By MaryEllen Tribby
Last week-end before a business trip I stopped in at my local Walgreens to pick up some basic toiletries – you know some hairspray and toothpaste. While waiting in line to pay, a woman rushed in and interrupted the young cashier and asked her where the baby wipes were.
But it wasn’t a pleasant “excuse me miss, can you please tell me which isle the baby wipes are on?” Instead, it was a frantic, almost angry “WHERE ARE THE BABY WIPES!” Once the cashier answered her question, the women noticed everyone looking at her.
Instead of just walking over to isle 8 for the wipes – she shouted at all of us in line “I have a one year old at home and I work 60 hours a week!” And proceeded to storm out of the store without the wipes! As if she was saying as a working mom, I have an excuse to be rude, stressed and now wipeless.
To me it just doesn’t make sense. There are just too many ways to make more money and work less. You just need to know where to look and who to trust.
So in honor of this wipeless working mom whom I met only in passing. I have created a top 10 list of actions that will show you if you are working too much and too hard.
The Top Ten Ways to Tell If You Are Working Too Much
1) Your kids text you from the next room to ask
2) Your roots are down to your ears
3) You think Justin Bieber is part of the family that moved in next door
4) Wearing sweat pants is dressed up for you
5) The things floating in the fish tank for the last two weeks ARE the fish
6) You call your Mac sweetie
7) For your last “girls night” out, shoulder pads were in style
8) You consider spending holidays with your customer service rep instead of your in-laws
9) You just opened a “back to school” notice
10) The kids in the Vampire movies look healthier than you
Answer me honestly; right now how many of the top ten items can you relate to?
Frankly, if you remotely recognize yourself in just one or two of these actions, it would behoove you to watch this special presentation RIGHT NOW!
Don’t be the crazy, stressed out working mom that your kid’s teachers, friend’s parents’ and customers in your local pharmacy are talking about. Watch this presentation now!