Excuse me Miss. Miss…?? What I wanted to say was,
“I don’t understand a word you just said.”
It seems my ability to retain general knowledge of a subject was lost somewhere in all this mess. When I first made the fateful statement that I would help out with my daugther’s Girl Scout troop, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I knew there would be work, but….
Jeep Chick told me that there was going to be a “leadership” training session yesterday at the library at 10AM. OK, no problem I thought. Just a little booster on how to manage a group of 2nd and 3rd graders. I can handle that. Jeep Chick’s post about the ordeal explains it all really.
We are soldiers though. We sat through not understanding a word for 3 hours. “Three hours?”, you say. Yea, three….hours….of…. waah wah wah, wa wahh wah wah. We came out with our sanity, or what little we have left anyway. I felt bad though. Jeep Chick still had to go to the grocery store and by the time we got out of there it was 1 o’clock in the afternoon. Not a good time to be in Wal-Mart. Too many people. Not enough room.
Oh! Oh yea…I almost forgot! I had arrived at the library a little bit early so I thought I would get a new library card since I hadn’t been to this library in quite some time. It turns out that it had been 6 years! AND… apparently I had a $10 fine for returning some DVD’s 7 days late. The kicker is I don’t remember even seeing these movies. The librarian just gave me “the look” and said, “Well, I guess not. It was 6 years ago. But if you pay $5 today, I’ll wipe it all off.” Internally, I had the feeling that the Russian mafia was secretly standing behind me inbetween the rows and rows of books just waiting to pounce on me for my $5. Outwardly, I said, “Whatever.” Dug through my purse, gave the “Don” my $5, took my shiny new library card, and ran.