April 11th, 2001



What the hell... Eminem was sentenced today for carrying a concealed weapon, blah blah. This is the quote for the reuters story, "Sharon Stempleski, 29, said she took her 15-year-old daughter Stephanie out of school for the court appearance."

I can't think of a worse role model for kids! Why the hell would you take you kid out of school to go see someone get convicted!?! What is this world coming to?

Old People

So we just went over to Thriftway real quick to pickup some stuff for the office. I got in a short line, only one person ahead of me, too bad she was 85! She starts to write a check for her food but her daughter cuts her off, "No no mom, use your oregon trail card." So she fishes in her purse and pulls out her food stamp card. Takes her like 7 swipes to get it right, even with the cashiers help. Then she can't remember the pin number, so her daughter has to jump in. The finally get the pin number entered, and it takes a whopping $10 off her total. So she has to rewrite the damn check, which in her old lady handwriting takes for ever. Then she gets stalled at the date, so the cashier helps her out "April 11th," which she has to repeat about 10 times. Grrrrrrrrrrrr... damn old people!

Then to top it all off I almost got hit by an old lady edging her around this corner. She must have been like 4 feet tall, she could barely see over the steering wheel. The really should make old people retake their drivers tests, some of them shouldn't be on the damn road!

Stupid governments

Dear Mr. Minister:

On behalf of the United States government, I now outline steps to resolve this issue.

Both President Bush and Secretary of State Powell have expressed their sincere regret over your missing pilot and aircraft. Please convey to the Chinese people and to the family of pilot Wang Wei that we are very sorry for their loss.

Although the full picture of what transpired is still unclear, according to our information, our severely crippled aircraft made an emergency landing after following international emergency procedures. We are very sorry the entering of China's airspace and the landing did not have verbal clearance, but very pleased the crew landed safely. We appreciate China's efforts to see to the well-being of our crew.

In view of the tragic incident and based on my discussions with your representative, we have agreed to the following actions:

Both sides agree to hold a meeting to discuss the incident. My government understands and expects that our aircrew will be permitted to depart China as soon as possible.

The meeting would start April 18, 2001.

The meeting agenda would include discussion of the causes of the incident, possible recommendations whereby such collisions could be avoided in the future, development of a plan for prompt return of the EP-3 aircraft, and other related issues. We acknowledge your government's intention to raise U.S. reconnaissance missions near China in the meeting.


Joseph W. Prueher

Older People

Is there a rule somewhere that says if you're over 40 taking college classes you have to ask a lot of questions, or think you're a lot funnier than you really are.

Postal Service

Ok that older annoying guy I mentioned in the previous entry just said he works for the postal service. He recommended that everyone fill out "business reply mail" just for the heck of it. Leave it blank and just mail it, because the post office charges $.77 to mail those. Hahahah I'm totally sticking it to all those credit card companies that won't leave me alone. :)