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May 10th, 2007
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Recognitions
It's a nice day out just now. I just wanted to mention that. Or, to tie it into the theme that I'm going to get around to: I recognize that it's a nice day out just now.

I had lunch at one of the local burrito chains (probably a national chain, but the one I went to is local). I've been there a few times. Now, it's not a fine dining restaurant where the people who take your order have decided on food service as a career, so I understand (ahem, "recognize") that they may not be there next month or next week. Turnover is a given part of the process. (Mmm, turnovers. But that's a different post.)

I walk up to place my order, and the woman behind the counter is elbows-deep in some cleaning project, wiping up around the salsa containers, refilling the mole tub, I don't know, maybe installing a porch. So the manager comes over to take my order. And he correctly recalls that I just about always have a taco salad, but on a soft tortilla instead of the deep-fried taco salad shell that they're normally served in. Kudos to the manager. I don't know if you have a "regular" at any restaurant you frequent, but this tickles me.

After lunch, I swing by the grocery store to pick up some fixins for meals over the weekend, when Mom and Dad come to visit, and I load up my cart with slightly healthier stuff than I might normally get. Not by a lot, but as I finish my rounds, I swing by the frozen foods aisle, and grab myself two pints of Stephen Colbert's AmeriCone Dream. Because if I don't buy ice cream, the terrorists win. As I'm going through the checkout, the cashier (let's say she's 40 years old and married) looks at my ice cream and says "I guess I don't know who that is".

"He's got a news show on Comedy Central."

"Ah, that would be why. I don't think I get that channel."

I can understand people older than me not knowing about The Daily Show or The Colbert Report. Not having basic cable seems exotic, peculiar, and somehow monastic.

And if you're not watching basic cable, you're putting Dean Cain out of a job. Are you sure you can live with that on your conscience?

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From:rachsoph
Date:May 10th, 2007 09:33 pm (UTC)
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Stephen Colbert's AmeriCone Dream. Because if I don't buy ice cream, the terrorists win. As I'm going through the checkout, the cashier (let's say she's 40 years old and married) looks at my ice cream and says "I guess I don't know who that is".

Did she also pronounce his name "COAL-burt"?
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From:tsmaster
Date:May 10th, 2007 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Heh, she dodged that by not even trying to pronounce his name.
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From:rechercher
Date:May 11th, 2007 04:17 am (UTC)
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Meh. She could have cable, but not know she has the channel. There are certain channels that don't seem to exist on my box, even though I know I get them.

BTW, how was the ice cream? I haven't tried it yet. (Looked for it once, but it was already sold out.) And I'm not gonna try that Communist-pinko-wacko Willie Nelson's flavor either. (All right, maybe it's just because I don't like peaches. My wife will probably like it.)
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From:tsmaster
Date:May 11th, 2007 06:38 am (UTC)
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It's pretty good, if you like "a decadent melting pot of vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and a caramel swirl" and "the sweet taste of liberty in your mouth".

Mmmmm. Liberty.
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From:avon4miles
Date:May 11th, 2007 06:33 am (UTC)
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Haven't seen it yet(the ice cream, that is). Is it another Ben and Jerry's creation?
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From:jessindenver
Date:May 14th, 2007 03:05 pm (UTC)
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No, you just have to explain to Dean Cain's dogs why they can't have food anymore. Nice, Michelle!
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