PATIENCE – ONLY BECAUSE THERE ARE WITNESSES

When I schedule appointments (doctor, dentist, mechanic, salon) I am always reminded that if I don’t show up or don’t call ahead at least 24 hours to cancel I’ll be charged for the appointment anyway and/or “let go” as a client.
AND YET….
When I show up to whichever appointment ON TIME, I am always left waiting at least a half hour to an hour! Does this happen to anyone else? I think I should be able to take a dollar off of my bill for every minute that they’re late.

Yesterday we had an appointment to have the carpets cleaned. The closest we could come to an appointment time was “somewhere between 9am and noon.” Perfect. I block out that time from my day. Aaannnd.. At 11:30am the carpet guy calls and says he’s running late he’ll be by “around 3pm.”
Really? That’s not exactly a 24-hour notice!

 
Ugh. In any event. He did show up “around 3 pm” but my whole day was shot waiting around for some jughead who clearly had no concept of time. His only saving grace is that he did do a phenomenal job. The carpets look wonderful and the place smells very citrusy. 

Other news on the home front:
It’s still hot. I’m still busy with a wedding. I’m still anxiously awaiting another granddaughter. And at the end of the day, I’m still crocheting, which I do everywhere now. According to my crochet groups that makes me an official “hooker.” Go me! 

Here’s a pic of my 3 WIP (work in progress) afghans. AND, one on the hook!
The one on the bottom, the stripey one, is so huge it will take me until I’m 100 to finish it! The rest go pretty quick. They’ll be done before the holidays.

I hook the granny square one (the one to the right of the skein of yarn) while I watch ‘Blue Bloods.’
Random question – Does Thom Selleck age at all? Holy smokes. He’s as hot now as he was when he played Magnum P.I!

No plans for the long holiday weekend except staying in with the A/C and off of the roads. I’ve seen so many accidents and heard so many sirens already and Life Flight is going non-stop. 

How about yous guys? Any plans for the long weekend? Whatever you do and wherever you go, be safe. Travel with care. People are so nutso on the roads during the holidays.

Also comes in handy when dealing with repairmen, carpet cleaners, doctors, etc., etc., etc.