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I had two rather unexpected things happen to me. One was annoying, the other was not.

The annoying thing came first. The doorbell rang just after noon and I tiptoed over to see who it was. It was some guy, and he was waving at the peephole. I opened the door and he told me he was doing a contest with some girl or something, and it was to better his public speaking skills (as in speaking to strangers), and he was going to ask me a couple of questions, each of which gave him points. Being near campus, this sort of thing legitimately happens, I think. So I played along, answered his questions (he guessed I was 21 years old, heh) and then he pulled out his brochure full of magazine subscriptions. I said no, and he started telling me about how many points he'd get if I got two subscriptions, and how he wanted to go to Europe, and all that kind of thing. But I'd already finished thinking this was fun, so I said no again and shut the door. It makes me mad when people lie so that you'll listen to them. Oh well, at least I can still say no.

The second thing was a surprise telephone interview from the operations manager of a local company that I sent my resume to on the fourth. We talked for ten or fifteen minutes, and I told her about myself; and she sounded impressed despite her dragging the "I was fired" out of me. I tried really hard not to let her hear it though. :) She said "I hope you don't hear from anybody else before you hear from me in a couple of days!" so that made me feel good. Hopefully that means I get an in-person interview with her and the president of the company. We shall see.

Tomorrow I have a skills test to take for a credit union job. I have to go to Albany for it. And then I'm going to go to Costco to pick up my prescription and some boneless skinless chicken breast.

Do YOU go to Costco? If you do, what do you buy there usually?

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solteronita
Apr. 19th, 2005 12:27 am (UTC)
Someone did the same thing to me at U of O once. Except I was just walking down the street. And I was like, "Oh, you're just selling magazines. Tricky!" Or something like that. And then he asked if I had a boyfriend. Which I did at the time. Heh.
rivulet
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
And why would you want to date a guy who's tricky anyway? :D
shetwinkles
Apr. 19th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
I used to get tofu there, because it's REALLY cheap, but I don't really eat it much anymore. I also get Aveeno lotion because it's relatively cheap, compared to how much it is per bottle in stores. Otherwise, just random stuff. I got some cute cordouroy pants there. My glasses, too!
rivulet
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
I've never cooked with tofu before. I ought to try sometime. I like the fried tofu at thai restaurants. Mmm.
bellajellybean
Apr. 19th, 2005 12:34 am (UTC)
My grandma gets this diet cola pop that is made with splenda instead of aspertame for me. I forget what it's called since I'm currently out. The can is white with blue or red writing (i forget).
rivulet
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
I'll look for it! We drink too much pop, I think, but Splenda is better than aspartame. (Have you tried 7-Up Plus? It's got Splenda. It's good.)
bellajellybean
Apr. 19th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
I didn't know that 7-up plus had splenda. I knew that diet crush (orange & cream soda flavours) has splenda. 7 up needs to push that info a bit more!
rivulet
Apr. 19th, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC)
I need root beer with Splenda. Just imagine - almost guilt-free root beer floats!
leftofcenter
Apr. 19th, 2005 03:05 am (UTC)
I always buy the same thing:
2 bags of bananas
1 bag of apples
6 cans of orange juice
(things I buy regularly, but less often)
1 box of oatmeal
1 bottle of honey
1 block of cheese
rivulet
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC)
I could get cheese there, I suppose - I usually get it at Winco. What kind of cheese do you get?
leftofcenter
Apr. 20th, 2005 02:04 am (UTC)
I get Tillamook, either cheddar or pepper jack :)
rivulet
Apr. 20th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
I'm not sure I've had Tillamook pepper jack. But I love their sharp cheddar. Mmm. And the curds are fun too, but I don't think you can get those at Costco.
kimie
Apr. 19th, 2005 06:07 am (UTC)
I hate those damn magazine people!!! They apparently can't read "NO SOLICITING!!"
rivulet
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
I ought to put a sign on the door that says that. 'Cause it's not fun to have to sit through a spiel, especially when you don't know that it's a spiel until the end.
luckaduck
Apr. 19th, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)
Costco
I don't have a membership, but when I go with a friend I tend to just buy things it would be nice to have in large quantities. Like someone else said, there are certain luxury brands of things that are considerably less expensive when purchased in bulk. I think last time I went was in about December and I bought a tray of a dozen chocolate muffins for like $5. I have a pretty small appetite though, so I would always split them in half and eat one for breakfast and another as a snack. I gave some away to company as well. I would like to buy a case of a high-quality conditioner because I always seem to run out right before I'm about to treat myself to a deep conditioning treatment. Ooh, and Neutrogena face products are cheap there too.
rivulet
Apr. 19th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Costco
I like getting the muffins, they're good. Except last time I was there I got some that looked like apple (they don't tell you what they are on the wrapping) and they were banana. Bleck.
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