I sat down last night after watching the Cubs lose yet again and begin to put my thoughts together on a recap. There really wasn’t much that came to mind so I decided to instead throw some random questions out for discussion on this Friday morning. Let’s begin.
Fun Times At Wal-Mart – The other day I was at Wal-Mart, and after fighting my way around all the freak shows that shop there, I reach the checkout to pay for the few items I had in my cart. I was heading to a buddy’s house that weekend for a night of bocce, corn hole, and risk. I know it’s sounds like we’re a bunch of losers, but it’s fun nonetheless. All that said, I was charged with bringing supplies for the burgers. One of the items I had in my cart was a package of really good Sara Lee hamburger buns. These things were prime time. They were the Cadillac of buns, only out done by J-Lo. The cashier, who will remain nameless not to protect her identity but because I didn’t look at her tag, proceeds to pick up the buns to scan them and then squeezes them and comments how soft they are. I don’t know how you would react to this travesty, but it royally pissed me off. I picked out those buns strictly because of how beautiful they looked. Her squezing them before I had a chance to lay hands on them is like some dude getting freaky with your fiance’ on your wedding day. It’s just not right for someone to do that when that priviledge is reserved for you and only you. To make matters worse, I swiped my debit card and entered my pin only to have this goober hit the wrong key on her end, causing me to do it over 3 times and look the lime moron that can’t get the debit card machine right.
Question(s): Am I wrong for being mad at her for defiling my buns before I had the chance? Should I have turned to the people behind me and exclaimed that I’m not the one holding up the line with this debit stuff, it’s the cashier?
Snake Bite? – Keeping in theme with the dorked out guys game night, I returned home late that night and went to bed. That next day one of the guys that was in attendance told me about what happened to him when he returned home that night. He opened the door to his apartment and was greeted by a copperhead snake in his living room. Not a dead one as part of some sick practical joke, but rather a very alive one. If you know me or have read the site for awhile, you’ll know the fact that I’ve never seen a snake live in the wild. My only encounters with snakes are at the zoo when they’re in cages and when they are at someone’s house as a pet. Let’s just say I have a very healthy fear of snakes that would make Indiana Jones blush and so I’m very grateful for this fact. When I asked my friend what he did, he told me that he scared the snake into the bathroom, locked the door, and went to bed. That raises a couple questions in my mind.
Questions: Should this story have me even more afraid that I’ll run into a snake in the very near future? Would you have the guts to chase the snake into the bathroom or would you run like a little girl to your neighbors house? What do you do when you have to go to the bathroom, knowing the snake is probably still in there and hiding for an ambush when you open the door?
Leading off with Lou – I’m growing tired of the lineup that Lou routinely trots out there day in and day out with Tyler Colvin hitting leadoff. Obviously it’s the goal of every hitter in the lineup to get on base any way possible as many times as he can. However, it’s more important for the leadoff hitter over all others simply because over the course of a game and the overall season, he’s going to get the most chances to come to the plate. For some reason Lou has found it appropriate to put Colvin in that spot despite his low on base %, propensity for stike outs, and low batting average. Don’t get me wrong, I like Colvin. He’s on of my favorite Cubs. I don’t don’t like him in that spot.
Question: What do you think of Colvin as the leadoff hitter? Who would you have hitting leadoff?
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