Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Buckle Up

I think you better buckle up -- I feel a Rant bubbling up to the surface!

Have you ever tried to herd cats? That might give you a tiny glimpse of my evening. Some "genius" decided to have a family/friends birthday dinner. I'm not "allowed" to say whose birthday it was (but she lives in my house and its not me or Mom)

So there was me and 3 cars full of seniors.
10 seats at the table. Also 10 different interpretations of what time one should arrive for a 6pm reservation. P.S. the answer is 6pm!!! (Sigh)
9 opinions on where we "should" have gone. (Well, 8 really because poor Mom doesn't care)
8 opinions on what they wanted to order, that was NOT on the menu
7 times I attempted to time-travel to another place. Any-other-place
6 times the waitress exchanged or replaced something at the table
Lalala 5 mini nervous breakdowns (all mine)
4 times someone dropped something on the floor. (Spoons, pieces of food, napkins)
3 times I crawled under the table to retrieve something.
2 times I prayed for patience. (And by patience I mean alcohol. Lots and lots of alcohol)
1 time we do this. Seriously - never again!!

I might start this version of the Advent calendar tonight. Hmm, Dec. 5th, so I need to catch up!! Lol

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  1. OMG!!!
    That must have been some kind of party! How did you get to be the designated younger person??? LOL! Shoulda had a few of those drinks beforehand maybe.
    Thanks for the Humor of the Day!

  2. Oh my heck...You have me spitting No. 5 all over. Too, too, funny....but, you have my deepest empathy (really, truly...when I stop laughing!) Smiles & Miss You Hugs ~ Robin (So sorry for my waywardness...)

  3. Haha you are so funny, Now I know what you meant on Facebook. Yes, I am sure you will have a huge diamond in your crown. I wish I had been there I would have loved filming it.
    I think you should get caught up tonight.

  4. Haha I would be there with you if I could!

  5. OMG, I can picture you with the crowd of old friends. I'm sure that you'll survive but just the same you are earning your wings girl. Do you suppose that's how we'll be when we are their age? lol

    Did any of them got to drink some alcohol or did you drank it all by yourself? They probably would use it as a body rub, lol

    You always have a creative way to tell your story. At least you didn't had to drive the bunch in a snow storm. Now that would have been something. Happy Birthday to you know who...

    Love your story.

  6. I bet the birthday girl was very happy! (How old is she?) I hope you were happy, too, after finding your patience. Ah, that special place in heaven has your name on it (in a very long time!).
    Hugs :)

  7. I hope they had fun! lol Just another reason why I'd rather not go out to eat with other people at all. I've never had that kind of experience though but still. Now, next year you need to come back and read this post before you end up doing a repeat next year!

  8. So funny and You expressed it so well, I could see it all in my minds eye. You really made some great memories tonight!

  9. How good you are to take so many out for the evening! You're definitely earning your wings!

  10. Oh Kim! There is usually safety in numbers...but not when some of the numbers (like age perhaps) are so high! Treat yourself to something...anything!

  11. OMG, I can only imagine what a scene that must have been. Love the advent idea!

  12. Oh my Kim, to to funny ain't imagine the scene ............Blessings Francine.

  13. I buckled up as you instructed and laughed until the buckle snapped.. :) You have earned all good things from Santa this year just alone from that one outing!

  14. Well, did they all have fun, or were you the only one? If you makes you feel any better, I enjoyed this immensely!

  15. I can see it now. I would have stayed under the table with one of the advent bottles.

  16. Happy Birthday dear Auntie, happy birthday to you

  17. You are too funny! You should write a humorous column in your local paper. You are a good daughter and niece.

  18. OK - this made me laugh. Really hard. But I know that actually being there was tough. How do I know this? Because I have to deal with my elderly aunt and her brain that keeps doing a disappearing act and then reappears in a goofy form. *sigh* Patience. Patience. We too will grow old, and let's hope the patience is paid forward.