Friday, January 05, 2007

The Newspaper Article

I took my children to a burger joint named Arby’s the other day. Now every time we go there, though the food is really good but the service is pretty slow. I am not sure as to why exactly it is slow because every time we go there, I swear there are no more than 3 or 4 of the 30 or 40 tables occupied. Anyways, fortunately for me, there is always a current newspaper at the far right of the ordering counter. Now, I cannot help but think that my guardian angel must put it there in order to stave off me dying from sheer boredom.

So, on this occasion, as usual, I pick up the newspaper and begin to peruse through Section G which is the Automobile Section. After 5 or 6 minutes of looking for a good article, I finally found one.

“Your meals are ready!” calls the young cashier.

Now, under the normal circumstances, I would be grateful that the food only took 6 of the standard 9 minutes it usually takes to process the order but this time I was not impressed!

“Why couldn’t she have just messed up the order so that I can read this confounded article?” I complained to myself.

Smiling, I nodded my head, picked up the tray and headed to our booth … but not before I absconded with the article! I was going to steal it! Oh, I know … theft … but it was just a sheet of day old newspaper, I tried to justify to myself. Deciding to forgo the urge to pilfer, I proceeded to ignore my children at the table and read the article. I really don’t think that my kids even noticed as they were wolfing down their roast beef burgers, fries and cokes at such an alarming rate that I swear the McDonald's Hamburgler was in the building!

I wasn’t even half way through reading when I thought …

“I need to share this with my blogging friends!”

Now I knew that my memory was not good enough to memorize the entire article so I decided to pilfer this particular page as it was more important to me that I share this article with you rather than leave it on the table for someone else.

I suppose what I am trying to say is that I stole it for you guys… my blogging friends! (Oh brother.. what a pathetic excuse!) Now that’s what I call justification!!!

Now that I have spent 395 words (Thanks to Microsoft Word Counter!), I have no room to tell you about the article I read! Yah, I know… Another pointless blog right? But wait!... There’s more (sounds like an TV infomercial)… If you get back to me tomorrow, I will give you the jist of the article without further ado!

Now if you yell and scream at me in your comments, I won’t become offended! I will just have to hold off yet another day! No, just kidding! See you tomorrow!

10 comments:

abbagirl74 said...

Can't wait to read about it. Hurry tomorrow!

Le Nightowl said...

Bonjour, Dave!
Now you're the king of suspense!
This must be a cliff-hanger post of sorts :)
Do you mean to say that your arbitrarily set the length of your posts to a maximum of 400 words?
I would be happy to reach 100 :)
Marie

PS: can't wait for the sequel :)

Le Nightowl said...

PPS: I hate it when I can't edit a typo :(

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Dave, Dave, Dave,
Last time you wrote about eating at a diner, I followed you through three posts and ended up with egg on my face. Squirrel may have brain size of walnut but can still remember egg ... on... face. I will follow your post but from safe distance.

Josie said...

Now, Dave... (ahem) when I do my post about the 8th Commandment (thou shalt not steal), I will remember your little transgression. So you are going to have to tell us what was in the newspaper that made it worth stealing... hah.

Cheers,
Josie

Dave said...

Hi abbagirl!...I will get it out ASAP. It's going to be a pretty busy day but... Hey, I gotta get my priorities straight and finish off that blog. LOL

Bonjour Marie... No suspense really... I just know that there are alot of other blogs that people want to read so I don't like to monopolize everybody's time on one day... Besides, I ran out of time to finish it yesterday. I actually do try to keep the length to about 1300 characters. See you soon!

Marie, I thought you COULD delete your comment and redo it to edit it since it was yours. I am pretty sure you can do it on the new blogger.

Hi LGS!... I was dying laughing first thing this morning after reading your comment. I am now starting to feel guilty for making you feel like you had egg on your face. Trust me this time when I say that you won't have to experience that again... At least not this time! LOL

I will send that headstone photo today.

Hey Josie!... Believe it or not, I actually thought about you in view of your ten commandments when I mentioned stealing. I suppose that I will have to seek pennance... any suggentions?

Janice said...

You'd make a good mystery writer Dave! LOL...you managed to keep everyone's attention without even disclosing what the article was about...I too await tomorrow's post :)

Savy said...

*sigh* I miss Arby's. Even if I would have had to wait 10 minutes for my meal.

Jessica said...

I have to say that at every arby's I've been to in the US, they have the newspaper lying around. I think it's the only fast food chain with a waiting room.

Dave said...

Hi Janice!... Thanks for the compliment. I hate to dissapoint you but check out today's blog. Take Care! :-)

Nice to meet you Savy!... I have beem eating there for years. I don't know how they keep the food warm but they manage to pull it off despite the wait time.

HiJessica! ... Since they all have newspapers, their policy is probably to be slow so we can read them! LOL