Overheard at dinner at a Thai restaurant last night:
Customer, upon sending her dish back to the kitchen: "This isn't objectionable, but it's just incredibly uninteresting. Can't you get me some green beans, and some snow peas?"
Mind you, the ingredients in every dish are listed on the menu. Which presumably she read before she ordered.
I couldn't help snickering. Mr. RK said, "I'll bet she's fun in bed."
And speaking of fun, is it me? Or does this sound a bit ridiculous:
My coworker took today off to chaperone his son's school field trip to - get this - watch salmon spawn.
I kid you not.
My boss, who generally only gets enthusiastic about football, was talking about how cool it was.
Seriously. Fish. Fish who reproduce and then, in a cruel joke of the universe, croak off.
Me: "So...they're fish. What happens? What do you do? You just watch them spawn?"
Boss: "If you're from the Northwest, it's a big deal." He said this with a straight face!
Translation: If you're from the Northwest, you are pretty easily fucking impressed?
Me: "So watch them and be happy the same thing doesn't happen to humans afterwards."
But what do I know? As we found out at dinner, interesting is relative.
And the big joke of the day is that our state's insurance exchange, was supposed to open today, isn't opening at all, but instead of admitting this, they're saying (I kid you not) that "the shopping experience is only partially available."
Excuse me, but if I can't "shop" and actually buy anything, I think that pretty much translates to the shop being closed, don't you? I am so sick of marketingspeak. But maybe I'm just not thinking out of the box. Maybe I need to think more strategically and run with it for the maximum optimization.
You never know, the ideation could go viral.
(Now excuse me while I gag.)