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Saturday, December 18, 2010
So I did something horrible today. I feel completely awful. So let me preface this story by first saying that I hate rude customers. At work, we always joke about how funny it is that around this time of year people get more and more rude. Holiday cheer? Nah. So anyways, I had to be to work at 6:30 this morning, and as my dear husband puts it so kindly, if I am sleepy, or don't have food in my belly... watch out. I hate waking up early. I would rather stay up until 6 in the morning than wake up at 6 in the morning. Okay anyways, let's just say I was in a grumpy mood when I got off work, but I had a few errands to run before I could go home and relax. I ran to Wal Mart and used the "instant" picture developing kiosk and had my pictures within minutes. I was excited because I wouldn't have to come back in an hour. So I go to pay for them, and this sweet lady asks me if I had paid to get these done. Now, before I go on, you must know that this same sweet lady that is helping me at this moment is the same sweet lady who 2 years ago, helped me with my car when it wouldn't start. My car was parked at Wal Mart and it wouldn't start. I asked her if she had jumper cables and she said she didn't, but that her boyfriend was in the area so she called him and he came over and helped me with my car. A complete stranger. So every time I see her at the photo center, I am reminded of her kindness. Okay back to the story. So that same lady asks me if I paid to have my pictures done. Yes, I did, my aunt Jeanne did them for me. She then asks me if I have a copyright to the pictures... No. She then tells me that she can't give me my pictures until I get written permission from her to use them. What? At first, I don't even comprehend the situation. I just stare. Wait, so you're telling me I can't have my pictures? She then tells me the whole policy and blah blah blah. I don't know what happened but I snapped! I got all snotty and started ranting and raving about how ridiculous that was and I don't have time for this, and just give me my pictures and so on. I was rude. She stayed calm and sweet the whole time while I threw a temper tantrum. Finally, another lady said, just have her sign saying she does have the copyright and give her the pictures. The lady that was originally helping me says, "Okay, I'm done. I'm going home." The other lady was really nice and helped me with the rest of my stuff. She explained that she was just doing her job. I didn't feel too bad until I was on my way to my next stop. All of a sudden it hit me. I'm a (*insert bad word here*). I called my mom and she told me the only way I would feel better was if I went to apologize. I went home and wrote her a sorry note. I wrapped up one of our "neighbor gifts" and took it over to Wal Mart. I asked for the lady but she had gone home. I started telling the other lady that was there how sorry I was and how bad I felt. I started getting choked up and looked like a complete moron. I gave her the gift and card and left on my way. I still feel horrible, but I wanted to post this because I never want to forget this. I just have to say that one bad customer can ruin my entire day. I can't imagine what I did to her day. I also want to remember that this is the Christmas season, and I need to remember what it is really about. It would not have been the end of the world to get the written consent and get my pictures on Monday. I hope this guilty feeling goes away but I also hope that I learn from this. It's Christmas, the happiest time of the year. So let's all be happy :)
Posted by Hermana Bennett at 9:22 PM
Monday, December 13, 2010
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Wednesday, November 3, 2010
This year was a lot of fun! Friday night we went to a party at Brian's cousin's and Saturday we had our friend party. So much fun!!! This year Brian chose to go as Toad and Toadette from Mario Brothers... not his worst idea ;) I didn't get any pictures at the first party but here are some from our friend party!
Craig and Nat were iPod ear buds... love it!
Brett and Hope, the hunter and his deer... so funny!
And lastly, the group...
Posted by Hermana Bennett at 5:14 PM
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Yesterday we had our friends over and we all carved pumpkins! Here's our group... Don't mind Brian's seductive face :) No, he did not do that on purpose
All lit up!
Our little family. Asha is a bumblebee and Zoe is a little piggy!
Ha ha Zoe hates being dressed and just stands there depressed. Poor girl
I promise this costume fit Asha when we bought it. She is a little chunker and eats everything in sight.. everything!
Our cute girls with their pumpkins
Stay tuned for me and Brian's costumes this year... it was Brian's turn to choose ;)
Posted by Hermana Bennett at 3:06 PM
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Today Brian and I have been married for 2 years! It's the weirdest feeling because I feel like I've been married way longer than that, but at the same time it seems crazy that it's already been 2 years. Brian was so sweet, he planned a very romantic getaway and threw me off with every little thing. Friday night I was told to be ready with an overnight bag and be ready to go as soon as he got off work. We stopped by target... very weird. Then we went to Costa Vida. The whole time he was telling me that we had to hurry or we would be late for our appointment. But yet, he was making all these random stops. We finally end up at Little America, the hotel we stayed at the night of our wedding! He reserved a honeymoon suite so the cute girl at the front desk told us congratulations on just getting married and we totally went along with it :) When we got to the room there were chocolate covered strawberries and peach sparkling cider with a rose. It was perfect. The next day we played around in Salt Lake. We went to breakfast at a really yummy hole in the wall, went to the LDS History Museum, went shopping at Gateway, and went and saw The Town. After our day in Salt Lake, we went to Red Robin at the Provo Mall where Brian told me that he would let me pick out diamond earrings! Psych. We ate our dinner and left the mall... without diamond earrings. I know, what a jerk ;) That night, a little after midnight, Brian went and got our bag of snacks we got from Target and told me to pick out my favorite treat. I was tired and definitely not in the mood for junk food. I peaked in the bag anyway and there was a little white box... yes, there were diamond earrings inside. It was such a good surprise! A little mean, but a great surprise! Today we've just been lounging around, ate some yummy crepes, and are just enjoying the time we have together.
Inside the hotel room...
Inside the hotel room...
Eating breakfast at the Royal Eatery
Brian even splurged and got me the breast cancer awareness tub of popcorn!!!
It was a perfect weekend. I'm just sad we have to go back to real life now ;)
Happy 2 years babe!
Posted by Hermana Bennett at 4:36 PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Okay, this is going to be a long post. A lot of things have happened, and it's all been in the past few weeks. First, we went to Disneyland over Labor Day weekend with my fam... so much fun! Then, Brian's birthday was on the 10th. His birthday present was a new doggy! Her name is Asha and she is a yorkie, miniature schnauzer mix... a schnorkie! Then, on his actual birthday, both me and Brian got job offers! He is now a pharmacy tech at Target, right up the street, and I am a category supervisor at Victoria's Secret, right up the street! A lot of changes going on and here are the pics...
We drove in a motor home with my fam, and while I enjoyed every minute of the chaos and wrestling, I'm pretty sure Brian was glad to get home to our quiet dungeon of a basement. We spent 4 days in Disneyland and one day on the beach. We layed out by the pool a lot and had a fun and relaxing vacation!
The fam minus my dad... we have no idea where he wandered off to for this picture
Sicily's birthday was on the 3rd so she got a special birthday pin...
And all of us got special celebrating pins!
Heck yes I am rockin those light-up ears! And no, Brian didn't want any :)
We even went to a "rave" and had a dance party!
Ahh the infamous churros... Brian spent a good 60% of his souvenir money on churros :) Oh, and yes, he is rockin' the Buzz shirt! I was pushing his buttons all day and he would say, "Buzz, Buzz, Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!" Then my little brothers started doing it... Brian just wore the shirt once :)
Before tower of terror...
And during tower of terror!
Me and Brian were packaged up, ready to be sold...
And Sicily became besties with Woody!
Yes, my sister is sexually harassing frozone... is that his name?
Brian got to play in the trivia thing... and won... a high five...
Don't worry Byan, I'll get you out of here!
Brian works with the tools...
While I cook dinner... yeah right!
And Sicily will just admire herself :)
At the beach I watched everyone build a sand castle... yes, watched :)
This is an exact sculpture of Raym's muscles!
Poor Randal go washed away before we could draw anything
Ha ha my dad looks so worked in this picture. He was a tired guy :) Thanks dad, for the great trip!
For Brian's birthday, he got some clothes to go with his doggy. Then we both had to work... super lame. Then his dad took us to Magleby's which was absolutely amazing, and then we had a softball game, which we almost won... kinda :) Then we had friends over for his surprise poker ice cream cake, which by the way was delicious. Happy 25th birthday babe!
Here is our newest baby Asha. We got her the Wednesday before Brian's birthday, and didn't quite realize where Clarkston was, but let me just tell you we drove to almost Idaho! She's worth it though :) She was born on July 15th, and so far, she loves to play with her older sister Zoe and inhale her food without chewing it :)
Zoe is adjusting, she loved her at first, then got a little annoyed when she realized that Asha was staying overnight. Slowly she is getting used to her, but she still gets a little sad look on her face when Brian or I cuddle with her, and she isn't quite sure how to play with her yet... one swipe and Asha's down.
I think Asha looks just like Zoe did when she was a puppy!
Above: Zoe Below: Asha
So there is our update... and I'm out.
Posted by Hermana Bennett at 6:49 PM