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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Caturday Greetings from dreary but Happy Larryville, GN!

Criminy, what a work-week it’s been; managing customer expectations via brutal honesty is taxing. 🙂

Hope Sven’s feeling better today.

Buh…brain-dead right now; I need some super-coffee. Does super-coffee even exist? If not, it should; if so, I really want some.

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I appreciate the rather cruel cleverness -- and effort -- of this “gift-wrapping” idea:

wrapped angle grinder.jpg
Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Hi, Fatwa -- good morning, GN! Happy last Saturday of this year. I’m feeling better, but sad that my days off were spent mostly in bed. Alone. Sleeping.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

As the new year approaches, I’m sure California will be implementing a whole host of new absurd laws, but that’s just business as usual here and it’s hard to even get outraged over them anymore.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

OK, I couldn’t resist. From some newspaper: “Gov. Gavin Newsom signed almost 1,200 new laws this year, though not all of them take effect Jan. 1. Taken as a whole, the list embodies the uniquely Californian approach to governing. Most reflect the largely liberal viewpoint of the Legislature and its Democratic majority.”

Yeah, us. Sheesh.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Exactly. “California allowed this problem to fester, and California needs to fix it. Or sink under the stench.”

https://victorygirlsblog.com/dear-trump-let-california-sink/

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hi, Sven!

Glad yer feelin’ better.

I concur with the last sentence of that Victory Girls post.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Sven -- I’m glad you’re feeling better. It sucks that you’re time sick coincided with your time off.

Fatwa -- brutally honest in customer service is a novel concept.

The float is proceeding apace, but things are moving slower than I’d like. I haven’t checked the schedule -- that’s just my opinion. We normally work with Girl Scouts and their leaders, and they do a great job. This year, we have a few Girl Scouts and a bunch of Key Club students. I watched yesterday as the float supervisor went over to a group of about a dozen of them who were just sitting around, chatting and said he needed two people for a job. Nobody budged, volunteered, or said a word. I’m used to the Girl Scouts coming up to me and saying “there are eight of us -- where do you need us?”

We finally got a group of four of the boys to do a decent job on one part of the float, after much nagging and correcting by several people, including Teh Younger and myself.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hi, Paddy!

Perhaps someone should let Key Club know about their crappy volunteers.

WTF did those kids expect…participation trophies just for showing-up?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

They probably only get virtual participation trophies now to view on their phones.

dv8
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dv8
2 years ago

A bit late joining in on Caturday. Missed all teh fun. Hope everyone had a happy holiday even though it seems like everyone has a cold/flu.

Get better, Wheelies.