Today my friends and I hung out because it was Ashlie’s birthday, and we had a conversation that went something like this:
Ashlie: It’s cold in here. Why is it so cold in here?
Anna: I’ve heard that restaurants keep things cold so that you’ll eat more to burn more calories to keep you warm.
Ashlie: Did you know that fast food places purposefully make the music loud so that customers will leave and they can usher people through faster?
Mandy: If you want to go to a place that’s nice and quiet you should go to Coldstone Creamery.
Me: I want to go to Coldstone sometime. I have lots of gift cards.
And by “lots” I meant two. One that someone gave me , and one that I found long ago while cleaning the school at the end of the year.
Mandy: Why don’t you use them?
Me: I just don’t get to Coldstone since the one in Albany shut down.
Anna: (Wistfully) I had a Coldstone gift card once. It was for, like, $20. But then I lost it.
Me: (Offhandedly) Oh, did you lose it at school?
Me: Really? I have it right here.
I reached into my wallet and pulled out the gift card.
Anna: What? But I lost it, like, four or five years ago.
Me: Yeah, I think it was about four or five years ago that I found it.
Anna: But you don’t understand. I looked and looked for it. I prayed and prayed about it. Even Chaz knows about it.
Chaz being her husband of less than a year.
Me: Well, here it is.
Anna: No, I can’t take it!
Me: What? Of course you can. It’s yours.
Anna: You have to blog about this.
So I took her advice.