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Why not offer a free supper?

March 28th, 2008 at 05:27 pm

The Wendy's on my route home had a sign up tonight "this friday, free breakast 6am to 10:30am.

To bad I saw the sign at 7pm tonight.

The route I take to work is different than the route I take home. Didn't go past it this morning - turned off that road one measily (but long) block before.

Cross Dressing and Sale thoughts

March 27th, 2008 at 09:50 pm

Did some gender bending at the shoe store when I bought a pair of mens dockers for me. I wanted flat black comfie lace up shoes that weren't runners.

*note to self - hard to find in March in ladies*

Found nothing in ladies I liked. Tried two pairs on in mens and OMG these dockers are comfie. Gel insoles.

I pass oned on the lousy buy one get 1 20% off.. that works out to 10% off on each if you buy two (sorta). Blech, that's not exactly the sale of the decade. I passed on spending more so I could save almost nothing.

Nestle contest .. grand prize is worth $60

March 25th, 2008 at 03:59 pm

Nestle want me to fill out a survey for Coffee Mate.

I read what the prize is:


The Grand Prize consists of a one (1) year supply of Coffee-Mate (provided in the form of 12 coupons, one (1) per month) valued at $60.00CAD.

Come on Nestle.. its pretty sad when a contest is put on where the least expensive thing is the prize. The web page and concept likely cost hundreds of times that. Not to mention the cost of administering the contest.


The true cost of the prize to Nestle after they take out the wholesale and retail mark up is likely $6 - and that assumes the person actually uses all 12 coupons.

Creepy Sales person.

March 14th, 2008 at 05:40 am

Went to the Brick for a quick look at sofa's. Walked in. Smiled to a few people - they let me alone!!!!

Then this one sales guy sees me approaches me and talks to me. After the pleasantries I say no I don't need any help and keep walking. Well he starts following me about 15 feet back. Totally creepy.

Finally turned around and said something to him "excuse me Sir, but being followed is extremely disconcerting. Trust me if I need help I'll let you know but please stop following me". My tone and face showed my lack of appreciation of his close supervision.

For me that was pretty polite. I walked around a bit more but I was mega creeped out. I think its because as a woman I'm aware of my surroundings and safety..esp when I'm on my own. A man following me I don't know is just a bad thing.

I'll be checking out other furniture stores in the future.

Pot Luck

March 10th, 2008 at 09:54 am

Went to a pot luck on Sunday. Ended up with the pillsbury premade cookie dough. already cut up for me.

An extravagence at about $3.50 - but I had no butter (and normally don't use it)and , no chocolate chips - and cookie makings in my house are dangerous - they get eaten.

I figured I spent more than making from scratch but less than buying at a bakery -so not too upset about how it worked out financially.

Weird potluck - ended up with a couple of dishes with chickpeas, ham, basmati rice, roasted potatoes and carrots and dahl for the main course.

Still great company and a nice afternoon and evening.

Nice Mail Day

March 7th, 2008 at 08:52 pm

Got a notice to pick up a letter at the post office. Not the one near me but one about a mile away - makes no sense.. but that's the post office for you...

Also got my staples $30 rebate and a free product coupon for coffee mate!

A nice mail day Smile

Are you "Dear Beneficiary"?

March 3rd, 2008 at 10:32 am

Last I checked my name wasn't
Dear Beneficiary... I can only guess I got this by mistake.

If you feel special feel free to respond -no need to mention my name!


Dear Beneficiary,

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I hope this
mail meets you in a perfect condition. This is the United Nations Organization (COMPENSATION DEPARTMENT), this program is organized by the Board of Trustees and Directors for the end of the Year “POVERTY REDUCTION AND ERADICATION”. We are using our reputable and well known organization to let you know that you are one of our chosen beneficiaries for this program of “POVERTY REDUCTION AND ERADICATION” in your country’s e-mail directory.


We hereby inform you that you have successfully being chosen and
Compensated for an International Bank Draft written out in your name in
the amount of $500,000.00usd (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in our United Kingdom regional Annex. Now, for the compensated price, you will have to contact the Finance House and the Compensation Department for your perusals and claims of your compensated price.

My dear beneficiary, below is the contact of the Finance House and
Compensation Department (FHCD) for the collection and claims of your
International certificated bank draft:

COMPENSATION HEAD OFFICE AND FINACIAL DEPARTMENT
CONTACT Officer: Barrister Mohammed Alsaud.
EMAIL: ( alsaud.mohammed@live.com )
CELL PHONE: + 447024020660

Below is our Chief Organizer’s contact information in the United Kingdom
should you have any questions and verifications to make for proper
enlightenment and explanation. If you want to verify or get any
confirmations from me but I want you to be rest assured that your bank
draft will be cashed at you nominated Bank.

CHIEF ORGANISER/C.E.O UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION DEPARTMENT
NAME: Prof. Larry Keyl
ADDRESS: 26 CH-8001, Zurich, Switzerland
Tel/Fax:41-445804922.

Finally, remember that we have forwarded instruction to the Finance House
and Compensation Department (FHCD) on your behalf to send the bank draft to you as soon as you contact them without delay. Please be informed that you should treat this as confidential as ever and in good faith from the Board and Management of the Organization.

Thanks. God Loves and Bless you and your family.
Hope to contact the F.H.C.D soon.

Yours Faithfully,

Prof. Larry Keyl
C.E.O / CHIEF ORGANISER


Hey if you really think this is real and not spam please turn off your comuputer immediately and remove it and your microwave from your home as they have been possessed by aiens.