Thursday, February 1, 2007
With This Ring I Will Not Hyphen
Today I received the proof.....Yes, Dick and I are married! I got the certified marriage certificate in the mail. I can see Dick's signature clear as day and it looks like he was very relaxed when he signed it. Now, his signature looks even more relaxed when I sign it, but we won't go down that road right now. Tomorrow I will dutifully go down to the Social Security office where I will take a number and wait in line to have a very personal conversation with an employee there with a very thick piece of bullet proof glass between us. Things have gotten to a sad point out there folks. But since I cannot change the world with my blog, I will only try to change my name. Well, not change my name, but take out the hyphen given to me by the state of Louisiana. Bless their hearts. Do you think it will be that easy?
I went to Portland today. I had to take back the pillow sham that I bought. I also went to TJ Maxx. I somehow cannot go near that store without stopping and checking it out. I also went by a store that sells fabrics and curtains. I found just the fabric that I wanted for my bedroom. (Nothing is easy) I patiently wait until a sales person can help me. Finally she comes over and checks the tag. Stapled to the tag it says "Hold". It also has an employees name under that. She tells me that it is being held by this employee and she cannot sell it without talking to the employee. So I stand there looking at her and she asks would I like a piece of it to take home to match. I wanted the whole roll!. So she proceeds to cut this piece that has none of the colors in it....it is basically just a piece of off white linen. I looked at her and told her it showed me nothing to match. "Well, I can't cut any farther up." I was just about to lose it, so I handed her the piece of fabric back and told her there was no reason to carry it home because it would show me nothing. Did she say she would call the employee to check on the fabric? No Should I have insisted that she call the employee? Yes But I was too mad at that point so I just turned around and left. Yes...wuss.....
Aren't you glad you read the blog today? I will talk to you tomorrow.....Tootles!