Tuesday, May 6, 2008

I've Earned My Stripes

Recently I made yet another trip to the big box store to visit my spaceship. I've sold a couple of aprons in the last week and I'm getting closer to making it a reality. One can always dream.

I came across this sign in the parking lot, after walking quite a distance from my parking spot:

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I'm in agreement with this.....totally. My memory isn't so bad that I don't remember the difficulties of wrangling a couple kids through the mine field that is a parking lot. I probably wouldn't have abused the perk when I was only 6 weeks pregnant, but it would have depended upon the day and the state of morning sickness.

But I was thinking just because small kids don't travel with me anymore doesn't mean I don't rate some special treatment. After all, I've earned my stripes and gone above and beyond the call of duty as a woman.

My suggestion is that all the big box stores also install these signs:

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Just the fact that I'd be 50 feet closer to the front door might save a young member of the Geek Squad from the fallout of a hot flash.

Do you think this might fly?

NOTE: This is going to be an exciting week here "At Home". The beautiful property of a neighbor is being featured in a major magazine and I've got an exciting announcement about an addition to my "Peeps" list. Stay tuned!

13 comments:

Thirkellgirl said...

Your menopause sign cracked me UP. You ought to produce them to sell. I swear, I know a dozen people (men and women) who'd snap one up immediately.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

LOL! Yes, I'm in total agreement. How about one for folks with a headache or having a bad day. It could be a point of amusement for the big box stores...they could use their imaginations. Oh, just reading Thirkellgirl' brilliant idea! You could make a fortune...get thee moving on that!

So you tried the new feature and it worked? (It has not yet shown up on my bloglines, which is one of the reasons that I don't always like bloglines.) I did read about it last night, but decided that my brain was too scrambled after an afternoon on the deck.

Your neighbor's news sounds mighty exciting. I'll be keeping a watch.

Janet said...

Loving the idea of that sign and assorted others. Maybe they could change them or rotate them ( the funny ones), just to keep people guessing. Of course that might be frustrating and defeat the purpose...if there was one.

Janet@ Housepeepers

Mary said...

Oh, I'm totally on board with that idea! I think they ought to reserve a checkout line just for us, too. :)
xoxo,
Mary

GemStateMom said...

LOL I'm sharing a link to a clip you might enjoy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFalv8XmgKA&feature=related

I think different signs would be a hoot...you should present the idea in the store's comment box!

jill said...

OMG Ms. K, that sign is hilarious!!!!!!!!! Funny how most people look at menopausal women as hysterical crazies with bad attitudes when in reality we have mad attitudes provoked by "bad" people! The only ones that understand us are other menopausal women. We've had enough crap and we're not going to take it any more. Menopause gives us license to stop lying down and taking all the sh.. people give us! Hallelujah! And amen!

PamKittyMorning said...

Teasing us about the peeps list huh..

lifeinredshoes said...

The world would be safer place with a sign like this. Moms in Menopause Unite!

C.C. said...

I want one of those signs to put in front of my house so our neighbor's boyfriend won't park there. I really am about to go all menopausal on him!

Abbie said...

Hi Suzanne!
hehhehehe...
xoxo~
Abbie

Rue said...

How about one that says...Parking only for mom's of tweens that want to argue with them all the way to the store about how much money they can spend. LOL

Let me know if you try the steak dish :)

rue

Suzanne said...

Thirkellgirl - I'm going to pitch the idea to the farmer and see if he can get any working capital!

Vee - No the new feature (schedule to publish) did not work. I set it for 6 a.m. and how ridiculous is it to do that and then get up early and watch it???? It did not publish, so I don't know if it's set to 6 a.m. Icelandic time or what. I'm going to try again tonight.

Janet - Actually that's a great idea. I always love things that keep people on their toes.

Mary - You're a GENIUS!!! Checkout line. OH MY, I'm all over that idea.

Paula - Thanks for the You Tube link, I'm going to hop over and watch it now. I'm thinking about pitching the idea. I'm at the big box so often to look at my spaceship they need to accomodate me.

Jill - There you are!! Yes, I agree that the only person that can fully understand is someone who is, or has gone through it. And the "we're not going to take it anymore" is what I have tagged "the Towanda Effect". HA. Just wait Jill. I'm gonna get you.

Pam Kitty - You are walking a thin line young lady. You're my Crappy Commenter and you keep commenting. What's up with that? I guess that would make you a Crappy Crappy Commenter!

Red Shoes - Yes, it needs to be a warning sign. What are those? Yellow and black in a triangle shape...something like that.

C.C.- You go girl! Take him out.

Abbie - Oh my sweet Abbie. Ladies, she's the young'un here. She's years away from this, but she needs to hang with us and learn the ins and outs. She's going to be an awesome "Menopauser" when she gets there.

Rue - Moms with tweens and teens need all the help they can get. I don't want to scare the younger women but wow.....it's a good thing I did five years of therapy before I had to deal with teenagers. I think we're going to make the steak this weekend...for Mother's Day.

AND ... OF COURSE, this mother will probably be doing the cooking. Sigh

Marue said...

Love your sign and your blog.