restaurant management job where his dad is living.
Next time you are imagining being young again, remember what these young people have to deal with these days.
Anybody ready for some funny or interesting stuff forwarded by Grandma?
Hope you all have a fabulous Tuesday!
This month, i am providing the prompts for Words for Wednesday. As is my custom, i post the prompts on what is Tuesday for me to accommodate those in other time zones.
You can write your story on your blog and leave a link here, or write your story in the comments, your choice.
This week's prompts are:
This week i am also adding the following archaic words which you may use or ignore:
mooncalf (a foolish person)
orts (scraps or remains)
fandangle (a useless or purely ornamental item)
Accession Day -- Jordan (King Abdullah's accession to the throne in 1999)
Community Day -- LO, MU, Spain
Donald Duck Day -- his screen debut was today in 1934
La Rioja Day -- La Rioja, Spain
Magic Circles Day and Magic History Gathering -- marking the founding of The Magic Circle, a society of amateur and professional magicians
Meezers' Colors Day -- celebrating the beautiful markings of Siamese (meezers) and other colorpoint cats
Murcia Day -- Murcia, Spain
National Heroes Day -- Uganda
National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
Profess Your Love Day -- promoted by ecard companies which think you need to say "I love you" more often
Purple People Eater Day -- Sheb Wooley's hit reached #1 this date in 1958
Remembrance for Sigurd the Dragonslayer -- Asatru/Slavic Pagan (in some traditions called Siegfried)
Sjalvstyrelsedagen -- Aland Islands (Self-Governing Day)
St. Columbia of Iona's -- Celtic Christian, today is one of the luckiest days of the year to superstitious Highland Scots, especially propitious if it's a Thursday (Apostle to the Picts; Patron of bookbinders, poets; Ireland; Scotland; Pemboke, Ontario, Canada; against floods)
St. Ephraem's Day (creator of hymns; Patron of spiritual directors, spiritual leaders; Syria)
World APS Day -- spreading awareness of Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
World Pet Memorial Day -- some sites say this is always on June 10, others that it's always on the second Tuesday in June, but none can tell us where it came from or who started it that i can find
Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito marries Masako Owada, 1993
Nero marries Claudia Octavia, 53
Natalie Portman, 1981
Johnny Depp, 1963
Michael J. Fox, 1961
Dick Vitale, 1940
Jackie Mason, 1928
Les Paul, 1915
Robert Cummings, 1910
Cole Porter, 1891
What's Love Got To Do With It(Film), 1993
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier(Film), 1989
Today in History:
Roman Emperor Nero commits suicide, 68
Odo of Aquitaine defeats the Moors in the Battle of Toulouse, 721
Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River, 1534
The Harvard Corporation is established as the first corporation in the Americas, 1650
James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the colony of Georgia, 1732
The Congress of Vienna, forerunner of the League of Nations and the UN, ends with much of Europe's borders redrawn and settled, Switzerland's neutrality confirmed, and free navigation guaranteed on many rivers, 1815
Five hundred Mormons leave Iowa City, Iowa and head west for Salt Lake City carrying all their possessions in two-wheeled handcarts, 1856
Alexandra Palace in London burns down after being open for only 16 days, 1873
China agrees to lease Hong Kong to Britain for 99 years, 1898
Alice Huyler Ramsey, a 22-year-old housewife and mother from Hackensack, New Jersey, becomes the first woman to drive across the United States, 1909
Queen Elizabeth II officially opens London Gatwick Airport, 1958
Israel captures the Golan Heights from Syria, 1967
Secretariat wins the Triple Crown, 1973
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) opens its priesthood to black males after 148 years, 1978
The British lease of Hong Kong expires, 1997
The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and NATO sign a peace treaty, 1999
In Riyadh, Saudia Arabia, six women were arrested for practicing driving in an empty car lot; women are banned from driving on the road, 2011
The World Health Organization suggests women delay pregnancy in areas where the Zika virus is very active, 2016
In the largest ever protest in the city of Hong Kong, over one million people gather to take a stand against new laws regarding extradition to mainland China, 2019