Margaret and Mary Tudor, princesses and later Dowager Queens, the daughters of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, the sisters of Henry VIII. Born nearly a decade apart, the two knew little of each other after Margaret departed to Scotland, yet shared the same passionate and self-possessed nature, choosing their own mates to the scandal and scorn of others.
Starting book #19 for 2017! Maybe I WILL make it to 100 this year! (To be fair, I’m still working on Dark Money and some of the books on this list are short.)
My gym friends decided last week that we need to start our own bimonthly gym friends book club (most of us are in other book clubs and/or have crazy busy lives). Our first book is The Vegetarian. We’ll meet for discussions at our regular post-gym happy hour spot! Love it! I am so crazy fortunate to have so many reader friends!
Also, the husband is going to make me a Little Free Library of my own for Valentine’s Day!!! He’s actually making two because one of my friends is an artist and she said if he makes her one then she will paint mine for me!! Win!!! The husband is insanely perfectionistic, so I doubt it will be ready by Tuesday, but I don’t care–I’m THRILLED!!!!!! That man. He’s my favorite! 😍 I LOVE sharing books and if my LFL brings any joy to anyone even close to the amount the one in my neighborhood that I love brings me, it’ll be the best thing ever!
Our office had a happy hour and I ended up at my supervisors apartment. We got high and started to cuddle. While we were laying down, he said "I don't want to be a jerk and lead you on but I'm not into guys" he then started to rub my back and kept saying, "this is nice though, this is really nice." So I come into work and he's not here today... prior to this we've never really interacted at work, minus a few casual exchanges of hello and goodbye. Should I stay in my own lane and brush it off?
Yeah, if I were you I’d stay the hell away from that.
1. Workplace stuff is usually not a good idea.
2. He’s already admitted he’s not into guys so that’ll just lead to a whole load of other problems
TalesFromYourServer: Wrong amount on bill--help with this situation?
Hi lovely servers. I am wondering if you all can help me figure out a situation where I wasn’t sure who was “in the wrong.”
A few weeks ago I went out with a group of five friends for dinner. We had a reservation, and agreed that only one credit card would be used to make it easy on the server, and we would pay the person back later. We enjoyed our dinner and got the bill. We had arrived at the tail end of happy hour, so we figured some of our items fell in happy hour price territory. My friend who was putting the meal on her credit card just glanced at the bill before she handed her card to the waiter, and the slip amount was around $150. We didn’t think too much of it because we figured we got happy hour prices on many of our items. We all continued chatting while we waited for the receipt.
When we got the receipt back, my friend immediately noticed that the waiter had charged us $220. Confused, she asked him back and they had the following exchange (F for friend, W for waiter):
F: Excuse me, I think you overcharged my card. This isn’t the amount on the original receipt.
W: Yeah, I gave you the wrong receipt, I mixed it up with another table’s. I charged you for the actual amount you owe.
F: …This is quite a bit more than I thought I was paying.
W: Well, obviously you owed more than the other bill said with what you ordered. It was a simple mix-up. This is what you owe.
The waiter had already run the friend’s card for the $220. We were extremely put off. Of course we were happy to pay what we owed, but in our opinion the waiter should have come back when he realized his mistake, prior to running the card, to notify us of the correct amount. I also felt an apology would have been appropriate given that it was his mistake. On the other hand, we could have spent more time examining the receipt for accuracy (we were going for ice cream after and had planned to figure out who owed what after that, so we hadn’t planned on divvying it all up while still at the restaurant). Am I correct that he was unnecessarily rude and unprofessional, or is this on us?