Friday, November 4, 2011

Happy Friday (My Weekly Blonde Moment)

     Well, I always like to start the weekend off on a light note.  Friday seems to take forever to get here sometimes and this has been one of those weeks.  So, why not make Fridays as light and easy as possible.  Maybe as light as my blonde, air-headedness can be.  I honestly have a blonde moment every single dadgum day, but some are a lot more embarrassing than others.  I prefer the ones that happen with only me around in the comfort of my own home.  But, that's just way too easy.  I always seem to find a way to make a complete idiot out of myself.

     Yesterday was no exception.  I don't seem to do well with drive thrus.  I went to the pharmacy to pick up a refill and that should have been easy enough.  One of my regular medicines, go get it, pay for it, and be on my way.  That's just not how I roll.

     I get right up to the window and she opens the drawer thingy, whatever it is called, and sends me my information to sign.  To start with, I can't get the small clipboard out of the plastic basket.  It somehow seems to be stuck.  After a few seconds, I get it out, no huge problem so far, and then I realize there is no pen.  The pharmacist kindly sends me a pen through the drawer and I try to get it with my really short arms.  She says, "Oh, no, is it too far back?"

     I start to answer her as I lean out the window to try to get it when I don't know HOW IN THE WORLD my foot left the brake and hit the accelerator with some crazy huge force, but my car sounds like I have just stopped for the pit crew and am taking off again.  I am not joking, it made this awful screeching, motor roaring sound, as my car went forward..... of course with my hand still in the drawer thing.


     Trying to act cool is just not going to work right now.  I try to put it in reverse and I am so flustered that it is not near as easy as it should be.  I don't even know what the pharmacist is doing because I cannot force myself to look at her.  Finally, I start saying, "This has been one of those," and she interrupts, "days".  I said, "No, actually weeks, about three of them.  I have been sick and my nerves are just absolutely shot."  You know, there is just no way to recover from something like that.  All I could do was hope I signed the right thing and give it back to her so I could get out of there.

     I tell my kids about it and they can't do anything but laugh hysterically.  They are so sweet.  I would like to go back and ask if they happen to have it on video because I am sure I would win America's Funniest Home Videos, but I am not in a real hurry to return to the store.  And, when I do, I think I will park and go in next time.  I still feel like a complete idiot and I am sure the pharmacist is still laughing.  She probably couldn't wait for me to pull off so she could laugh as hard as she wanted to.

Happy Friday everyone and watch out for those dangerous drive thrus!  (I think after this I will remember to put my car in park at every drive thru.)

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