Sunday, November 29, 2009

PSA-How To COUNT Change When Your Cash Register Is Wrong

So, I went to the grocery store yesterday. Bought $51.49 worth of stuff. Gave the cashier $55.00. She rang in $550.00....and then couldn't figure out how much to give me! Poor thing was gonna give me well over $5. So I stopped her, told her to put all the change back int he drawer and start counting over.

Me:Count up from $51.49 to $55
Cashier: ??
Me: get a penny, htat makes $51.50, now 2 quarters, that's $52.00, now a toonie and a loonie makes $55. See?
Cashier:Here you are

Ths thing I found scary was that clearly she had not been taught how to make change. You give whatever the little screen tells you and that's it. If hte screen is wrong, they flounder. This was the second time in 2 weeks I've had that happen. The other time the cashier was going to give me $60 more than she should have for change....

So, the way to make change, if your little screen is clearly wrong, is to count the money UP from the sale value to the money totlat that was given to you.

It would be funny if it didn't keep happening to me. And I am too honest to take the extra money and run.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Fingernail Friday

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Cat Bed

Over the weekend,I did a little ironing. Since I don't have an ironing board, I use an old beach towel over my table as an ironing pad. Then I had a fit of the lazies and didn't put the towel away. This evening we found Elvis on the table sleeping on it. So we put the towel away. It got me to thinking. She tends to retreat downstairs to an old chair in the basement. Maybe she needs a defined space as 'hers' upstairs. When Micha left us, I had put away the knitted blankie she liked. This seemed like an opportune moment to dig it out. The husbeast will probably complain when he notices it, but he'll just have to deal with it, I think. 'Cause not long after I set it down, I got these pictures:

So, if this gets as much usse as I suspect it will, it's staying. And that's all I got to say about that!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Knitting for A Friend

My friend mentioned to me that her ears were getting cold on her daily walks and that she didn't like the earmuffs she found and that it was too warm walking with a hat on. I had a perfect solution!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Plan B-ish

Sooper Sekert Giftmas knitting has been derailed due to lack of skill. I though it would be nifty to knit socks like this:

Except, husbeast can barely get them over his heel, so the recipient probably would have trouble too. I am going to have to practice my stranded knitting a bit more before I attempt socks again! Maybe I'll try a hat with this at some point. The hubbunny would probably wear a hat like that. At any rate, Giftmas recipient will be getting something else.....

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cuteness Times Two

" Hey, there's a spot where your fur is mussed. I'll fix it"
"Nope, nothing interesting here, move along..."

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Things That Make you go Hmmmmmm

Friday, November 13, 2009

Fingernail Friday

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Love is......

Sharing your tuna water.......

(i.e. the water the tuna in the can came packed in)

Monday, November 09, 2009

Earflap Hat

I finally got enough daylight to take some pictures of my earflap hat!

Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted

Pattern: Earflap Hat pattern generator

I have already worn this out a few times and it is exactly what I hoped! WARM.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Smile Inducing

Monday, November 02, 2009

Filling In

I am kitting a sooper sekert Kissmoose project. So I can't show you my knitting. Instead, I offer you a laugh.

You know you're a redneck when....