Tuesday, July 07, 2009

When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie...

Okay. I think this cold from hell is finally breathing its last. And Anna is back from her Continental sojourn, full of new career plans. "Lisa and I are going to study Italian so we can go back to Italy and work as waitresses!" she announced. In fact, she's already learned an important phrase - bella carissima, to be exact.

And let's not even discuss the Italian casanova who made her a heart-shaped pizza...I'd hate to think what would have happened on an unchaperoned trip. Just remind me not to waste money on SAT's, okay?

Particularly
after what just transpired here, as I sat at my computer desk:

Anna: Where's Theo?
Me: He's out running. Why?
Anna: The bathroom light is out.
Me: You can reach that. Change the lightbulb yourself.
Anna: I don't know how.


I told her to go figure it out. Think of it as a valuable life skills learning experience. In fact, I think I'll add it to our "Getting A Clue" course list as Suburban Survival 101.

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19 comments:

  1. I graduated from college in 1995 in the middle of a recession (god, why does anyone stay in RI? 12% unemployment right now...it never really ever gets better here) and the only full-time job I found was waitressing. I was glad to have it, and as my grandmother said, if you know how to waitress you will always be able to support yourself. Quite frankly, I've often wondered why I bothered with the SATs myself. All things being equal, waitressing full-time in Italy would have been a heck of a lot more fun, and with better coffee and hotter guys.

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  2. Tha whole light bulb thing makes me giggle. Your daughter has got quite the carreer path figured out!

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  3. Welcome back to the land of living with a teenage girl! She's definitely on the right career path!!! :)

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  4. A waitress in Italy doesn't sound too bad. My 3-yr-old granddaughter wants to drive a garbage truck when she grows up.

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  5. Let's just hope that the Italian restaurant she works at won't ask her to change any light bulbs.

    My kids know that if they need a light bulb changed they should go ask their father. He's tall.

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  6. light bulbs and waitressing...mh. wait until the day when she wants to be a barista and has to figure out those coffee machines! ;-)

    franzi

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  7. Waitressing in Italy; well, at least she has a plan. Hopefully the Italian hunk can change a light bulb.

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  8. Recently heard of a girl working for Simon & Schuster...they let emplyees buy books CHEAP every tuesday...a couple of weeks ago she bought one titled "the Book of Knowledge"...turns out it was ONE volume of an encyclopedia set...she had NO IDEA. LOL!
    Anna has company out there in the world.

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  9. "I don't know how" to change the lightbulb? That's just really, really sad. Did she figure it out? ;)

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  10. It's good to have goals. Snagging an Italian hottie is high on my list, too. Did you tell her that most of them live with their mother and don't change lightbulbs?

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  11. Just breathe. This too shall pass when she has teenagers of her own - atleast you have documentation you can show them about the things their Mom said and did.

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  12. My goal was to get married and have babies, but in the meantime I spent 3 years and thousands of dollars upon a college education. I try to not let my kids in on the fact that I didn't get an official degree.
    Now perhaps if I had the goal of getting an Italian hottie, I would have traveled more?

    Regardless, my kids tend to ignore the burnt-out light bulbs and just live in the dark.

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  13. yup, i would be a little worried about the bella carissma endearment.

    but working as a waitess in italy? i always wanted to do that, too.

    ciao, ciao.

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  14. You need to convince her that changing a light bulb is important knowledge for a waitress in Italy.

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  15. She does know some waitresses have to change light bulbs right?

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  16. new here via kcinnova... i'll be @ the meet up on friday! excited to meet you :-)

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  17. Oh, I get so tired of the "I don't know how" excuse. Effort!! Have they ever heard of it??!! Effort without excuse is my anthem ... but I'm not sure anyone is listening!!

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  18. This get-a-clue coursework is getting serious! I hope there's Cliff notes for the textbook.

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  19. I worked as a waitress for a few years and it's a skill, I'll tell ya! :) In all seriousness, I worked longer hours, harder and got more pay than my office job I currently *slave* away at. Maybe it's not such a bad idea :)

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