Thursday, February 19, 2009
I started a long post dealing with the “Aren’t you hungry?” question, but need to wrap up a few other things before I can finish that and put it up. Hopefully tomorrow.
Day Ten was a pretty good day.
For meal one, I finished up the rest of the muffins and a little bit of chopped cabbage that I had fogotten about, along with the last of the wheat berry/cabbage stew (which, frankly I was sort of dreading, but it tasted pretty good by the time I got around to it—I think that’s another one that got better as the days wore on).
For meal two I had PASTA!
It was so exciting.
Also I have to say that I have a new appreciation for items that come with spices already in them. I had always been a little snobby about that, but now I definitely see the point.
I was able to make a lovely marinara sauce by combining a can of Italian-style diced tomatoes with a can of tomato sauce, and adding a clove of garlic. (Because everything is better with a clove of garlic.)
It was good and there’s a lot of it left, so I’ll be looking to add some vegetables to that over the next few days.
Sorry the picture is fuzzy. By the time I realized it was out of focus, the meal was long gone.
I also bought an orange and a tangerine, but didn’t eat them yet, and there was a small snafu on that purchase.
I specifically told the checkout person that one was a tangerine (which are 5 for $1) and one was an orange (which are 4 for $1). So she rang it up and it came to $0.50 plus tax and I had a total delayed reaction and didn’t realize until I was out in the parking lot that that was wrong.
Normally I would have let it go—pretty much every time I make a purchase in my regularly scheduled life at least one thing is wrong (and contrary to popular perception, it is not always in the store’s favor)—but at this particular point in time I really need that nickel so I turned around and went back into the store and went to the customer service desk and explained my situation.
There’s one woman behind the counter and one in front and they both look at me for a minute then one of them says, “Okay, what would you like us to do about it?”
I say, “I’d like my nickel.”
And they look at me for another minute.
So we walk over to the register and they ring it up but a phone call comes in while the one woman is ringing it up so she’s not really paying attention and she rings it up as a quarter. She hands me the quarter and I look at it and then point out to the other woman that I asked for a nickel and they gave me a quarter.
So she reaches over the counter and unlocks the cash drawer and opens it and puts the quarter back and gives me a nickel.
And I leave. Another satisfied customer.
So the receipt is wrong, but I noted on there the correct amount.
[Also note that I didn’t buy anything yesterday, and the day before I spent $0.70, so I actually had $2.29 to work with today.]