Archive for April, 2011

The Royal Wedding Watching Party

With life so crazy who in their right mine has time to be up at 4am to watch the “Royal Wedding”?

Answer: My grandmother.

Now she planned on getting up. Had us set the channel and out alarms to make sure she was up.

My grandma is 84 soon to be 85 and we just nannynapped her from her sons and family in another country because they weren’t taking care of her. (They think she is just visiting but we are keeping her.) Although she has about 15 other grandchildren that lived close to her they never did things that most grandchildren do with their grandmother. So when this “Wedding” was announced and this has been the only thing she has been truly excited about, I said lets suprise her.

So, at 1 o’clock in the morning my sister was at good old Wally World looking for a tiara. At 3:45am we were in my nanny’s ( it is what I call her) room decorating it with tulle, paper lanterns, a wedding bell, and of course crowning her head with a tiara so that she could watch the wedding in style.

Of course everyone has to work so at 4:15 after my nanny was settled, my sister and I crashed on her couch and bed and went to sleep.

Was it worth it?
Definitely. She had a smile on her face when I woke up because she never expected to watch the wedding in such style.

I’ve Heard About You

I find that I say that a lot.  If someone has talked to me about someone and then I meet them I will say, “I’ve heard about you.”  

Just this morning I went to pick up a customer and she had order another cab to pick her up.  So the guy gets out of the van and walks up to introduce himself.  It so happens to be the owner of the company.  I introduce myself to him while I wait for “K” to come out and I say, “I’ve heard about you.”

Now why did I say that?  It is almost rude when you think about it.  What does he think that I’ve heard?  He says, “Oh yeah? What about?”  Now of course I can’t tell him what I’ve heard because then he would know who said what and not all of it is nice. 

So this is the impression I now have made on my competitor that I just met for the first time.  What does he think about me now?  Who knows. Is it rude? Most likely. But if  I find that I have heard about you and then I meet you I will say, “I’ve heard about you.”