My Pet Peeve of the Day

Today's post is brought to you by the letters A, B, C and D and the numbers 0 through 2007.

Maybe I'm alone on this, but I can't stand it when people mark dates by the eras of CE and BCE. Common Era and Before Common Era? What's so common about the last 2007 years? Why should the 4.6 billion years that the earth existed before then not be considered common?

There is no good reason for it.

We, the People of the Jury, Have Reached a Verdict

Photobucket - Video and Image HostingMcDonald's on the corner of 25th and Wisconsin, you have been convicted of five counts of not giving a crap.

Count 1: For having an employee leaning against the counter doing nothing while 3 people waited in line at the one open register.

Count 2: For barking "Hold on!" with annoyance to a customer trying to order through the drive-through.*

Count 3: For looking generally displeased that customers are interrupting your day by trying to order food.

Count 4: For giving me a dollar-bill in change for a charge of $4.01, rather than counting out the change.**

Count 5: For allowing the employee leaning against the counter to cut in front of customers in line and announce "I'm ordering now."

Counts 1-4 are misdemeanors which carry a penalty of 10-20 hours of customer service for each count. Count 5 is a felony count of reckless disregard for human decency. It carries a penalty of one hour of me muttering under my breath to be consecutively followed by an angry blog posting.

Bailiff, take them away.

*Note: One charge of spelling "drive-through" as "drive-thru" has been dropped because responsibility for that ultimately rests on the corporation of McDonalds as a whole.

**Note: Normally this offense would be let off with a warning, but the defendants lack of giving a crap in other areas has led to this charge being prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.