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!

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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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Comments

  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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