Friday, August 15, 2014

The tall and short of it.

My cousin and I have always been close.  Obviously, Jenny is a hair taller than me.  That's why in high school we shared a locker.  I had a locker next to her boyfriend and so we shared.  She could use the top shelf and I could use the bottom.  I could never use the top anyhow because I couldn't dig anything out of it if it got in there.

We took the girls to the Cleveland Zoo today.  I won't bore you with zoo photos.  There were a few interesting things:
1.  You could feed a giraffe a lettuce leaf for $2 each leaf.  I told my friend that I need to rethink my employment.  I said that I could probably make my salary in a few days at the zoo.
2.  A lady decided to jump one of the common green space fences to lay a blanket out and to change her child in the middle of EVERYONE.  She was about 20' from a bathroom with a changing table.  I know because I just used the loo with my cousin's daughter.
3.  There were some interesting clothing choices.
4.  It was 70 during what is normally the dog days of August and yes, I wore the coat all day.  I still have it on.
5.  I talked Jenny into working the zoo backwards and I think that was a good thing.
6.  We had a delightful picnic at the table right in front of our car.
7.  They need bigger bathrooms.
8.  The critters seemed happy.  There was even a bunny snacking on grass in the flamingo enclosure.
9.  Happily, we skipped construction traffic.  We weren't certain of our success until we got almost all of the way home.
10.  We didn't enter one gift shop.
11.  We didn't purchase one food product, though I did see a woman who had her child lose control of his hot dog while shedding his bun.  She paid $4.50 for it and went back and asked for a replacement.  I was stunned that they gave her one.
12.  We didn't run into rude people.
13.  Our kiddos were good.  :)

We had a great day!


Rach said...

Merely a hair taller, my friend. :oP

I'm glad to hear the zoo trip was lovely.

I'm shocked by the hotdog. Seriously?

And the diaper. What goes through people's heads?? There was a story on the other day about a family being kicked out of a restaurant because they changed the kid ON THE TABLE(!) and apparently there was some outrage from that family. What?!?


ChupieandJ'smama (Janeen) said...

Glad you had a nice time! I love CLE zoo :)

Hmmm to the hot dog. $4.50 for a hot dog?? We either bring food or bring some stuff and supplement with Mcd's over by the lions.

And the diaper? Ye gads. Who does that?? They do have a changing station. And to Rach's comment about the people in the restaurant, they should be black listed from all restaurants... forever. I once had to change little M on the counter of a bathroom and felt skeevy about that. I prayed no one walked in but the floor was nasty evil and I had no where else. If I'm close to my car, I'll just go there and change him. Like at Taekwondo: No changing station so the car becomes the changing station. I think people have lost their minds now a days.