Estimates and Lazy Dogs

Disclaimer: This post is from the archives, and may not represent the current views of the author. It also may not be at all interesting to read. Continue at your own peril!

I’m not sure what to write about today. Not much has happened at all. I dusted and vacuumed my room, and that’s about it. I also got a call from this place which is giving my dad a quote on a new counter and sink for the upstairs bathroom. The lady said something like this: “Could you please tell your dad that the quote will come to somewhere around $109…and 3 cents.” I wrote it down and said thank you, and then was like, Somewhere around? How is that an approximation? Did she shave off half a cent or something? I can’t stand when people do that. It’s like someone saying, “Oh, it’s approximately 5:04 PM.” Yeah, thanks for giving me that estimate, down to the exact minute. I could have used the seconds, though.

Anyways, I think that’s really all I can write about today. I haven’t done much of anything today, so I have nothing to talk about. And I can’t think right now, so I can’t talk about anything deep and profound. Hmm. Oh well. I guess I’ll just have to put this amazingly intricate sentence in to replace an intelligent one: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. Think about that for a while. You might glean some important information from it. You might also learn your alphabet.

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