November 30, 2006

First of all, I would like to state, publically, that I am intrigued by this idea of a revolution. I want to discuss that more.

But, alas, I simply must share with you my most recent excursion into the land of the living.

Place: Coldstone Creamery

My youngest child was given a gift card for Coldstone almost a year ago. I figured we should use it.

As I order the ice cream, one raspberry sorbet with sprinkles, one cotton candy with sprinkles and one coffee with toffee and caramel (the man of the house has a sweet tooth), I notice the DITZ behind the counter. Oh well, I wasn’t coming here for the service, just the ice cream.

One girl asks, “How was your day?” I answer, “Long.”

“Oh really, where do you work that your day was so hard?”

I raised an eyebrow and said, “I’m a stay at home mom who homeschools and is also self-employed.”


Then nothing. Whatever.

It seemed to be taking an inordinate amount of time for my debit card to process and I finally asked, “Is everything ok?”

The sweet little be-bop behind the counter says, “Oh, I’m just tired! I would love to go home and go to bed right now. But don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine! Just got lots of homework!”

And with a cute little bouncy jiggle and the most sparkly of smiles, hands me my debit card receipt.

“Have a great evening!”

All I could say was, “Wow!”

I don’t think I was ever that ridiculous.

I don’t think I could be if I tried.

  • Erik



  • Erik

    And second…

    I had a blizzard from DQ yesterday. No worries of it melting when the temp is like 10 degrees with a strong wind. The blizzard was good. But as there werent any cute girls (or women I guess) at the mall it was a dissapointing trip.

  • Giraffe

    I bet the ics cream was good. Cold Stone rocks. But I think you do have to be a ditz to work there. Here they sing after they get a tip. I hate that.

  • heidi

    Yeah, the ice cream was wonderful. That’s why we go there! But because of the singing, I refuse to tip…

    Don’t think the marketing guys thought that one through…

  • Difster

    Reminds me of the time I went to McDonald’s and said, “I’d like a McChicken and a large fry please.”

    The kid put my order on the counter and I looked at him with a grave look and said, “Excuse me. I order a large fry, not a bunch of little ones.”

    He was NOT amused. Kids these days have no sense of humor.

  • farmer Tom

    You should have responded to her,

    “Better study hard, it will take a long time to fill that empty head”!!

  • AspergantuS

    You know… if it was a young boy behind that counter, I’d say you probably rocked his world cause you’re so cute and all… but if it was a girl… hmmmm, I just don’t know. Either way, it’s a different world than when you were that young (probably really not all that long ago, what 5, maybe 6 years ago?) and a totally different level of evolution than when I was young. Yup, yup, yup… you know… I can remember back when dirt was being created… and those little pebbles you chase, why they were boulders as big as a house and… why I could tell you stories about…

  • heidi

    *blush and curtsy*

    Why thank you, Aspergantus! What a lovely thing to say.

    Tom, I had no words other than “wow”. Which I did say out loud.