Monday, October 13, 2008

On the job training

I stopped at a Tully's store this morning (a Starbucks clone for those of you wondering what a Tully's is) to get some tea and a bagel with cream cheese. I asked the young girl working there to please cut my bagel in half.

She looked a bit confused, but said "sure" because the customer is always right.

Here is what i got:

I looked down at my bagel and then looked back into the soft bovine-like eyes of my bagel cutter. "How long have you worked here?" i queried.

"Three days!"

This is why i carry my camera around with me.

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Scenes from a kayak:

The Mister and i took advantage of a calm afternoon yesterday to take the kayaks out for a long ride. My big feet pedaling away. Look how glassy the water is.

We stayed out later than we should. It was nearly dark when we returned home.

This pier needs some repair work:

32 comments:

Cheesy said...

Kids~~ You HAVE to laugh... Strangulation is illegal...

That pier needs no work! It's been recycled... isn't it a planter now??

Looks like you had a lovely day~

Daisy said...

... and the cream cheese?

tt said...

I hope Em keeps reading you...This education can't be bought!! like, How NOT to cut a bagle....or how to take great pictures....or...how to be snide in a tactful way...seriously, it's hard to teach some of this stuff...:)

deb said...

The pier looks well past a little repair work. The lake looks beautiful and love the shrubs growing out of the wood pilings.

patches said...

The pier needs a few skewered pumpkin heads to set the mood.

flutter said...

I think I just peed my pants.

thailandchani said...

HA! Oh, I couldn't believe that bagel! Ooooooh. (laughing)



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meno said...

cheesy, it's illegal? Oh dear!

daisy, i decided that it visually detracted from the central theme.

tt, i believe that she can do snide on her own, not as well as i yet, but give her time.

deb, yes, i think it's far past repair, but so pretty.

patches, what a good idea! maybe some spider webs. Actually there were plenty of those.

flutter, ooh, sorry! :)

chani, i wonder if she had never seen a bagel before, seriously!

Lynn said...

She probably went to the same school as the cashier who couldn't understand why when the bill was $4.56, I gave him $5.06...sigh.

SUEB0B said...

Hee hee hee. Well, you weren't very specific, were you?

Sally Forth said...

Meno, Thank you for the laugh and the serene photos.

crazymumma said...

I want to fall into that image of the lake.

furiousBall said...

that water is beautiful. and that barista... oh bless her heart (that's what you say about stupid people)

Brad said...

I've never laughed so hard over a bagel.

sari said...

Well, you wouldn't need very much cream cheese if you cut your bagel that way, right?

Clowncar said...

"soft bovine-like eyes"

Very funny.

Has your daughter commented on your blog yet? I'd check, but there's like 100 comments.

And I'm lazy.

Mrs. Chili said...

BWAhahahahahaha!

Imez said...

That pier needs nothing, it is beyond perfect.

Did you take the bagel picture in front of her?

meno said...

lynn, oh, like, wow! I mean, math is so HARD and stuff.

suebob, i believe the fault does lie with my lack of specifity when it came to what "half" meant. She did do what i asked.

sally, anytime. I love it when this kind of stuff happens.

crazymumma, the water is still pretty warm too, so you could.

furious, "bless her heart" is a Southernism that i adore.

brad, unbelievable isn't it?

sari, are you saying that i should look at this as a weight loss idea?

clowncar, yes, she commented twice on the last post, after i challenged her in directly in the post. She knew she was busted.

mrs. chili, i love absurdity.

imez, i agree about the pier. Someday we will pedal up there when we have more daylight time to take better pictures. No, i didn't take the picture in front of her. But i did grin inappropriately at her as i carried it off.

QT said...

that bagel...oh my.

The Real Mother Hen said...

Ah, lucky you, still get to kayak.
Hhmm, you know, I never thought of splitting a bagel in any way shape or form before. Now, looking at your bagel, that way to split it may be a good idea :)

Andrea Frazer said...

Oh how I've missed you.

Sienna said...

That is one beautiful place and photos Meno, I could so easily get lost there with a camera.

Okay, I don't think I've ever had a bagel, Europe was breadsticks, loaves, here we have rolls and sticks and loaves...your breadroll has a hole in it!

The bagel should have been sliced horizontal right? Like u slice open a bread roll? I'm not sure really. Was the shop girl an Ozzy!!!??? :-)

I'm off to google bagels.

Pam

Franki said...

no wonder she looked at you so confused.

the pix are gorgeous, esp. that first one.

egan said...

Get off of my kayak!!

I love the bagel pictures. That is so great. I'm so glad you asked her about the reason she cut it in half.

Irrelephant said...

I couldn't get past the bagel. I'm thinking the rest of the photos are likely beautiful but gods, the bagel thing is something I'd expect to happen down HERE, in the land of null culture and education, not up yonder in the PNW!

Diane Mandy said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!! THe bagel photo made me laugh out loud.

luckyzmom said...

There's a Tully's in Redmond where I caffinated myself on occassion when visiting my daughter. I wonder what you would have gotten had you asked for your bagel toasted. This really is reflection of her training. I find that management is on a slippery downward slope in a lot of places.

sari said...

Meno - God no, I am not a proponent of weight loss in any way, shape or form. I was just thinking if you cut it that way at home, you'd hardly ever have to go out and buy cream cheese! ha ha

But then again, if I cut it that way, I'd just be digging the bagel into the cream cheese container and eating it like that.

TaraDharma said...

omg...I work with college students and believed I'd seen it all. the bagel disection, however, raises the bar considerably.

Mrs4444 said...

These are great; thanks.

capacious said...

You are lucky, no matter how your bagels are split.