Attended a wedding in Bayonne, NJ a couple weekends ago. Here’s a snippet of conversation:
RKDeem: Who are those poor kids stuck up on the stage behind the minister?
Wife: Those are alter boys.
RKDeem: How come they have to be here on a Saturday afternoon for a wedding for people they don’t even know?
Wife: That’s all part of being an alter boy.
RKDeem: Holy cow, that stinks for them, do they get paid?
Wife: THEY GET TO GO TO HEAVEN!
RKDeem: I still think they should get paid.
Attended Shad Fest with the kids this weekend. We were watching a row boat row across the river that was dragging a big net in an attempt to net shad that were migrating upstream. We are on an island on the Delaware River. Winston declares that he needs to the bathroom. We are nowhere near a bathroom and he is indicating the situation is urgent. I ask my sister to watch Dalia and I take Winston deep into the woods to hopefully introduce him to the art of public urination. We walk about a mile down a trail trying to find a spot that is totally secluded where Winston can relieve himself. I first encouraged him to go in his diaper, but that is beneath him now that he is potty trained. We find a spot that has a semblance of privacy and I encourage him to pee. He can’t pull his pants down. My plan has totally backfired now, Winston is requiring assistance, and there would be nothing worse than some hiker seeing an older man disrobing a 3 year old in the woods. Winston is flipping out, he really needs to pee. I am stuck between a rock and a hard place. What do I do? I quickly yank his pants down and tell him to go, pronto! He immediately starts to pee and gets it all over my feet. These types of scenarios are exactly why my wife is reluctant to leave the kids with her husband. I return to Dalia and my sister, dip my feet in the freezing waters of the Delaware River.
Blue Cross Blue Shield just sent me a check for the $15 for the wire transfer fee. I am hoping that is the final interaction I have to have with them.
I don’t want you all to think I am a curmudgeon, so I wanted to pass along that I recently had an incredible customer service experience with T-Mobile. They were very proactive and took excellent care of me, they have earned my cell phone business for another 2 years.