An Hour In a Day

Thanks so much to everyone who participated last week. It was so much fun to spend in hour in each of your lives!


This week’s hour is brought to you by An Effort In Futility.

Friday, 5:08 p.m. I am dropping Miss L off to Gymnastics late because she didn’t pay attention to the time and came home late from her church activity. I’m a bit frustrated, but decide it’s all good.

5:15 I decide to stop by the store to pick up a Redbox movie I had reserved earlier even though one child is missing shoes.

5:21 I swipe my card only to be told that there is no reservation for me. So I check my phone for the confirmation email and confirm that I am at the right location, which I was.

5:30 After attempting to resolve the problem via my super cool phone while containting an uncontainable and screaming toddler, I give up and head home, knowing it will be faster and less frustrating on the computer.

5:40 In the house and calling Redbox, only to be told there is nothing to be done. The movie was reserved under the wrong card, I can’t transfer it and since I no longer have the card, I can’t get the movie.

5:45 I attempt to reserve the same movie at another location with no luck. It won’t let me since I have the movie reserved already. Oh, the irony. So I drive like a bat out of you-know-where to get to the location and hopefully rent the movie before someone else does.

This is all done so my son can have a late-over party for his friends.

5:52 I arrive at the new location only to find the movie no longer there. Of course.

5:59 I see another Redbox location on the way home and figure, why not? This time I send the boys with my card and tell them to find a movie. They return with a Muppets movie, which I later learn they have seen and are almost completely uninterested in watching.

6:08 We are sitting at a stoplight, almost home, tired, hungry and frustrated.

For the record, my son had a great time with his party and my hour spent attempting to rent the coveted movie was quickly forgotten.

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  1. Oh no stac… all that makes me tired just thinking about it… you poor thing!
    Well, what a good ma ma you are & I know they all had a blast!

  2. Ummm wow I thought I was a busy momma…yeah that pretty much exhausted me!
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  3. Sonora says:

    I’m glad his lateover was fun though! Redbox won’t even let me rent with them anymore which is so weird because I have bought several movies from them. They keep saying something is wrong with my account and I decided it is cheaper for me not to find out what it is so I can’t rent anymore. 🙂

  4. I must admit that I was really hoping you’d end up with the movie after all the effort you put forth! Glad the party was still a good time though!
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  5. Oh that is so frustrating! My husband gets worked up about the Redbox movies and that’s why I just never mess with it!
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