I keep a notepad thingamabob open on my computer, and when I get inspired or have a brilliant idea, I’ll add it to that notepad file to pull together those creatively jumbled thoughts and put it in some semblance of order in a random sort of way for Tuesdays.
Except my computer keeps experiencing the Blue Screen of Death with some funky ‘faulty hardware’ issue. The thing about the notepad? It doesn’t have a ‘recovery’ option like Word does. In other words, if you don’t save it, it’s gone if your computer crashes.
I really should start utilizing more modern technology, don’t you think? Well, I do utilize my phone for a lot of things, but for some reason I haven’t gotten out of the habit of jotting down inspirational ideas in notepad. Guess it goes to show when you’ve done something for over 7 years, it’s hard to stop.
Of course my brain must have random shut-downs like my computer does, because I’m always writing witty banter in my head, only to have it also disappear in a poof. Glittery shimmery poof, at least…heh.
I did remember one of the funny stories I was going to regale you with in a random way – did you hear about the dad who responded to his 6 year old’s request for an advance on his allowance so he could buy a toy? The genius dad responded with a formal letter.
To his 6 year old.
The 6-year-old’s request for $20 was met with this denial letter from the CEO of “DAD Savings and Loan.”
The letter was complete with the institution’s letterhead and slogan, “Because, Apparently I Look Like I’m Made of Money.” (I almost snorted coffee through my nose when I noticed that).
The denial cited the son’s insufficient funds and a history of not doing chores.
But the letter did say he can appeal to the complaint department. That would be Mom.
The letter was posted to Reddit last Thursday, quickly going viral.
The boy’s dad clarified that his son does not get a $20 allowance, that was just the price of a toy he wanted.
That. Is. Hilarious! If Princess Nagger had an allowance at that age, she totally would have appreciated this sort of response instead of just a ‘no’, or the comment I need to go out back to check my money tree and see if it’s doing better than it was.
Speaking of hilarious… I saw this picture floating around on Facebook and it totally cracked me up:
I need a cat like that.
It’s time once again for Leslie’s (aka Rory Bore) Tuesday Coffee Chat!
This week’s prompt or question is:
“Do you have a personal theme song? Have you thought about picking one each year; much like how blogs choose One Word?”
I took the test, and was intrigued to see that my theme song is “Blank Space”:
OK, for some reason it says 2015 – though I just took the quiz today. I’ll take it, though! I love this song, and the idea of ‘sweet, sweet vengeance’ is pretty intriguing. Even more so, though, the part about ‘A year of new possibilities’. That I’ll definitely take!
That’s a wrap for this week – you know the drill, link up and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, random or not. And that means even if you don’t have a specific Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel post posted, you can still link up, I’m not picky. You don’t even have to add the badge, just link up so I can come harass you on your blog. I promise to play nice.
Link up your Random (or not) here:
Keeping the random alive (barely) – feel free to snag a badge and play along – one for my wino friends:
And one for my non-wino friends: