Saturday, August 9, 2008

10 items or less

So my friend Dan and I have this running joke about how it's impossible to buy condoms with anything else without creating a narrative. It started when I kept loosing my padlock for the gym and ended up buying padlocks and condoms from the same checkout girl twice within the space of a month.

So yesterday I go to Target and got to the checkout aisle with:
Apples to Apples (a board game)
shaving cream and razors
200 sq feet of tinfoil
granola bars

As I'm putting the items on the conveyor belt I start giggling. So I'm trying to stifle the laughter and end up with a ridiculous smirk on my face.

I could see the checkout girl pause briefly, trying to come up with something other than her normal exit greeting before-uncomfortably-saying,'Have a good evening.'

Friday, August 8, 2008

Suprising Number of Gorillas Found in Congo

When I saw this headline I thought about how perspective can be so important. Because while they were surprised to find 125,000 western lowland gorillas in the Republic of Congo, it would only take one to surprise me in my living room.