Nuclear Missile Launch Codes

Yeah, I’ve had that in my head all day, for no good reason, so I thought it’d be a blog title.

Two days ago my Dad was asked by head office to do a stocktake in a store about 6 hours drive away. To get out of having to do it, he decided to take holidays. This will be the first extended time away from the store since they got here a year and some many months ago.

When my parents decide to do something they like to do it fast, so last night I found both of them here in my office room, where they (actually I, with their supervision) managed to get some frequent flyer tickets. That was the quick and easy part, it turns out. The longer part was finding accommodation. After one hour, I was beginning to crack under the pressure of trying to find something reasonably priced with air conditioning. My Mum was lying on the floor trying not to fall asleep, and Dad was at my shoulder, pointing, reading, and complaining that I scroll too fast for him and that things he wanted to read kept vanishing off the screen. I believe it was another half hour of hell before I found something but I can’t be sure, I blocked a lot of it out.. then the computer would not book, and I freaked out and had a meltdown. The Other Half had to come in and save the day.

They leave on Thursday for 6 nights. I am hoping I can talk the other half into driving them down there, and we can visit… the place I love and adore… actually two places I love and adore.. Lone Star, and Ikea. I might finally manage to drag my Mother into Ikea after at least six months of trying to get her to go there. If I achieve this feat I can truly be known as a miracle worker. She won’t have anything to do all day while Dad has a business meeting, so there’s a good chance I can swing it.. ;) It will cost them a mint to put the car into long term parking. They can catch the shuttle bus back here when they get back. All signs point to YES. And now she’s seen the catalog, she actually *wants* to go there.. yay!

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3 thoughts on “Nuclear Missile Launch Codes

  1. I know where you’re coming from with the “you’re reading too fast” complaints. My mother does that to me if I’m showing her something to read on screen. Either that or she’ll have the mouse and take forever to get through something. ;)

  2. I have to say I’m a little disappointed. This post title really raised my expectations.

    I am kidding of course. My expectations – always high – are well-met by your posts, and this one is no exception. Hope you manage the Lone Star and Ikea visits!

    …Are you sure you don’t have any launch co– erm. Never mind.
    ;-)

  3. I know the ‘fighting over the mouse’ feeling well – LOL! And when you try to hold back patiently, and say “close this box first before you can do that,” there’s a long, dithery pause…

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