(I had said I was going to start the book discussion on The Christian Atheist today, but I will wait until next Wednesday. There are so many things going on right now and a lot of people have been out of town, so maybe if I wait another week others will want to join in.)
I told y'all I am lucky if I only have one blonde episode a week. This is true, and I had one Monday which is the first for this week, but it is only Wednesday and I have a lot of places to go and things to do so I am sure I won't let myself down.
One of the worst things I do for my back is letting my purse get too heavy. It doesn't matter if I carry the smallest one I own or if I carry a big one, it is going to end up full. Most of the time, it is loose change in the bottom that adds the extra weight to it. Sometimes, just because I am lazy, I will just put that purse away and grab another one. At some point in time, I have to get rid of all that change. I love those CoinStar machines at the grocery store. Remember how we used to have to roll change? I would get to the end, somebody would say something and I would have to start all over again.
Well, I had three little baggies of change and I took it Monday to cash it in with one of the machines. I get to the store, and get my buggy just fine, I did get the last lysol wipe so I saved it for my hands after handling the change. Then, I roll my buggy into the door and there go my bags. Yep. Change goes everywhere. At least it was about 3:00 on a Monday at the store, but there were still enough people around to see it.
I just looked at it for a second and then bent down and started picking all the coins up. What else could I do? Just as I started, a girl came over and helped me. I was so embarrassed picking all of it up off the grocery store floor, so I didn't look up at the girl, but just kept thanking her for helping me. After a bit, I did look up. She looked maybe a little younger than me, it was hard to tell because she had on a baseball hat, and I was trying to just get all of it up. But, I kept thinking how nice it was for a total stranger to help me. I really appreciated it because as a germ-a-phobe I didn't like touching the grocery store floor. She pointed out that they weren't easy to get up, so we pretty much had to pick them up one by one. I was really thankful to this lady for helping me. So many times people are in a rush and won't lend a hand.
One of my biggest pet peeves is in the grocery store. Don't you hate it when you have been waiting in line and just as somebody gets behind you another lane opens up and they jump in front of you? Burns me up. Somebody should write a book on grocery store ettiquette, because a lot of people don't know it exists. Like those people who just leave their buggy in mid aisle with no intention of letting you through. OR, the people who act like you are in their way when there is clearly another way they can go to get to what they want. I'm sorry. I just spend about 90% of my life in the grocery store and things get to me.
I wanted to ask the lady her name, but I wanted to be thankful not creepy. I was just thinking she must be a really nice person and a really good friend to help a stranger out like that. Well, we finally got all of them picked up and I ran them through the machine.
After all that, it was only $39.00 and to be honest I would have given at least that not to have to be on the grocery store floor. But, my faith in people helping others out just because it is the right and nice thing to do was renewed and that is priceless!
|You've got Blonde|
|A man was in his front yard mowing grass when his attractive blonde neighbor came out of the house and went straight to the mailbox. She opened it then slammed it shut and stormed back into the house. A little later she came out of her house again, went to the mailbox and again opened it, and slammed it shut again. Angrily, back into the house she went. |
As the man was getting ready to edge the lawn, she came out again, marched to the mailbox, opened it and then slammed it closed harder than ever.
Puzzled by her actions the man asked her, “Is something wrong?”
To which she replied, “There certainly is!”
My stupid computer keeps saying, “You’ve got mail!”
I called my nephews, Timoth and Tyler, and told them this second joke. They were cracking me up they were laughing so hard!