So this past weekend was pretty nice here in the city. I got a chance to do alot of housework that I had been neglecting and I also got a chance to just relax from the long workweek.
**Warning deviation ahead**
I failed to mention to you all that when the teachers union renegotiated their contracts last year around the time of the preemptive strike, that I am SO glad didn't happen BTW, there was a clause in the new contract that would cause the pay schedule to be offset by one week...which in turn caused us to not get paid on our normal payday, instead we went 3 weeks without a paycheck, and just lemme tell you...waiting another 7 days for a paycheck IS not fun when you got mortgages and shit due!!...LOL
...so like I was saying, the weekend was good, I had time to relax and hang out with my god sister Ebonie. We were talking and just shooting the shit when I noticed her celly just kept on ringing. Each time it rings she looks at the phone in utter disgust and I ask her what's up...she looks at me and tells me this dude that she hung out with like twice keeps blowing her shit up....I also got introduced to a new word yesterday....
--Used to describe any and all persons that continuously call, text, email, or use any other form of communication to try to reach another person. This would include calling back repeatedly after messages have already been left. Term is usually used to describe what is now known as the new millennium "bug-a-boo", which was made so popular by the R & B group Destiny's Child.
...so I ask her what is up with dude and she begins to tell me she met dude a little while back and they talked on the phone a few times and decided to go see the fireworks at the Taste...ok that went well so they decide to go to dinner. Now lemme tell you one thing you all may not know....Edub is a diva...in every sense of the word...she truly believes in chivalry and the whole nine...basically you need to step your game up if you were a dude trying to holla...so anyway they decide to go to a nice spot downtown for dinner and drinks...making a long story short, when the check came he looks at the bill (which was only like $50 mind you) and got this look on his face like he didn't plan on coming up off that much change..lol So he pays the bill and leaves like a 5 dollar tip...hmmmmm
Customary tipping etiquette is 20% (Based on level of service of course)
.20 X $50.00= $10.00 tip
...so she looks at the tip and goes into HER purse to add another couple of dollars to the tip he left..
Now you all tell me, how fuggin' embarrassing is THAT SHIT....on a second date? Someone I am trying to get to know better?...has to help out on the tip?...Oh.My.God.....I would be so outdone that at the end of the date, I would have to delete her number out of sheer humiliation!!
Why ask someone out when you know your funds aren't right? Or if you do, just suggest some inexpensive shit, or better yet, some FREE shit. Hell its the summertime in Chicago and there's lots of free shit to do that can save you from situations like that...but that's just me....
...and of course no weekend would be complete without a BBQ or two, so we hit up one that afternoon and during the course of a heated spades game the topic of sex came up. Now its 2005 folks and there are people STILL having unprotected sex with strangers....
I won't even comment on what was said at the table, just know that its REAL out here and I know it can be difficult and may not feel as good, but wrap it up or you may end up paying the price....
Happy Monday !!