After watching Shrek
Fluffy: You know that thing that goes, “Quitting never gets you anywhere?” Well, that isn’t true.
Me: It’s not?
Fluffy: Because what if you’re really mean and everyone runs away from you. And then you quit being mean, and that get’s you somewhere–toward having friends!
Me: Shrewdly observed.
Fluffy: Yeah! That’s only like the most important thing in life, duh.
In the car
Fluffy: Mom, I just have this feeling that when I grow up, I’m going to be a real princess.
Me: That’s not a career you can really train for. You would have to marry a prince, and that’s not easy.
Fluffy: I know, but, I just have this feeling. Really! I feel like that’s going to happen to me.
Me: That’s awesome, honey. I had that feeling when I was your age, too. I hope you’re right. But in case you’re not, you should probably work on your math.
Remember when I railed against Home Depot? Well, I’ve since had every bit as awful a time with Lowe’s. Yesterday I tried to return a couple of garage door openers which I had bought on my debit card because there was a fraud alert on my credit card from buying a playset at Costco. Anyway, a team of three stooges spent over 20 minutes trying to do this return which ended with them returning $200 to my debit card, $89 on a merchandise card, and over $500 in cash! What? How? Huh? I just want it all back on my card like a civilized person. After discussing it amongst themselves and poking each other in the eyes and what not, the three stooges took down all my information and put everything in an envelope for Michael, the brains of the operation, apparently, to sort out today. Maybe I should have taken it in cash. Very useful for Craigslist. At least I’m absolved of driving all the way out to Lowe’s anymore.