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Friday, April 9, 2010

It's a small world after all ...

Sorry, I know you'll have that song stuck in your head all day but it really is a small world in RL. A friend who lives nearby started training for his new job recently and has been posting lots of updates on facebook about working in the fast food industry. He is a regional manager for a company which runs a bunch of different chains and so as part of the training he has been behind the counter, manning the fryer and flipping burgers.

Yesterday as I was madly trying to clean the house and get caught up on everything before we head south next week my Other Half called en route to deliver some boats in upstate NY. He was almost at the border when he realized he had forgotten his passport. Thank you 9/11 for making a passport mandatory when entering the USA. In the good old days we would just hop in the car with our driver's licenses or even once with just a university student card (must remember to post about road trips someday) and off we'd go to Burlington, Vermont on a Ben & Jerry's run. But those innocent days are no more. He had driven five hours only to have to turn back while I got in the car with his passport to meet him somewhere in the middle. I suggested that he could just put the boat in the St Lawrence River and row it across to the New York side but he didn't find that very helpful.

So we met along the side of the highway on the outskirts of the city and after I had handed over the documents, he had filled up with caffeine, off we went in opposite directions. But there is just something about spending six hours in the car that makes me crave fast food so I turned off into a Harvey's restaurant and went in to get something greasy and lo and behold who was behind the counter, hairnet and all? My friend. It took him a moment to recognize me and luckily it wasn't too busy so after I had stopped laughing and threatening to take a photo to post immediately on facebook we got caught up and off I went with a particularly tasty burger to get me through the ride home.

So that's my small world story told in a typically round about fashion. Have a great weekend and don't forget to join Midday Escapes for the -

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  1. Isn't that funny that you choose to stop at the place your friend is working? And a great way to break up the 6 hour drive!

  2. Happy Friday - Tagging you on FF !

    Follow me @ The3Bishops.blogspot.com

  3. Hey! I'm following you from Friday Follow! I love your blog name. I always have to remind myself that I'm blogging because I love to write and not because I want lots of people to read it. :)

  4. Glad I’m just reading this now because I HAVE started singing that song!

    As for your husband forgetting his passport and you meeting up with your friend – my mother would say that it was all meant to be. Mothers are so wise, aren’t they?

  5. I love your story! I have 3 boys too! Following you from the FF and so glad! & Yes I had to check out your blog because of the name. I thought... oh.. so that was a smart choice!:-) Have a great weekend!!!

  6. I'm your newest follower from FF. Can't wait to read more, stop by my blog sometime! Happy FF!


  7. following u from FF! Feel free to visit me here:
    Life Can't Wait and Up Now and What's Next

  8. So great to have all these new blogging friends. Welcome.

  9. And I'll try to get out to visit you all.

  10. I wish I could blog like no one was reading...if I did my mom would for sure kick my ass and I'm 38.
    Got to love a girl that also has 3 boys and is still living to blog about them.
    New follower here, happy FF, love meeting new blogging friends.

  11. It's a small world after all indeed! Wonderful story. What a nice way to start off my Saturday. I am so in love with the picture on your sidebar and your "if you're not embarassing your kids you're not trying hard enough." I truly think that is the sign of a great parent! And it looks like you are one great parent, and a hell of a lot of fun.

    It is a shame about that passport thing. Especially for you Canadians, what a violent bunch you are! :)

    Glad to be back by here, haven't caught up in a while.

    Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!
    Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

  12. Following from Friday Follow. I hope you'll come follow our story at www.amundsenhouseofchaos.com. Have a great weekend.

  13. Happy FF! Stopping by to say hello!

  14. Wow, you're so good to have driven all that way with the passport. I would have done the same, but your hubby is lucky - I think I would have given my husband an earful.

    But then it would have all been better after the burger!

    Cute story!


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