Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just Plain Ol' Tuesday!

Yesterday was one of the shitiest day EVER at the postal counter...It started by reading a note that EPM (evil post mistress) left me because OF COURSE I had made a mistake and a customer brought back a letter that wasn't his on Friday, it came from an eastern country and the postal code was oh so wrong! So I looked it up the phone book and didn't find the name. It made me feel sad that this letter came from so far away and wouldn't be delivered...so I took it upon myself to look up the address at home on the internet, so I left the letter in a safe place and EPM came in on Saturday and threw a hissy fit because of that mysterious letter!
 Needless to say that my internet search didn't lead to anything so yesterday I returned the letter and I'm glad I went the extra mile for that customer even if they never find out about it.

I can handle criticism, I make mistakes, heck I'm only human! It's the tone of the note that got to me and the negative energy. Crazy, but I can so feel it!

One lady yelled at me twice because I wouldn't give her a registered letter without seeing some ID. That one actually threatened me! EASY LADY! I'm only doing my job and protecting you against fraud!

I also got attitude from another woman because the man who wired her money sent her 79.99$ and not
80$   !

It must have been in the stars because a lot of people I know had a crappy one yesterday...

Now on to other subjects!

Last month after seeing Tracy's pantry , you can witness it for yourself right HERE ; I decided to clean mine.

Here's what I found...6 kinds of vanilla! They say 3 makes a collection...uh oh!
 I see crappy ones...the Ciba and Caridom don't taste too good...a leftover from Costco-I think that one is at least 10 years old! Eeeeewwww! LOL
Some homemade one (not strong enough) and the creme de la creme the big bottle on the right brought back from Mexico by a friend who knows I bake a lot . It is so good ,it's sinful! 
Ok so I kept the really good one, the homemade one and the white Caridom (which is great for white frosting).

I've declared that I will make my own B-Day cake because I'm always disappointed about store bought cakes....Here you have crappy supermarket stuff or Premiere Moisson which is like the mafia of Quebec bakeries; they're everywhere and they force you to buy their stuff because they're putting little Mom & Pop bakeries out of business. So you buy their stuff because you don't have the choice. Granted they make killer breads but I say Nay Nay to a 30$ average cake! I'm so over Premiere Moisson, it's ridiculous!
I don't have a lot of free time to bake because I work eveyday this week (even saturday), so I decided to bake some cupcakes and frost them with coffee icing...HEAVEN! 

Ok no post is complete without a Pyrex pic.
 This pattern is unofficially called 'Eyes'. Nothing is known about it; and it doesn't even have the Pyrex stamp on the bottom. It is thought to have been made only in 2 sizes 403 (pictured here) and 401 (the smallest). I got this one from Ebay 2 years ago, quite reasonnable too, but right now I'm really looking for the smallest one. If you see one or you have one you don't want write me and we'll do business!

Have a great day!


Maureen said...

Even after you had a crappy day you still managed to make me laugh.

There are positive people (like you) and others who walk around someone pissed in their cornflakes. Nothing you can do about it so don't waste your energy.

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh man, Im sorry your day was bad, Dealing with the public is just awful.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Don't you just want to tell people to get over themselves! Well at least you have lovely cupcakes with coffee frosting. YUM@ and of course gorgeous Pyrex!

Mick said...

Aww sorry for the Crap-tastic day :( Heres a *Hug* for you!

Anonymous said...

Necessity is the mother of invention.......................................................................

Jabacue said...

Where do these days come from?
You can only do what you can do. And you are only a spoke in a very big wheel.

I'll keep an eye open for that 'pyrex' bowl....the small one.