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RedBox Etiquette Rules

The RedBox line was long and unusually slow tonight. (Ok, so I had my two sons wait fall in line, while I waited inside the car for my turn. And cursed my husband’s distrust of Netflix) Here are some RedBox etiquette rules I’d like to propose:

  1. You should come to the RedBox with a movie, or two, in mind. Touch screen browsing through every single available title should only be done if NO ONE is waiting in line.
  2. Available titles are displayed on the board. Already in line? This would be a good time to scan new movies.
  3. Form a line at a respectable distance behind whoever is using the screen. Three feet and a little to the right is sufficient. Don’t you hate it when you can feel their gaze and breathe on the back of your neck?
  4. Have your credit card ready for check-out. There is no reason we should have to watch you fumble for your purse, or pat your back pockets.
  5. Don’t cut in line with the pretense of a return. Unless you are returning a recently released title, then announce it—someone may want it tonight.
  6. The driver of a car, with engine running, parked in front of the box is next in line. This is considered the default, especially if it’s raining, or below zero.
  7. If you don’t see your title after browsing in the new arrivals section, don’t bother using the alphabetical listing. It’s just gone.
  8. RESERVE YOUR TITLES ONLINE, PEOPLE!!

Add a comment March 13, 2011

Save the Pink Bathrooms!

Surfing the net, my husband found this site: http://savethepinkbathrooms.com

Cue the music—and if this blog had audio, you would be hearing angels singing right now, playing the dulcimer, and doing jazz hands all at the same time, because….

My mom and dad have a pink bathroom in their house.

My parents’ pink bathroom—wait let me clarify—my mom’s bathroom (because I’m sure dad did not have a say in this matter) is wall to wall to ceiling to floor pink. Toilet, tub, marble sink, wall paper, rugs, curtains, accessories—all pink. It even smells pink in there, thanks to the Bath and Body Works tropical liquid hand soap. Once upon a time, you could purchase tinted toilet paper, and yes, mom always had a pink roll ready for the wiping. This is important: there is also a coordinating pink tabo aka “filipino bidet”. What can I say, the woman loves her pink, and many consider it her signature color.

Our family house was built in the late 1970s, and the pink bathroom was a hit. Visiting relatives cooed over it; some even took pictures. The bathroom is still in pretty good condition, but a little dated. However, no one would ever suggest the dreaded R word—redecorate. Last week, I snuck a camera into the bathroom, and took pictures. As proof of its existence. My pictures are not high quality, but hey, I had to snap on the sly, and quick, while my mom inquired from the other side of the door, “Boots! Boooots! What are you doing in there?!”

 I secretly….like it. So, I was tickled to find out there was a legion of pink bathroom lovers out there. Many of whom are trying their best to refurbish worn tiles and fixtures. Let me tell you, you’re not going to find this style of tile at the local Home Depot.

I can’t wait to tell mom she’s not alone in her pinkness. Hey, did I tell you she also has a pink living room, with matching dining?

Add a comment March 10, 2011

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