First, is this......
Seriously?! These have been around for a few years now. And to be honest, it's a little irritating. Mainly, because they are usually in "prime" parking spaces and because how come we didn't have these when mine was small? I had to wrangle him all the way up from the bottom of the parking lot (uphill both ways!) - taking care that he didn't get run over until I could get him in the store and buckled into a cart. Sheesh!! You younger moms have it soooooo easy.
What with Halloween being around the corner and all - it should come as no surprise that I was totally freaked out today. I jumped in the car at lunch, pulled up to the parking lot exit and just happened to glance down only to discover the world's largest spider sitting in my lap leering at me. Needless to say, I screamed and swatted the thing away. The world's largest spider is now lurking in my car somewhere - most likely pretty upset at me. So of course I spent the entire drive to and from lunch - and on my way home this evening, keeping an eye on all the shadows in my car (what road?) and feeling like there was something crawling on me. I may never drive that car again. And here I was worried about snakes crawling out of the air conditioner vent after watching the news this summer - clearly I need to be more concerned about this spider who surely has revenge on his mind after being swatted.
In other news, one of my beloved colleagues has announced her retirement at the end of the year. I am heart-broken. She is one of the few sane ones and I love her dearly. Life at work will not be the same without her. So what that she has been with the company for about thirty years - how can she leave me like this?! I have expressed my displeasure - it doesn't seem to faze her one bit. I have informed her that she can't possibly leave me with all the crazy people - again, she doesn't seem to care. She seems to think that we will keep in touch - I know better. I know how those retirees are - I've seen the commercials. They are out living the high life while us desk jockeys spend our days slaving away.
I've decided my only recourse is to kidnap her.
So, if you aren't busy next weekend.......I might need a little help - since I don't think she'll come with me willingly......