After three days of cholera like symptoms and no caffeine, one can suffer from a withdrawal headache so severe one will totally understand why Amy Winehouse can't give up crack. And one will have empathy for her.
When asking your bug man if he can get in the shower, it might be helpful to substitute the word spray instead of get in order to avoid an awkward moment and look of sheer terror in his eyes. At least I think it was terror. It could have been confusion bordering on apprehensive interest. But I am going with terror.
It is entirely possible for an 8 year old boy to lose a pair of shorts. Which were folded and in his drawer. But he couldn't find them because he only looked in the stack of clothes neatly folded in his laundry basket. Because he didn't know he had to put away his own clothes now. And he would like a warning next time we make up new rules.
Some people are trying to adapt in this country. I was stopped beside a delivery truck at a stop light. I thought the driver had his radio up too loud. Until I realized he was listening to a CD teaching him conversational English. CD: "Mi camisa es amarilla." Driver: "My shirt is yellow."* I wanted to give him a thumbs up and a "Good for you Amigo!" But he was concentrating.
* I may have paraphrased here because I couldn't understand what the CD or the Driver were actually saying and this is one of the few phrases I remember after two years of Spanish in Jr. High. And then I moved on to French. Which has been a huge help living in AZ.
They should hang a sign over the self checkout lane at the grocery store that says "Please - No Morons." Seriously. If you can't use the self checkout without the assistance of a grocery store employee, please please please do not try when there are 5 other people standing in line waiting to self checkout. The whole point of self checkout is to checkout by yourself. This way you avoid the line at regular checkout because you are a big girl and you can do it yourself. And you are sick of the cashier asking why you always make tacos. It's not rocket science. It's scan the product, hear the beep, drop it in the bag. Scan, beep, bag. Then follow the directions on the screen to pay. If you can read, you can do it. As a matter of fact, I don't think you even have to read. I think there are cartoon pictures showing you the process. So please, I am begging you. If you have absolutely no knowledge of electronics and/or no computer skills whatsoever - stay the flip out of self checkout. I have perishables here. Jeez.
Three days of cholera like symptoms and a blinding caffeine withdrawal headache will leave you with shaky legs, no energy, little patience, dry chapped lips, a sore throat, dark circles under your eyes, zero appetite . . . . and four point eight pounds lighter. Yep.
Totally worth it.