The Correct Way to Give Change

This really winds me up…..

When I pop into a shop, it’s usually because I’ve forgotten something; I normally have Madame in tow, often carrying a scooter, laden with shopping bags, my Iphone and/or my wallet in hand. So, when they give me my change like this, I end up having to drop everything, because it takes two hands to slide the change off the bills, deposit them in my pocket and then separate the bills from the receipt and tuck them away safely.  Then I have to start the whole process of loading myself up again like a nomadic traveller when the seasons change.

Why can’t they give me my change like this…

Then I could deal with it one handed, slip the change into my pocket, then the bills without having to put everything down and be out of their way much faster.

I’m a Grumpy Old Woman. Are you? Help yourself to a badge.


Funky Friday Give Away Entry!

I was a bit worried that I wasn’t going to be able to enter Noble Savage’s Funky Friday Give-Away for the chance to win Old school, vintage Sesame Street (select episodes from 1974-79) on DVD as all my photos of me growing up in the 70s are back in Canada.  But, then I remembered my aunt had sent me this photo a while back.  She’d just worked out how to use a scanner.

That’s me front row centre with the dodgy haircut, cheesy grin, and blue polka-dot polyester dress! I can still remember how it felt against my skin.   That’s my sister on the left with the matching dress but minus teeth!  My mum was always dressing us the same.  I don’t know exactly when the picture was taken but I’m guessing it was about 1976.  Check out the curtains in the background!

I grew up on Sesame Street and would love for my daughter to be able to experience the real Sesame Street and not this CGI crap!

And if that fails to impress here is a photo of me dressed up as Anni-Frid Lyngstad on my 27th Birthday!