As I write this I am listening to some credit card chick try and sell me some extra thingy or other. I'm just letting her read through the entire script. Poor thing. I wonder what is more annoying to them -- when we are rude and say "No!" right at the beginning of the spiel or when we let them go. through. the. whole. thing. and then say no...
I find letting them talk to me for a few minutes is a perfectly good excuse to sit down at my computer and either read blogs or start a post while they ramble on.
Of course this is just one of the many moments I find appropriate for blogging. Here are some others.
•One of the twenty zillion times every day that I'm on hold for work or maybe just waiting for someone to answer the phone. OK and maybe when I'm actually in the middle of a business call, but just if it's long and boring.
•Definitely when I get roped into one of those conference calls that I don't actually need to be on. (I spend all day on the phone)
•While the kids are doing homework. duh.
•Those extra little five minutes here and there between stuff -- you know, like doing the laundry and leaving to pick up your kids at school, might as well sit down and see what's going on.
•The twenty or so minutes when you were actually going to do the laundry (you didn't all actually think I do laundry did you?)
•When I'm supposed to be picking my kids up at school. Just kidding.
•When there is nothing on TV and my husband has honed in on the History Channel (kill. me. now) but still thinks I should hang out in the living room with him. Really... does anyone else suffer through this? The history of the hot dog bun or some deep introspective piece on when/how/where/why the 10 millimeter wrench was invented?
•Thanks to my iPhone -- when we are on a road trip, when we are at a restaurant, when I am at Starbucks, shopping or waiting in line anywhere....
Oh no!!! I'm late to pick up Jimmy. Because I was blogging!!! Gotta go......