The girl with 8 trillion piercings actually apologized, so I was joking with her about how they could make it up to me by being liberal with the avocado spread... and the manager type (actually I think plebeian who wishing he was the manager), who clearly has absolutely no sense of humor, launched into this irritated, monotone explaination about how it's actually the most expensive ingredient and he'd simply haaaaave to charge extra and dude. Joke! Jay slash Kay, alright?
While he was making my sandwich (which took him 8 million years), the third employee took a towel and vaguely swept it over an area where my sandwich was just made. She then climbed up on, and stood on with her dirty, dried-mayonnaise covered shoes the counter. Um... EW.
In order to distract myself, I started putting my change back into my wallet and realized I'd been shortchanged a five. So... I asked her to check the till and the change and she did and gave me my five back with another, much less sincere apology before ducking into the back room.
After all that I was a little frazzled, but my sandwiches were done and laying on the pick-up counter. I asked for a bag, and the manager-asshole just pointed at the bags on his side of the pick-up ledge (which I really didn't think customers were supposed to reach over) and walked away. WHAT THE HELL?! I want to report them to corporate headquarters, but none of them had nametags! Arg!
Anyway, I'm hoping this Christmas meme I stolled from sideshowkat will make it all better.
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate OR Apple Cider?
All of them, and lots of them! Booze optional, but preferred.
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just set them under the tree?
I think he has his elves wrap for him.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
I'm a big fan of whites and blues, actually.
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
DO WE EVER. I make garland out of the stuff! *smooch*
5. When do you put your decorations up?
Normally right after Thanksgiving, but we're late on the draw this time.
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
Christ... anything to do with potatoes. I am Irish, after all.
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child:
My brother and I used to built huge snow tunnel systems in the drifts by our driveway, and one Christmas we were finishing our 3rd (and final room, these things were huge though, you could sit up and almost stand in the rooms) and my brother had snuck out before I got there... made a little shelf, and then covered it with a little icicle bars, and he stuck some cool shells, rocks, and a pine sprig in there for me. It was the sweetest thing ever. Every time I think of it I'm really glad I'm his big sister.
8. When did you find out the truth about Santa?
Honey, I ruined the magic for everyone around pre-school when I walked in and explained how it wasn't economically possible. I don't think I ever believed in Santa.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?10. How do you decorate your christmas tree?
I, personally, would like to decorate it with white and blue lights... with silver, white, and clear glass ornaments and silver garland. For now, we have tiny (less than a foot) trees with silver garland and little angels and things. They're very cute.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it! If it's gonna be cold, it might as well be snowing.
12. Can you ice skate?
Yeah, but I wouldn't rule out falling on my arse.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift?
Definitely my box set of Ella Fitzgerald's complete recorded works.
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Love. Love and family. Mostly love.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
Don't ask me to pick! Russian Tea Cakes, probably.
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Um... everyone gets around a giant table and plays the German version of Uno, called Solo. And it gets very frisky. We tried playing Spoons one year but it escalated into dangerous territory and we went back to Solo.
17. Christmas tree. Real or fake?
Real! They smell so much better and fake trees shed anyway! Don't kid yourself! And those needles don't biodegrade!
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
I like equality.
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Carol of the Bells. Hands down, no contest.
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum?
Yum! Except those weird fruity ones they've been coming up with recently. What the hell?
I need to go put on a Christmas CD now. Oy.