July 19, 2007


It's been a while since I last posted. To be honest, I don't post frequently anymore because I feel like my readership is down. Perhaps, I'm not a good writer. Either that or my family isn't that interested in what's going on with me or don't want to hear my rants. However, today, something happened that was worth reporting on.

No, it isn't that Andrew was standing in Panera when an old lady drove her car through the restaurant and hit nine people. Yes, this did happen today and, no, Andrew wasn't hurt.

It's not a lame update that I have a job and an apartment and feel, finally, moved in. It isn't about how we're adjusting to life in the Big City or how it's nice to be in a city that doesn't shuffle its homeless people off to somewhere else.

It's about a letter that I received from AG Edwards. This letter is priceless. It isn't priceless because it was documenting the move of funds from one account to another, in that respect, it is worthless (we already know, thanks guys). No, it's priceless for how it reads:

Home Phone: 847 - ***-****
Retired?: No
Occupation: Case Manager
Employer Name: Syke Temps

I'm still laughing. Can you imagine if Syke Temps actually existed? What would they specialize in?

"Well, we hired a temp for a little bit but he hasn't showed. Did you call the temp agency to ask about him?"

"No, I'll do that now." Dials. "Hello, this is Bill Crosby at WilPower, yeah, unhuh, unhuh, No, I'm 32, white, and was never on television. I was wondering, where's that temp we hired?"

"He'll be right over...
Syke! We never sent anyone!"

Posted by Mendon at July 19, 2007 6:24 PM

heeheehee! quite the entry. ;-)

What a story for Andrew, too!

Posted by: Mara at July 19, 2007 7:02 PM

Wow! I actually saw that story about the woman mistaking the Panera for a "drive-thru". Thank goodness your friend wasn't hurt! On a side note . . . I read all your blogs ... I enjoy the way you write! Just no real opportunity for me to respond. But don't stop writing!!

Posted by: Crys at July 20, 2007 8:56 AM

Some moments in life can bring blogger's block. Lot's of things are changing for you. People would like to hear about it!

Posted by: Andrew at July 20, 2007 9:08 AM

I love you and I love your posts and I don't quite get your jokes. But I love you and I love reading what you have to say. I was sort of hoping you would post about your Franklin encounter. I did comment on his blog about you. You and Kristen were mentioned. Sort of. At least, I recognized you.

Posted by: The Neglectful Mama at July 20, 2007 9:19 AM

Oh my goodness! I am SOOO curious about your Franklin encounter!! Do tell!

Posted by: Mara at July 20, 2007 2:36 PM

I saw that Kristen posted too! Right before me.

Posted by: Maman at July 20, 2007 3:01 PM

I read your blogs. Please keep writing. I like to know how you're doing.

Posted by: Charlene at July 21, 2007 12:39 AM

I read too! And if you don't tell me about your new appartment I'm not going to know any other way :)

Posted by: Helen at July 21, 2007 6:32 AM

Kristen has made a nice new post about our move here. It's even well written. You can read it at www.dornbrook.com/Blogs/Kristen
I'll post some more in the near future, thanks for the reassurance (oh, and Helen, I swear, Kristen and I will make it to the UK in the not to distant future!).

Posted by: Mendon at July 21, 2007 11:49 AM

Hi, Mensch!

See, but it's only a temporary Syke. They'll eventually send someone!

Syke! No we won't!

Posted by: Nathan at July 22, 2007 2:08 PM
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