That best describes my life’s experience yesterday…
No Hurry Hurry To Return For Piri Piri
Yesterday some coworkers and I decided to try something new over at the Super Target Parking Maze. With a plethora of chains from which to choose (have I mentioned that I am not a fan of chain restaurants?) including Chipotle, Shane’s Rib Shack, Tin Drum, Panera, and Doc Green’s, we chose to eat at the one none of us had ever previously tried… Boneheads.
I left the experience feeling like a bonehead for eating there. There was a line to the door when we arrived. Was this a good sign meaning that the food was so good people would queue up to get some, or a sign of incompetence? The latter was true [note to the cashier who left me standing alone as she decided to go and walk the floor: Never leave your register at lunchtime!]. The food I ate was mostly sub-standard, and even worse it was only mildy warm at 12:30pm, a time at which one would expect all food should be leaving the kitchen piping hot.
Strike one more chain of my list.
Closed? Seriously? Closed?
After Boneheads we headed to Target so that I could pick up a prescription that I dropped off last week. It was now 1:25pm and I was stunned when I turned the corner to find the pharmacy closed for lunch. Huh? Closing an entire pharmacy at Target? During the day? Around lunchtime when many people are out trying to run errands? This might be expected at Mom & Pop’s Pharmacy, but at Target? But wait, it gets better.
As I stood there obviously dumbfounded a Target employee approached me. Here is a transcript of our converstation.
Emp: Hello Sir, is there something that I can help you with?
Me: Yeah, I was coming here to pick up a prescription I dropped off last week.
Emp: Oh. Well what is your last name?
Me: I tell him my last name and spell it for him.
Emp: Well, the pharmacy is closed for lunch and will reopen at 2pm.
If he had no intention of getting my prescription, why did he even bother asking me my name? Am I the only one who finds this strange?
[UPDATE @10:40am: I just made a run to Target to get the prescription. In their defense, there is a sign which states that the pharmacy would be closed from 1:30pm-2:00pm for lunch. I still don’t understand why for a store as large as Super Target, and as I stated above it was 1:25pm when I was there (this I know because I looked at my phone after I repeated the story to one of my coworkers).]
Like The WWE I’m Going RAW
There comes a time in every photographer’s life when s/he decides to make the leap to RAW. My time is coming quickly. The format itself doesn’t scare me as I have plenty of flash memory cards and the willingness to fail before I succeed. What does scare me is the increased amound of time it will take for me to get my shots through the workflow of saving, reviewing, editing, and converting to a suitable format for display. Considering my main work machine for photo processing is my G4 iBook which doesn’t have Photoshop CS2 (I do have Elements), I am not even sure of the tools which I will be using to complete my workflow.
Perhaps I should start reconsidering whether or not my time has come to make the leap…
Here’s another shot from my Milstead photostroll last weekend. It’s really too bad that this old runoff chute doesn’t dump water into a large, deep watering hole. What fun it would be to slide down it.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Ben Folds Five — “Don’t Change Your Plans” (BF two days in a row? Coincidence?)
Website Of The Day – To go along with today’s title, check out this series of photos of a tow truck trying to rescue a car from the sea.
If you ever want a quick glance of the sites I’ve picked for my Websites Of The Day, you can check them out on del.icio.us, my user name is InsideThePerimeter (go figure), and they are all tagged as “blogged.”
Exercise (b)Log – running and some walking, 4.8 miles