Sunday, April 21, 2013

Tell me again, how valuable is your time?

My buddy GB Miller asked the other day, "Are you going to post again soon about the stupid questions you get about your upcoming event?" I have a following!

The really, really dumb and repetitive question season is upon us, but I haven't yet reached the breaking point, because there's still about a month before the event. The more stressed I am, the funnier these pieces seem to get, so stay tuned. I'm sure I'll be ranting before the end of the week.

Until then...

Is it me? Or is it odd to call someone (me) several times, and email them multiple missives of 500 words apiece, complaining about something and then add a sentence saying, "My time is valuable..."

And I get the most ridiculous requests, involving tons of time spent sorting data, that all start with, "Can you..." and "Is it possible to..."

Right~! And I would like to say, "I can. And it is possible. But not for you!"

Then there's the issue of my emails not syncing with webmail, and being unable to find the contact information for the food carts that we had invited to the event last year.

I can't remember the name of the gourmet hot dog guy, who wears a shirt that says, "Ask me about my 10" weiner!" And no, I was not about to do a Google search for that. I live near Portland and there are too many things that already give me nightmares!

On a happy note, I wanted to thank all of you who have purchased and reviewed (or almost reviewed) The Adventures of Black Jack Pepper. Much appreciated! If you have a kid, know a kid, or are a kid at heart, or just feel like supporting your fellow blogger, please check it out.

And lastly, Mr. RK, who is very creative and a brilliant photographer, set up his photoblog.  Great pics and a bit of silly text.

18 comments:

Claire said...

Ha! A Shrubbery!

Elephant's Child said...

How I loved Monty Python.

Lynn said...

That guy shouldn't be hard to find then, with a shirt like that. :)

Love Monty Python, too.

G. B. Miller said...

Yay!

Although it's not the return of Mr. Kite, the return of Mr. RK to the blogworld is just as welcome.

Sadly, although I love Monty Python, I do not get the shrubbery reference.

LL Cool Joe said...

Wonderful photos! Mr RK is very talented, and I'm sure you agree. ;)

Granny Annie said...

"beware the shrinkage" lol Sounds like you and Mr. R.K. are cut from the same cloth. Both extremely talented and both very witty:)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

I love Mt. RKs Photo's....Really BEAUTIFUL!
And I love that pictures of the cat & dog, though I am not sure what the Shrubbery reference is---Actually, it almost doesn't matter---it's funny, anyway!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh no! Not the Cat Who Says "Ni"!

A Beer For The Shower said...

I hate stupid questions, but I do love hearing you vent about them.

Also, I am absolutely digging the photoblog.

Betty Manousos said...

that lol cat made me laugh!
mr rk's pictures are beautiful/ he's very gifted.


love monty python,too.

have a great week ahead!
xo

Rock Chef said...

I prefered Brave Sir Robin and the 3-Headed-Knight...

And yeah, you have to be careful what you type into Google...

Rock Chef said...

And very nice photos, too!

DWei said...

Yes that is completely normal when the person asking is extremely arrogant and believes they are more important than they really are.

Charles Gramlich said...

Wow, the dare I say, gall, of some folks in advertising their wares.

Riot Kitty said...

C and EC: I know, I love that scene!
Lynn: I think that's the point ;)
GB: Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail. PRICELESS.
Joey: I do!
GA: Thanks! Sarcasm is our second language ;)
Naomi: Thanks! And it's a reference from Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail.
Debra: I am just hoping someone films an entire scene with a cat saying "ni!"
ABFTS: Thanks and thanks! It makes it more bearable to laugh about it...
Betty and RC: Thanks! That means a lot coming from great photographers like you two.
DW: Normal and appropriate...never the twain shall meet.
Charles: That is a really good point! Although that did not stop me from coming up to him with an unsuspecting friend and saying, "She wants to know about your 10-inch weiner."

Introverted Art said...

oh little kit ready for battle. How sweet!!!!!!

Darth Weasel said...

I retreat to my standard answer. If there are no dumb questions, doesn't that mean that, for the person who asked it, that is actually...a SMART question...

don't let that sink in too deep, it is truly scary

Riot Kitty said...

IA: I loved it.
Darth: True!