Wednesday, October 03, 2007

My Rules

The always witty (and fellow New Englander) Kate at One More Thing tagged me for this "rules" meme. I'm supposed to list MY RULES. So you're gonna get a smorgasbord of rules that apply in the Trenches and in my life:

1. Expect sarcasm. Dry, quick and biting. It's how I roll.

2. Don't complain about your job. Being miserable at work spills over into every other aspect of one's life. This I know from past experience. Find a new job.

3. Keep your hands to home.

4. Condescension from you will trigger bitchiness from me.

5. Shoes and baseball hats go in your cubby!

6. A prayer is spoken before a family dinner at the dining room table in the Trenches. Everyone is expected to fold their hands and close their eyes.

7. Hands are for helping, not for hurting.

8. Ring up my purchases as quickly and efficiently as possible, please. I'm usually in a hurry and have no patience for stupidity.

9. Upon meeting me, the first thing I will notice is your choice of footwear. Get a pedicure or simply throw some polish on if you have gnarly toes.

10. Always kiss your mother.

There's definitely lots more. But I have a half-marathon to run on Sunday and need to focus! (If I keep visualizing myself crossing the finish line, that means it WILL happen, right??)


Amanda said...

Oh #8, oh please world, give us #8.

And yes, if you see it, you can run it.

Annie said...

Great rules. I live by number 4 myself, too!

Good luck on Sunday - positive visualisation is big in sports psychology - so I'd say you're halfway finshed already!

Candace said...

love it! I'd get a damn pedicure for my gnarly ass foot digits if someone would watch these darn kids! I'd get a pedi everyday if someone would watch these kids. I'm going to stop complaining about my job now!

Unknown said...

One of my favorite rules is: Bad planning on your part does NOT constitute an emergency on my part.

Good luck with your half-marathon!

Colleen @AMadisonMom said...

Sounds like a good list of rules to me!

Oh... and my toes are all pretty and polished!

Anonymous said...

Yes, you WILL cross that finish line! You've done a 10 miler, right? Half marathon? No problem.

Love this list. I have no patience for stupidity either.

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Elizabeth said...

Um, you are totally gonna finish damn it. You are. I will be expecting pictures.

And I love the rules. I also roll with the sarcasm. It saves me from stabbing people.

Christine said...

Good luck on the half marathon!

Off to get a pedi...

painted maypole said...

i am so so glad you can't see my footwear via the blogosphere!

Kate said...

Good rules. Delivered, as expected, with style.

Jennifer said...

All hail the In the Trenches Bible!!!

Mom of 5 said...

Good luck on the marathon!!!

Do you think my hubby would buy the explanation that I need some pampering and a pedicure because Sarah said so? ((Yes, you said nothing about pampering, but why stop at just a pedicure?))

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Amen to #8.

And as for #9.... No pedicure or polish could cover up the gnarly (former dancer) feet I have. But I try.

(Note to self: wear covered shoes on day 1 of BlogHer).

Shauna Loves Chocolate said...

Oh, and good luck on the half marathon!


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