Friday, March 20, 2009

Gardetto's/Man haters

Gardetto's: Have you ever had this stuff? Ok, the better question is....who HASN'T had this stuff? I love it. I love the pretzels and the rye crackers the best. The large sesame doo-dads I can live without, as well as the bumpy crackers that look like a tall, thin snowman.

I went to the convenient store this morning on my way to work (6:40 a.m.) and decided I would want something salty later today and I grabbed the Gardetto's. I don't usually buy them because let's face it, those things are LOADED with fat and calories. I wasn't really caring today because my weight loss, or lack thereof, is getting me down. And, what does a big girl do when she is depressed about not losing weight? She eats.

So it's 8:45 and I think, what the heck, I've been awake since 5:30, I can break open the Gardetto's. I eat one or two and then LOOK at the crackers. No rye crackers. Um....what? Upon closer inspection I find that I have purchased the "Special Italian Recipe."


This gets me even more depressed and makes me want to throw the entire package that I purchased for the outrageous price of $1.99 away. Not a bad idea. But then where will I find salty happiness? Phooey.

On another note: As you know, I am currently training new employees at the office in American Fork. This office was formerly used by MANY transcriptionists in the past who were here pretty much all day every day and decided to make this place their home away from home. Many of those ladies have gone to another facility but some left behind what I have dubbed "Man-hater signs."

The first sign reads: A fool and his money are a great date.
The second sign reads: Any woman looking for a husband never had one.

Now, why the heck did these signs make the cut when the office was cleaned out recently? I sit in an office at one end of the hall and the trainees are at the other end of the hall. These two signs are prominently displayed on a shelf on the wall between the two offices. I have to get up repeatedly throughout the day to read reports at the other end of the hall so I have to walk by these signs OVER and OVER and OVER. Allllll daaaaaay looooong.

I'm pretty sure the owner of these signs has forgotten about them, so can I throw them away? Would anyone be offended? Because frankly, I'm offended by those signs.


Holley, Dane Brien & Wesley Berry said...

I'm so glad you are back in the blogging sphere. I missed you. So glad you had such a nice vacation. Your parents are so awesome, I bet it was the best time "EVAH"

Sorry about the Great Gardetto's debacle. I hate it when I don't read the packaging correctly and I get stymied in my attempts to comfort eat. It really is the worst. You give yourself permission and then somehow the evil cosmos conspires against you. Not Cool!

I say snap those signs off the shelf and toss them in the circular file with a grand flourish! It will make you feel better and get out some of that anquish over the Gardetto's! Go now toss and flourish.

hyker said...

I say toss 'em. They are bringing negative energy into the work place and really, who needs that?

Erin. said...

I, too, am sorry about your botched snack this morning...I hate it when that happens. All excited to bust open that bag and then realize the dissapointment...does disapointment have 2 ss's or 1??? I also agree that the signs are a little offensive. I bet there are some men out there who fit the description, but mine doesn't and so, I too, would say chuck 'em. The woman who posted them obviously has issues with men. AND, I am glad that you're back. I personally look forward to reading your "ramblings"...they often reflect my own thinking and remind me why I think you're such a crack up.

mooney said...

You should put something up in their place when no one is looking. Something like...a cat hanging from a tree with a caption that reads "hang in there". :)