Thursday, March 13, 2008

Thank You!




I have been so blessed as of late, seriously. I feel as if I should say Thank You to several people who have made my life more bearable during this ridiculously long winter.


First I would like to say Thank You to the wonderful person who smacked into my mini van in a parking lot, you rock! You were even so kind as to drive off, it is people like you that make this world beautiful. I know you drive a red truck or van. I will be looking for you to give you an appropriate thanks.


Thank You check out girl at Wal-Mart. It made me all warm and fuzzy inside when you rolled your eyes at me and said " Um you want me to put your groceries in here?" as you held up my cloth grocery bags with such charm that I knew right then and there that I will seek you out every time I shop at Wal-Mart. Customer service, ain't it grand? I know you appreciated it when I told my friend ,who I was on the phone with, that it takes 1,000 years for one bag to decompose. See you next week!


Thank you kind lady who gave me the middle finger, your number one in my book as well!!! Sorry that I could not turn into on coming traffic. I had my best friend with me, I love her and did not want to end her life by pulling out in front of a semi. I hope you did not mind the fact that I drove 5 miles under speed limit and "blocked" you in on the highway. I don't like to speed.

Thank You to my son's school. Can I tell you that Tony is SUPER excited to dress up like Pa Inglis and go to the Sheboygan historical museum. He just loves being in the spotlight. Thanks for making life so easy for me. I look forward to that day with such anticipation!


Thank You mother nature. I so appreciate you reminding us that we live in Wisconsin by dumping over 84 inches of snow on us this winter. Larry especially enjoyed the 45 minutes he spent every day for a month snow blowing, he most enjoyed it when it was -25 wind chill! Now as the snow melts we can go swimming in our back yard.


Last but not least I would like to thank OPEC. The thought of paying $4.00 a gallon for gas has me so giddy with anticipation I can hardly stand it!! It is especially great because I am a REALTOR and I drive every where for work. I don't think my children will mind being with out certain necessities, who needs food when you have love?

86 comments:

T said...

LMAO!!!! Oh my gosh! Hilarious! And when are they suppose to dress up? Omgosh. I've got to find a costume?

AFRo said...

Atta way to look at the positive side of things girl! Congrats on being the featured blogger today on SITS!

Kandace said...

Look at you, thanking all those a-holes...it's so...so sweet.

Nancy Hood said...

You're the featured blogger! Congrats!!

Kristen Schiffman said...

HILARIOUS. And oh-so therapuetic. I may have to write my own thank you note...to my mother in law, my landlord, the wheed whacker guy who begins his wheed whacking at 5am. LOL.

Great post. So funny.

trashalou said...

It is always important to give recognition for the day to day stuff, isn't it?

Angie said...

OOh, I bet that felt good. I especially love the Wal-Mart cashier thank you note. Is it in their job description to be rude, avoid eye contact, and not speak unless spoken to?!

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

SITS brought me here. Your sense of humor will bring me back! Great post :)

Tsosie and Peterson Bunch said...

I too am just giddy about the gas prices. Perhaps a small note from each of us will let them know:)

The Walsh's said...

My Mom always seemed to be so excited to dress me up like something - Thinking back I'm sure she saw it as the task that you do...Shame.

Melissa said...

Thanks for givin' a shout out to all those lovers of life out there. It gets me all warm and toasty inside to hear about more people who make this world a better, more "special"(is that proper grammar?) place!
I wonder if OPEC will be searching the far off regions of North Dakota to alleviate our fuel needs! It will be interesting to see how that all pans out. Maybe China will get first dibs! Isn't that the true fashion of the USA? To think of others before we think of ourselves???
Thanks for the LOL post. A truly worthy SITS feature. I'll be back.

Kristi said...

Girl - this post is your shining moment!!! I just love it - YOU should be running for president!

Gina Marie said...

Oh, oh, I just feel the PAIN!!
BUT- we are supposed to be thankful in all things, so you're on the right track here!
:-)
This was hysterical!

Toni said...

Oh my gosh this has me rolling. What a great blog! I have a few people I should thank as well

Jenny said...

SOOOO funny!

emily said...

I'm glad to know that Wal-Mart is so environmentally aware. Great post. Can't wait to read more.

-Bridget said...

Very cute! I SO have those days... A LOT.

Mitch said...

No. Thank YOU for providing some great entertainment this morning! I needed that ;)

Missy said...

This is beyond funny... the fact that your 10 yr old has to dress up like a pioneer...priceless! You know he's going to be "sick" that day, right?
You're great, can't wait to read more...

scatterbrain said...

We can all identify with the experience of a day like this - I love the world-weary resignation.

The witty style of blogging it helps us all to realise that laughing at the utter dreadfulness of others is a good way of coping and getting it into perspective.

I'm off now to add you to my blogroll. An inspiration indeed!

~Sheila~ said...

That's funny! I have a few thank yous to give to some unsuspecting individuals also. Great Idea.

Heather said...

This is a brilliant idea. I think that we should all write thank you notes to people who don't necessarily deserve them. It's all about gratitude. Our mommas raised us right.

Suzanne's Blog, Jane's Blog said...

My 1st time here, but it won't be my last, great post.

Katy Lin :) said...

rotfl! this is great! - but OMG, 1000 YEARS!!! i now have a tremendous guilt complex about the millenia it will take my previously used plastic bags to decompose! it's ALL cloth from here on out! - love your blog - found you thru SITS, i'll be back!

Karen said...

LOL. I think they have training sessions at Wal-mart on the best ways to irritate their customers.

Mind you, so do 99.9% of all the other stores around here. Customer service? What's that?

Talisman said...

Speaking of 1000 years in a landfill, you ever seen these? http://www.gdiapers.com Good stuff for any of your future diapering needs or your friends future diapering needs or well.. yea...

Sunshine said...

That just felt great reading, girl! I need to write me some than you notes!

And about the costume...I can't even get my kids to wear SOCKS without meltdown city!!

Good stuff! :)

Amanda Jo said...

This made me laugh out loud! I love sarcasm!

Well said!!!

WheresMyAngels said...

Hoo Rah!

Jessica said...

HAHAHA OH MAN!! those must've been some days but u made them very humorous. AWESOME.

Nichole Jolene said...

we thank the same people! except it's possible, that i may be sympathizing with the wildly impatient unfeeling jerk of a lady who flipped you off. i'm not saying i have road rage, but i'm not saying i don't. have a supercalifragilisticexpealidotious day!

Staci said...

no, thank YOU for this post...funny stuff!!! ill be back

Mama's Losin' It said...

And thank YOU for sharing your lovely letter...without a stitch of sarcasm.

'Cause I just HATE sarcasm. ;)

Z's Mom said...

Ahh...there is nothing better than a cup of sarcasm in the morning! I LOVE it! You put all this much more nicely than I ever could.

Sheri said...

I needed this today . . . I have a love/hate relationship with Fridays . . .thanks for the laugh!!

Kat said...

Oh, I hate the dress up days. I have a child who is obsessed with being in the spotlight...that is not my issue. My issue is the delusion that I am capabale of creating said costume.

Mamahut said...

I am so late, I think it has all been said. Thanks for the giggle. Is it a national crime to take City Market bags into a Safeway store? You would have thought I was robbing them.

Jennifer P. said...

I'm sorry I hit your van. I really was trying to avoid it.

This was great! I am forever "thanking" people like this all day long!

Neurotically Yours: said...

SOOOO funny! I think I had that same checkout girl out Walmart!!

carol said...

I think the cashier at Wal-Mart has a twin in North Carolina.

Sherri said...

Wow --- we must shop at the same Walmart (except I am in Utah)

The SITS Girls said...

Look at all this comment love!!! We love it (and this blog!)

Merrie said...

Do you know...I think I've driven in front of that same lady! :) Gotta love those folks that try to run you off the road. Lots of fun and excitement!
Great blog!

EmBee said...

I LOVE me a mom who appreciates the finer subtleties of sarcasm! You ROCK! :-)

christie said...

Funny! I LOVE how you stayed 5 mile under the speed limit! So fun!

Embracing the Ordinary Day said...

Appreciation makes the world go round...or is it that it keeps us sane...or do we need a drink?? I get confused...

Hairline Fracture said...

Loving your sense of humor. Sometimes you gotta laugh to keep from crying--or losing your temper!

Adiel said...

Saw you on SITS!

I love your sense of humor, it seems quite similar to mine.
Best part.. "You're number one in my book as well!"

Erin The Great said...

ROFLMAO!! That was amazing!! I can completely relate! I found you on SITS and I am ever so glad I came over here because you are hilarious!

Swirl Girl said...

No- thank you for making me laugh this morning. Just saying the word 'Sheboygan' makes me smile!

www.swirlgirlspearls.blogspot.com

Jacki McHale said...

Oh God, how do you clean Starbucks Frapachino off a monitor and keyboard because I just blew it all over, laughing at your "Thank You's" they were awesome, and very inspiring to me! Love the post!

Jacki
via SITS

Tausha said...

ok-so i think that you hit the nail on the head with every little thought.

Things like this little note that helps us become more aware of what we should be really grateful for! Gotta love those wal-mart employees!!

Melanie said...

Hilarious!! I should have done this the other day instead of just complaining about the idiots who kept me from seeing my 5th graders graduation! True Genius!!

Stephanie said...

You, my dear, are freakin' hilarious!!!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

I am still laughing, what a letter. Just when you think that you cannot take anymore, wait there is yet more coming.
Loved this blog, it is my life too.

new every morning said...

SO funny!
I think I'm in the mood to write my own thank you list.

Angela said...

Hilarious! Got to love the peeps at Walmart.

TheMama said...

I can't tell you how many times I have put my bags on the belt at Wally World or Target and the cashier has tried to scan them. Then I have to get all guilty-faced and tell them I brought them with me. 'Cause I don't still feel a little silly already...

I console myself with the discount my grocery store gives for each reusable bag I bring.

Next: work myself up to bringing my own cup to Starbucks, which also gives a discount. Woo-hoo!

scargosun said...

Ahhh me, the scarcasm dripping is giving me a contact high. :) Thank YOU for posting this. It made my day...no seriously.

Lauren said...

Here from SITS... I love your sarcasm! Sounds very much like how my life has been lately. Thanks indeed!

MomMega said...

I put the baby to sleep and made my lunch in eager anticipation of the featured blogger on SITS...You, my lady, did NOT disappoint!! I can't wait to read more posts!

Bottles Barbies & Boys said...

ROFL...Oh My, my sides hurt, please stop! Too funny!

Tricia said...

Your wit and sarcasm are beautiful! Really. I need to write one of these Thank You Letters; and I bet hitting the publish button is better than therapy, or anger manaement, or any of those other oh-so-'90s remedies.

Beth said...

SITS = Sarcasm is the Sauce (that keeps me laughing). You are funny, my friend.

mommastantrum said...

I need to write letters rather than scream obscenities in the car, and flip the bird in front of my child. (That he then repeats to his Granny and his preschool teacher.) You know because it would save me a lot of embarrassment.

Mamasphere said...

Hilarous! I laughed and blew a little snot out of my nose.

Kris said...

You are too funny! Came over from SITS - glad I found you!

aubrey said...

You are thankful in all situations :) Thanks for making me smile.

Sue Doe-Nim said...

I'm so relieved that you live in Wisconsin.

At least I can be sure it wasn't my middle finger.

*oops*

Lori said...

Oooo, what a good idea. I have a little doozy I could write to my Wal-Mart cashier from the other day. Everyone is so nice in this world and they strive so much to make the lives of others pleasant and smooth. I might just compile my own little list of people to *ahem* thank. :)

Karen said...

Funny girl!!
Kill them with kindness right!!!
(or sarcasim)!
a SITS girl!

Julie said...

Brilliant! I could definitely relate!

Congrats on being the featured SITS blogger and the massive freakin' amount of comments you have gotten! WOO!

Blarney said...

Love it! Hope all is well and you've been able to keep up with the comments ... feel the love baby ... feel the love! :)

The Epps Family said...

Awwwww.....so heartfelt.

sHaWna in Costa Rica baby! said...

Funny... I needed to read this today. I had my little ones in p.j.'s by 6 pm. Yeah, it was that kind of day.

Smoochiefrog said...

Oh dear! I hope you haven't had many more days like this since this one.

Laurel said...

Oh honey! You win the "how to cultivate gratitude" award! I am thanking mother nature too - we just heard that a tree fell through our roof in our house back home. Niiiice.

www.lifeinkathmandu.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Oooo, I think I like you! And I like how you got mother nature in there, too. I had an issue with "someone upstairs" that I wrote an open letter to earlier this year in a similar vein. But I refuse to calculate how many inches of snow fell this year. I prefer to think of how many calories I burned shoveling by hand! (Yep, a SITS person!)

Cookie said...

You know we've all thought the same stuff. Really funny to read it by someone else!

Rhea said...

I just visited Wisconsin for the first time last month, and it was so pretty!

This post was hilarious. I love the idea of blasting people who annoy you in a sweet, sugary way. Are you sure you aren't a Southerner? lol

Evi said...

You have inspired me to write a few of my own Thank You notes, I personally love the 'bag boys' at the grocery store who do a fine job of putting my bananas underneath my heavy blocks of cheese and and other items that are sure to make my bananas fit only for banana bread...all the while keeping me informed of how 'pissed they got' at last Tuesdays party...or were they just talking to the teeny bopper giggly cashier while both of them were TOTALLY oblivious to my presence.
I thank them for not giving me the time of day. I didn't care anyhow.
Yes...I am inspired...

lfamily5 said...

Hello SITS sis- great post! I love your thank you's felt like I was reading my own!

Mama Dawg said...

Came from SITS. I have to agree about the gas prices (who doesn't) but also the part of your son having to dress up. My daughter hates that as well (unless it's in the privacy of our own home). Great blog!

Lex the mom said...

You have said so much for so many of us! Thank you for that! Great post!

Nicole said...

You are hilarious. I especially loved the bit about your sons school. Isn't fun when they assign projects that there is no possible way a 6 year old could tackle, so lucky you gets too. Thanks for a good laugh, I'll be back!

LaQuintamomof3 said...

Took me awhile to get to this post-- came though SITS.
I laughed SO hard! I have little tears rolling down my face. Thanks!

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