News for August 9th, 2007

Now get off my lawn!  I am getting old and there is no denying it.  Now I am all grumpy that people don't know how to count change.  Soon I will be lecturing people about personal hygiene and who they voted for...three elections ago.  Ah well, I remember when I was a kid...

In other news, we saw the Harry Potter movie, and it was just like all the others, except (here it comes) darker.  That or cataracts are forming in my eyes.  Also, we saw The Simpson's  movie.  It was par for the TV show, so if you like one you will like the other.  I don't feel like writing a review since it is so overdone.  Besides, if you were prone to seeing one or the other, you went to see it all ready.

This weekend we are off to our own private Idaho, for a wedding.  Catch ya later!

So, wanna hear something crazy? I actually got a resume from a reader! I passed it on to my boss (the one doing the hiring) Good luck to ya!

Work is calming down again though I'm sure it's gonna pick back up and seem crazy before too long. Oh, and thanks to KRO-GAR Innocence is level 49 now. So, close to winning City of Heroes! I don't know what I'm gonna do with myself then - maybe get to work more on my digital art.

Ninja sent me this check out the finger paint artist - Ninja Turtles! See ya Thursday!


Comic number- 218
Panels - 4
Toons in comic - 1
Creation time - two- ish hours
Layers - 35
Number of things that can't be done in game - 2
Time script has been in the hopper - 77 days


Script for August 9th, 2007

Super Curmudgeon:  Is the thing on?

Super Curmudgeon:  Well how would I know?

Super Curmudgeon:  What "red light?" Oh.

Super Curmudgeon:  Should I start?

Super Curmudgeon:  Fine.

Super Curmudgeon:  This is the first of several public service announcements.

Super Curmudgeon:  Since the cash register was replaced by the "Point of Sale" machine, cashiers have become more inconsiderate and ignorant. Why is it that nobody seems to know how to count back change? You want to know why the cash drawer is always short. It's because you don't know how to count back change. You accidentally hit the wrong number for "money tendered" and suddenly it's like a third grader trying to do calculus. If the charge is $14.82 and I give you a $20, this should not take a Cray calculator to figure out.

Super Curmudgeon:  Ok, so the machine tells you exactly what to give back as change, this does not mean you should start throwing the cash around on the counter and telling us to "have a nice day." I might have a nice day if you hadn't caused me to drop the change and receipt on the floor.

Super Curmudgeon:  Back when cashiers could count back money, they always put the change in your hand first. Now you announce $5.18 and throw it at me. I may have super powers, but with the exception of a certain spider guy, folks can't make slippery change stick to the receipt and hold it there. So here is the rule of thumb for handing back payment items: Change, Paper, Plastic. This includes receipts as paper and club cards as plastic. Put this stuff on the counter and which one do you pick up first?

Super Curmudgeon:  Being a cashier is a lost art, but you can follow the spirit of it by following that rule. Thanks for your time. Next time, try taking that iPod off your head and pretend to listen.