Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The wonders of non-verbal communication

Last weekend I walked into Target and the alarm thing went off for no reason. The following exchange took place without the utterance of a single word:

"I didn't steal anything. I just got in. Leave me alone. I just came to buy batteries"
"Move along. It happens all the time. That thing is broken. I hate my job"

"That's right, I'm innocent. And to prove it, I'm going to walk away confidently."

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

National Crisis

For the past two days, I've been looking for self-rising flour at several stores. No one carries it anymore. I talked to managers, asked the cashiers, inquired with the shoppers only to find that no-one knows what's going on. Have they stopped making it? Did it become illegal? Is someone buying them all? I shiver at the thought that I'll never find it anymore, and I will have to tell my children tales of this wonderful ingredient which made baking so much easier.