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Monday, January 11, 2010

No More Waiting in Lines

On Thursday I spoke to a good friend of mine and we decided to have dinner together on Friday night. Do you know the first thing I did when I got off the phone with her? I made a reservation at a “Fine Dining” joint in town, that’s what I did. You know, so that we don’t go somewhere and have to wait in line. That was when I realized that these days, these mid-30’s, two children, stay-at-home days, the ones when a chance to sit down let alone have a good conversation accompanied by good food days are oh so very rare that I will not spend a single second waiting in line for a seat. Really, there is not a time when I will stand in line to eat anymore. In fact there are few things that I will stand in line for at all anymore. The necessary grocery store and Costco line aside there is nothing that I can think of that I want bad enough to wait in line for it! Can you? I mean with the advent of on-line shopping came a whole new mindset about how best to spend your time. If you can do it all with the click of a button and then a day (Zappos.com) or several later your desire materializes at your door step while you are folding laundry and the girls are napping then I am sold! And waiting in line to wait in line to buy something? I don’t get that at all. Like when everyone wanted a Wii or a “Tickle me Elmo”. I remember people standing in line for hours and some people even having altercations about who would get one first. Seriously? If I can’t either get it at Costco or order it on-line then I don’t need or want it bad enough.

Parents multi-task, I am talking about the Crock pot, dryer and writing all going at once. I will certainly never use my time to wait in line for a table at a restaurant again so yeah, maybe I will pay more for my food but I will also spend more time sitting and enjoying my meal and my company. Worth it? Yes! To me it is!

2 comments:

  1. LOL.. I said this phrase to my husband yesterday: "The next time that I say 'I'm going to WalMart to save some money', please remind me that my time is worth more than $20 in savings and a whole lot of aggravation".

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  2. Ditto! I have been feeling the same way about WalMart lately! You know, if you are diligent about clipping coupons and watching specials you can (I have been) avoid WalMart altogether!

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