Saturday, August 18, 2007

I actually ventured out of the house late this week and I stood in line at the store to buy a box of Clementines, which I lurve.

I soon realized I was too sick to be out, really, because I probably stood there in a fog for about 10 minutes looking half-heartedly at tabloid covers & feeling faint while the cashier frittered about with the foodstamp thingies of the lady in front of me, but I never regained enough sense to change lines. She had a card thingie like a debit card, and there was some sort of paper that had to be marked or something, and it just took for EVAH.

I think food stamps and programs like that are not totally evil, but I really have to wonder why the rest of us have to subsidize food for someone who--like this lady-- managed to eke out enough money from her budget to get the new i-phone.

On a happier note - I think one of the most glorious sounds in the world is the flibbity-floppity-flop of my dog's ears when she shakes. Isn't that cute? Don't you just love it when your dog does that? I do.


FatQuarterQuiltFarm said...

Redeeming food stamps but sporting a new iphone??
If you can fork out the cash for one you probable don't know what BUDGET even means!!!M'kay?

That just makes my ass chew gum.
Happy Weekend Phlemmy!!!
(gotta go revise my "budget"....) said...

Outside it's cute...inside it's just more hair to sweep up!

Flo said...

ROFLOL Yeah, I love that sound, too. What Lainy and I are getting a kick out of, though, is the way she groans every time she lays down!

:P fuzzbox said...

Yeah, floppy dogs ears is a great sound.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We were just talking about dog ear noises the other day! It is glorious.

I may be naive, but I don't think I have ever seen a food stamp. Maybe they don't have them here.

Kate said...

But, "floor art" after a trip to the water dish is nice too! (I admit, you've got to have kitchen carpet by the water dish to get the best benefit for it, though!)

FHB said...

Hell, I wish I could do that.

Christina RN LMT said...

Love that sound, and also when they're panting from playing (too) hard! Like right now!

Kevin said...

That kind of stuff makes my blood boil. If they can afford a fucking i-phone and service, they can afford to buy their own damn food. I can't afford an i-phone, yet I'm expected to subsidize these wasters' pimp lifestyles? Must stop now before I break something.

phlegmfatale said...

schnoobie - Really! It is annoying, to say the least!

mushy - I have a small short-haired terrier, so it doesn't make much difference anyhoo

flo - is that a good-groan or a bad-groan?

fuzzbox - yuppers.

barbara - Yeah, dog earnoises are awesome! I dunno, maybe you just don't shop in the classy establishments!

kate - great point - floor art is a great name for it!

fhb - do what? Flop your ears like a dog or have an iphone and foodstamps?

christina - yeah, it's an everything's-right-with-the-world sound

FHB said...

Flop the ears. I bet it's a trip, like spinning around and getting dizzy when you were a kid. I bet the dog does it to get a rush, whattta ya bet?