Thursday, June 7, 2012

Like it's 1999

My plan was to get donuts for the kids today so I left about 45 minutes earlier (which isn't that big of a deal since my body has decided that 4:45 is the time it wants to wake up every single morning.  Have I turned into my dad?  Does this mean I'll start enjoying books about ancient sailing vessels?) and headed over to the donut place by my home.  They loaded up 4 dozen donuts and I swiped the work card and then the guy told me that they only take cash or debit.  Since paying with the card is easier than paying with my own card and being reimbursed I decided to try another place.  Except the next place only accepted cash or an ATM card.  Not a debit or check card. Just a card that will only work in ATMs.  Like this is 1999 or something.  So I headed over to a third donut place only to be told that they only accept cash - and there isn't a single ATM machine anywhere. 

Donut fail.

Further proof that this is 1999:  the third place happened to be right next door to the veterinary clinic I used to work at about 13 years ago.  The doctor would send me over every once in a while to buy us some donuts but I haven't even been in that shopping center since I left the place.  But when I walked in I was greeted by the woman behind the counter who said, "Hi!  It's been a while.  How have you been?"  And it dawned on me that it was the exact same woman who worked there back in the day. 

The real question is, how did she recognize me when I wasn't even wearing my very attractive animal print scrubs uniform.

4 comments:

Gina said...

You should have pulled out the checkbook. They take those in Utah, you know. And it's 1989 here. :)

Andrea said...

So crazy. Sounds like next time the kids are going to have to settle for grocery store donuts.

There is a gas station by me and for the past month the sign out front says "cash only". Seriously? Who in the world carries cash anymore, let alone enough to fill up a tank of gas. And who wants to leave their car and have to go all the way in to pay?

Rach said...

ATM cards? Who even has one of those anymore? Ridiculous! Maybe there's a donut guild that meets in dimly lit rooms late at night and plots ways to frustrate their customers. How else could three donut places fail you? Also, I remember the vet job. It was back when we used to email each other constantly. I'm glad you work elsewhere now.

Empress of Venus said...

Donuts are one of the reasons I rarely carry cash. Donuts and pedicures. And now I'm thinking of making a Both Of Those Things store...