OT - Eff Off/Forn Friday
Friday at last! There is so (too) much going on this weekend. Ugh. I'm looking forward to January 1st so I can take time to breathe!
Eff off to:
- King Pita returning from vacation on Monday. If only he was never coming back! The person handling things for KP has been a dream and everything has run so smoothly. Even the big hiccups have been handled with ease. I've worked with her before and wish she was my boss. Retire, KP!
- The you-hurt-my-fee-fees-and-I-can't-handle-it people. DH and I went out to dinner last night, which is more rare than a unicorn sighting. We both asked for unsweetened iced tea. The waitress brings back one iced tea and one water, placing the water in front of DH. "Excuse me, miss, but I ordered iced tea." She switches them and I said, "I ordered iced tea, too." And she freaking LOST IT. Starts ranting about how demanding we are, how people are so UNconsiderate and demanding and selfish and the holidays are stressful enough. Blah blah blah. DH (already rolling his eyes) shakes his head and she bursts into tears and tells him he's BULLYING her. At which point, I stood up and said, "You need to walk away. NOW." Then *I* walked to the bar and asked for the manager. Explained what happened and said we would appreciate a new server. "Certainly, ma'am. I'm terribly sorry. Completely unacceptable." Suddenly, we were royalty! Free appetizer, a bottle of wine, impeccable and attentive service from a delightful young man... "What would you like for dessert?" We were stuffed. "Please choose something to take home!" We did. Asked for the check. The manager came to our table. No check. She apologized again, thanked us for staying to dine, hoped we would return, and wished us a Merry Christmas. While I'm extremely grateful for the comped meal and extras (and we will return because we like this place), the over-the-top and ridiculous behavior of the initial waitress is a total crock. WTH is the deal with people who act like that? SMDH
Forn is 'food' and 'p0rn' combined.
Who likes cookies for Christmas? I have fond memories of Mom baking most of December and freezing batches of cookies in the big freezer. One recipe was a press cookie that she tinted in green or pink and made wreaths, Christmas trees, poinsettias, and camels. One year, my oldest brother was blamed for eating an entire bag of Christmas trees. He admitted to sneaking a few (they were and still are his fave), but denied eating all of them. Mom didn't believe him: he was grounded for a week and had to help her make another batch plus some others.
Today I confess: evil Aniki ate the rest of those cookies and let him take the fall. Seemed fair since he basically terrorized me for years. I also confess I feel NO guilt. *dirol*
Do you have a favorite holiday cookie?
Wishing you a stress-free, healthy, and enjoyable weekend!