random musings friday

Its Friday again, and that means I am linking up with Shana at Fumbling Towards Normalcy for some Random Musings – so once you’re done here, make sure you check the rest of the week’s randomness!

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As I sit here writing this, I am enjoying a huge maple tea latte and a morning glory muffin and I feel, for the first time in a hella long time, like its going to be a good day.

What the heck is that about?

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When I leave work to go home, there are always 2 buses that come at the same time (or only a couple of minutes apart).  The first bus is packed with people and has to stop at every stop, because people are short-sighted and that is the bus everyone gets on, and the second bus is practically empty.

I am, apparently, very short-sighted.

I know, in my heart (and from experience) that there are always 2 buses. – if the second isn’t right behind, it will be along shortly.  Yet every day, when that first bus pulls up, I have an internal struggle:

Don’t get on this bus, just wait for the next one.

But what if the other one already came and this is the second bus?  Then I’ll have already missed it and will have to wait another 20 minutes!

Don’t be silly.  You know this is the first bus, look at how busy it is.

But what if the first bus was early, and the second one is this full because its picking up everyone that missed the first one?”

In the end, I always get on that first bus.  I get squeeze in, and get pressed up on by meth heads, shoved by teenagers, and coughed on by that weird guy who always talks to himself.

And, without fail, after going a couple of stops, the second bus zooms past us with 3 people on it, relaxing in comfort, pleased with their privately chauffered transportation.

Every damn day.

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When I was getting ready for work this morning, I heard the most blatantly racist ad for Panda Hut Express and I could not quite believe my ears.

It’s a “Chinese” man talking and gives the number to call to place an order “foe sewen free-free sex oh free“.

And a caucasian (read: no offensive accent) woman says, “Did you just say Free Sex?”

Offended, the “Chinese” man says, “Not Free Sex!  I said free sex!  Free sex oh free.”

I have no idea how the people at Panda Hut approved this ad – the accent is so bad, and so obviously not a Chinese man that I actually think they just used Mickey Rooney from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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Thank you all for your comments on the oh-so-important decision of my hair colour.  There were a couple of votes for blonde, but the overall consensus was split between brown and red.

So I guess I’ll go for auburn.

Have a great weekend!

0 thoughts on “random musings friday

  1. Wow. Really?? Of course there are ads on TV that I can’t believe made it on. Although, I think that’s one that I would really need to see to believe. You and Shana have the best bus stories. It *almost* makes me hope that there is public transportation at our next move.

    Happy Friday! I had scones with my vanilla mocha coffee all weekend and it was just bliss on a plate.

  2. Always take the second bus…always. And if, by some fluke, there is no second bus…there will always be a third. And you will get home meth-head free.

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