It is Important to Laugh Each & Every Day
I went to Walmart to get some stuff for tonight’s dinner. I noticed this lady was staring at me on the same aisle I was on. No biggie. I moved to the next aisle and here she comes again…STARING! So now I’m like, “WTH”, but finish up my shopping and head to the check out line. Of course this same lady was ahead of me…starts staring again.
Awkward. So I start playing with my phone so I don’t have to look at her. Finally she says “I want to apologize for staring at you, but you look just like my daughter who just passed away.” I felt really bad after that and gave her my condolences. She says “thank you…but I have a favor to ask. I understand if you don’t want to. Can you give me a hug and say ‘bye mama’ to me?” Inside I was like “wth”, but me being the softie that I am, I went ahead and did it. She smiles, thanks me, and leaves.
The cashier rings up my stuff and the total comes out to $100.87. I knew something wasn’t right, because after my coupons it should have been like $40.00 or so. The girl tells me that my total was included with my mom’s. I’m like, “What?!!!” she said, “Your mom said you were paying for her last few items along with your things. I told her that the woman was most definitely NOT my mom. She said, well I saw you hug her and heard you call her mama. I flew out of the store looking for this witch, ready to beat her a**.
I see her loading up her car! She saw me and jumped in her car, I got to her as she was putting her leg in, and I started pulling her leg…JUST LIKE I’M PULLING YOURS!!!! Hope you all are having a wonderful day! Don’t hate me for this!
Ok, you can blame Facebook. This was showing up in my news feed and each time I just laughed my butt off and had to share! What made it most funny to me was the person I originally saw it on was a woman I know with a big heart and she would have done this very thing.
Have a great one!
~~~ Till We Laugh Again~~~
If you are like me, you love to hear random facts. The best part of reading a random fact for a sarcastic person like me, is the first thought that comes to mind. So I thought I’d share these 14 random facts I found over at thefactsite.com and what popped in my head…. Doesn’t that sound fun? LOL
Nearly three percent of the ice in Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
And to think, you thought they were flavored ice cubes
Polar bears can eat as many as 86 penguins in a single sitting
Guess polar bears want the penguins to stop making flavored ice cubes
Who would have thought playing the triangle could be so dangerous
The Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS signal
Since it didn’t work out I’m shocked they kept using it (boo..too soon?)
There is a species of spider called the Hobo Spider
Yep, he carries all his belongings in a bag on the end of a stick
Ummm, I’m pretty sure I’ll just keep scratching
95% of people text things they could never say in person
Like: “yea, your butt does look too big in those pants”
You cannot snore and dream at the same time
Explains why I can never seem to finish any of my dreams
Is it me or does this seem like the beginning to a joke?
King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him
Now you would think this would have been the first hint to his future wives
Hyphephilia are people who get aroused by touching fabrics.
“Bobby, stop stroking the ottoman!”
29th May is officially “Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day“.
Ok, I can’t possibly be the only one thinking…”what the heck????” Why???
Maybe it is just easier to camp out and eat your ice cream??
Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour
Might just be easier not to eat the Little Debbies?
Cherophobia is the fear of fun.
Thank God none of you have this!! If you made it this far you have no fear of fun!!!
~~ Till our next laugh together~~~
The other day I came across this above picture on Pintrest. It was an article on Huffington Post. I had to laugh as it pretty much sums up my thoughts on most buffets.
I know for many of you, Buffet’s might be the wholly grail of fine dining. After all, who wouldn’t love 8 plates of crab legs? Oh yea, me… I hate seafood remember. 🙂
Some of the longest lines I’ve ever seen are those at a casino’s Buffet. Heck, people will pay $40-$50 for those seafood buffets! That is crazy. Go to a nice restaurant people! lol
While you may see a buffet and hear the angels sing, I see a buffet and just see food that is an hour or more old, hands picking through it, sneezing, germs. People playing with my food. Cooked with zero seasoning and barely recognizable as the true food it is.
Heck, even those crab legs you love so much have you spending hours cracking and digging for little meat and lots of water. No wonder you need to eat 8 plates. LOL
Now, I will say in defense of Buffets, they are one step up from the grosses thing on earth…PEAS! Yep, if you recall, I think they are little round balls of puke!
We all remember sitting at a sporting event and watching the wave of people standing and flinging their arms created a “wave”. If you have not had the opportunity yet to be part of a modern day wave at McDonalds then you are missing out. This one comes with a big smile and lot of happiness.
Like many of you, I run out the door every single day to go earn my keep. Unfortunately the bills do not pay themselves (at least not what I’ve been able to discovery yet). Occasionally as part of my routine I go through our local McDonald’s for a sausage McMuffin and a drink. Being on a tight budget I allow myself this $2.38 splurge a couple times a week.
On more than one occasion I have been part of an amazing trend happening at McDonalds across the world. I’m not sure how big this is in your area or your town but in my little city our citizens that frequent our local McDonalds have loved a Pay it Forward Wave.
Here’s how it works. On my most recent trip to the golden arches. I pull into our drive thru and order my normal breakfast splurge. I have a gift card that is burning a hole in my pocket so I’m all prepared for my expensive $2.38 meal. While waiting, I noticed a weird thing going on at the pay window. Every car that stops seems to be having an issue. The kid looks to be explaining stuff to them and it doesn’t look like they are verifying a caramel latte vs an iced coffee. All of a sudden I smile because I have seen this confusion before. Yes, I know exactly what this is as I have experienced this myself a few weeks ago.
About a month ago I was making this same routine stop. When I got to the window the teenage clerk just smiled at me and said “You don’t owe anything as the car ahead of you paid for your order.” I can only imagine my face because I’m sure my look was one of being dumb founded. All I could do was just stare at the 18 year old with a look of confusion and thoughts racing through my head of what am I supposed to do next? So I froze and said, “ah ah… thank you”. Feeling stupid because I really didn’t know what you’re supposed to do next.
As I pulled away, I realized I was just part of the magic moment. Yes I was part of a Pay it Forward McDonalds moment. If you’ve ever been part of one you know the feeling I’m talking about. I also knew that if it happened again, I would know what I would do. What I had to do.
The neat thing about these Pay if Forward moments is they are totally random. So on this particular trip the other day I could see from the confusion going on in front of me that we might be on another wave and I was not going to be the one that broke that wave. No I was not going to be the person sitting in my seat with my arms crossed, a scowl on my face not wanting to participate in this event. This time I was going to jump out my seat with all the enthusiasm I could muster.
When I got to the window and was told that the car in front of me had paid my $2.38 breakfast I knew what to do this time. First I waved at the car in front of me a thank you (not that I think they saw me but it felt like the right thing to do). Then I asked what the car behind me owed. Now in this situation your worst fear is that it’s a lady with 8 kids in a van. So I looked in my rearview mirror and noticed one person in a car so I felt pretty confident that I was not going to get stuck with a $30 breakfast order. While I was prepared to do my part, my gift card was reminding me that it only had so much on it.
She smiled, looked at the next order than with a little look of disappointment told me that it was more than mine as they owed $8.62. But I knew that wasn’t going to end this wave! Not today. I knew I needed to make another person’s day. I knew I was paying it forward!
So I pay the $8.62 and slowly start to crawl up to the next window. All the while looking in my rear view mirror hoping that not only do get to make the next person’s day but they will continue the wave and make even more people happy this morning. Sure enough the smiling clerk is trying to explain what happened. I see the finger pointing at my truck and then I see it happen! I see them hand over their credit card. Yes! They were continuing the wave! They were paying it forward too! They were paying for the next car!
No I don’t know how many cars we’re in that wave that morning. But I do know that at least from what I could see there were 7 cars for sure. Seven people who started their morning with a big smile because somebody cared about them and then they got to do what made them feel good. They got to pay it forward too. The act of giving feels so good.
Now some of you might think the joy over having a $2.38 breakfast paid for seems so minor. But it has nothing to do with the $2.38. It has to do with knowing that there is still joy in the world. Love in the world and people that care. With so much negativity on TV and in our social media it is nice to know there are still people out there who get joy in helping others. No matter how small.
So if you have never experienced the McDonalds Pay it Forward Wave then I challenge you to start one. On your next trip to McDonalds just casually ask the cashier what the car behind you owes. Then offer to pay for their meal. Don’t have a lot of Money? Then do it at breakfast. Most people are like me getting a sandwich and a drink and many others are just getting a coffee. It isn’t about how much you pay it forward just that you do pay it forward.
Buddy is on the left and Upton on the right.
Granted, I’m not laughing at 5am when they want to go out to go “potty”. LOL
Living in the desert has its challenges with little dogs. Having no real backyard, it isn’t like we can just let them out to roam around. They must be taken out to go and they always think it is play time.
The other thing I’ve learned is, neither like thunder! We have had several storms (including one right now as I write this). Ever see two 5lb Yorkies shaking like there is no tomorrow?
I’m sure I’ll be sharing some of our adventures in the future so I thought I’d take a moment to introduce them to you.
I better go, the storm is getting worse and they need to be held. Time to be a good mommy. 🙂
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Have you ever been driving down the street and catch something out the corner of your eye that just makes you start laughing for no reason what so ever? I do…. All the time.
Ever find yourself just smiling for no reason? I do…All the time.
Life is too short to not find joy in the little things.
When I catch myself laughing for no reason I just start laughing more at how silly and stupid it is that I laugh for no real reason. LOL
Then I realize…It is just the happiness that lies deep within us trying to come out!
Many of these times I don’t think I’m happy or even sad..just there in the moment.
Happiness and Laughter sneak out.
(sneaky little laughing buggers they are)
Enjoy those moments. It is ok to be happy for no reason.
It is ok to laugh for no reason.
Who cares what other think.
The Minions don’t care…so why should we?
~~~till we laugh again~~~
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State Farm and Laughing? Huh??
Normally insurance companies might make you cry but laugh? Never mind keeping me up all night chuckling.
Let me go on record right now saying
They make me smile and feel good. Face it, they make you smile and feel good if you would admit it to yourself.
It started with the one commercial we all quote and love. I hope it never goes off the air.
Yep, she still sounds hideous, that Jake from State Farm… LOL Gets me every time!
My new favorite that equally puts a smile on my face since it is played so dead straight and so witty is our extreme planner
LOLL I have no idea why it tickles me. But I just get a big smile every time I see it.
(This is the one that had me laughing all night then got me thinking about making this post…
Now, there is the other hilarious with the fisherman… LOL
And who can forget about Jimmie?
And yes, sometimes they just tug at our heart strings
But yet. They all can’t be a hit. There is one commercial I actually hate when it comes on….
You can’t win them all
I have TIVO. I never watch commercials, but I will stop the TV just to watch the Jake and the Retirement ones. They make me laugh that much.
For the record, I have nothing to do with State Farm. However I have been with State Farm as a client since I got my first car 30 years ago. So one might say I like the company and LOVE the commercials 🙂
So….My Question is… Is There Any Commercial That Just Cracks You Up?