So, had to share.
I stopped in the local JoAnn's, which had recently moved to a new location and took on a new look.
They've added a new feature to their fabric-cutting counter... A "Take a Number" stand.
I walk up to the counter. And, even though I was one of perhaps 3 customers in the entire store--and none were in sight of the counter--the lady told me I had to take a number.
Me: "You're kidding, right?"
Her: "No. We have to do that now."
Me (playing along): "Okay..."
Then, she walks to the new built-in microphone and picks it up as she flips a switch to the digital counter above her head.
Me: "Are you really going to call my number?"
Her: "Yes. The boss says we have to."
Her (in the microphone to the entire store): "Now serving Number 16."
And, I had to hand her my number.
I almost peed my pants laughing at how dumb the whole thing was. But, I think she felt embarrassed enough, so I bit my lip.
Whatever. Rules are rules.
Hey, if you're in Central Indiana next Wednesday, there's a cool food event going on at the Indiana Historical Society. Tickets are still available.
It's called "Zest and Zing" and they'll be featuring local foods and local chefs in a cook-off.
Here's the link if you're interested: Zest & Zing Info