Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lines, lines everywhere lines

Scottie doodle greeting cards

I don’t do well with lines.  Lines are everywhere these days.  I go to the grocery store and I patiently wait behind 10 people-- most of them with kids screaming for candy.  My eyes dart around looking for a shorter line.  I wonder should I line jump, will it pay off? Just as I switch to a shorter line I realize my miscue as the cashier turns on the light for assistance. Guess I will never learn.

I go into a department store during lunch to exchange a garment thinking this will be a quick trip and till I hear those dreaded two words....

“Price check.”

I shrug and realize that my diet will not suffer today.

 I drive into the gas station and probably use a gallon of gas driving around looking for an open pump.

My favorite line (totally kidding of course) is the line at the drive-through window at the bank. I kick myself wondering why I didn’t make it before the walk in hours.  So I get behind a line of cars feeling much like the caboose in a very, very long train.

Now line boredom sets in with a vengeance.  I twiddle and fiddle.  I play with the check I am about to deposit.  Warning:  never fiddle with a check on the edge of your open car window. 

The check slips in so quickly, so easily and then…it’s gone, into the nether world of the car door. And look, I am next in line.  I pull up, and stare red-faced at the teller.

“Oops I forgot my deposit.” I lie, in a futile attempt to preserve my dignity.

Fortunately I am married to a very handy man.  He, of course, had to take the door off to retrieve the check.  He smiled and he didn’t say a thing.  He knows his Crystal.

Yes, it’s true.  I don’t do well with lines so I guess I’ll just stick to the lines that I actually enjoy…the ones applied to paper. 

If you would like to make a hand drawn Scottie dog note card like mine…hop on over to my other blog Make it Easy Crafts and follow the easy tutorial.


Heather said...

adorable cards!!!
i don't care for lines either....but, I am always in them!!!! have a great day my friend!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh how embarassing for you,, but it is funny, sorry, You do get yourself in some fixes,, that one is the tops!Glad your husband could rescue the check, hope tomorrow is better!
Lovely scotties, really nice, I like them!

Daniella said...

You are not the only one Crystal!! LOL!!
And your cards are beautiful!

peggy gatto said...

these are SOOOOOOOOOO good!!!!
Also, love your portrait of your husband. I always enjoy coming here!!!

Judy Adamson said...

I'm afraid your misfortune made me laugh so loud, I thought I might wake up the neighbours (who go to bed very early!). Sorry - but THANK YOU! Laughs are definitely good for our health :)

Betsy said...

Oh, that's a funny story! I hope this week your lines are short and sweet! :)

craftattack said...

Yes, things like that happen all the time! Valerie

maddyrose said...

I'm with you on this. I hate lines. What a waste of time. What really gets me steamed in the stores where there are at least a dozen lanes but only two cashiers and 30 customers waiting to pay for their purchases. I've had a twenty dollar bill blow out of an open car window never to be seen again but never one go into the door. You do know how to have a good time. :^)

Magic Love Crow said...

Crystal, you are so darn cute! LOL! I have never heard of anyone losing their check in the car door! Only you ;o) Have a great day!

Faye said...

Crystal, your scottie dog cards are so cute. Oh, I did laugh about the check going down the window slot. In my case I would have had to leave it there and hope no one would ever remove the door. Or either stopping the payment on the check, which does cost.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Too funny! It reminds me of when my daughter & her roommate from college went into one of the parking garages where you take a ticket. They lost it in the console between the seats & since there was no attendant (automated) they went & bought a ceramic knife & cut it apart to get the ticket! Don't think the girl's mom was too happy!!

I tried to comment on your other blog but it wouldn't work. That is a fun idea for a card-thanks for sharing it!

Cowgirl Red said...

Great story, Crystal. So funny. Your husband is a good sport. haha Terah

Julia Christie said...

Funny girl! I love this story and your upbeat take on some potentially frustrating situations! Your little scotties are ADORABLE!

Smiles and thanks for a smile from you after reading your post.

Kat W said...

Love the scottie dog cards! I have a friend who adores scotties including her own. I shall have to pop over to your tutorial for her next Birthday or before. Thanks for sharing :-)

I'm also completely fascinated by the idea of a drive-through bank. Who knew? Certainly not an English girl living in Cornwall. Lol.

Kat Xx

Christine Bennett said...

The Scotties are adorable!

Lines...oh dear. Don't get me started ;-) Have a good week Crystal!

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