I am giving my brain a rest and only having thoughts on Tuesdays.
Actually my thoughts are just random today and without a cohesive thread to connect A, B and C so the vague post title is appropriate.
A. What are businesses thinking when they don't have their street address and business name prominently displayed? I was alone in the car yesterday, trying to find a store in an unfamiliar town, looking for an address like "123 Main". The street was marked only with the state highway number but I am confident that M-29 was "Main" in this town. None of the businesses had a visible street address. Not one!
I pulled into a shopping plaza thinking the store was in there. No sign of the store and no addresses on the doors of the shops. I pulled up their website on my phone with the intention of calling them, but by then I had an attitude and figured they didn't want new customers bad enough to make it easy on us, so forget it.
I appreciate businesses that include helpful directions, such as "on the corner of Main and Third" or "across from the library" or park, etc, something that isn't likely to change and can be considered a landmark.
B. How are you feeling about the new characters on TV shows? (I didn't say my random thoughts were going to be deep ones) I don't like the new boss on Castle or perhaps I should say that I don't find her a necessary addition to the cast so far. A woman asking to be called "sir" seems ridiculous to me. I still love the show though.
What do you think about the new boss on The Mentalist? The writers did more in one episode to introduce him and arouse my interest than the writers of Castle. I'm interested to see how he works out. He seems awfully young. Was I ever that young?
Has Harry's Law made a mistake with their changes? The show went from two lawyers struggling to find clients while sharing space in a shoe store to being a firm over the shoe store between seasons. I still watch it, but I miss the feel of the old space and the two cast members who have been dropped.
C. I finished the scarf that I wrote about here but not without some angst. Three quarters of the way through the skein I discovered that it wasn't one solid length of yarn but two. The yarn hides the join well but I need to go back and take some stitches for my peace of mind so that it won't unravel. In looking online for suggestions on how to join this, I found that a few others had the same experience. I also discovered that the same yarn could be ordered much cheaper online, even with shipping and handling costs, than what my local yarn store charged. I do believe in supporting local businesses, but when you can get the same thing for less than half price online even after a class discount, that is too much of a markup.