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Just another November day…. NOT!

November 19, 2018

I apologize for this short vent, but today was not what I was prepared for. I got up early at 9:30, (hey for me that’s extra early), because I had some laundry to do before doing my regular food shopping…. but what I encountered was not a day of accomplishment but frustration.

Those of you out there who are on the ‘old’ side of being a senior citizen understand that getting up and going out the door are two very different things. It seems this was another thing our parents never mentioned about getting older in that there are a number of things that must be taken care of before we venture out our door. So when I say extra early that also means getting one’s body ready to be seen in public.

In any event arriving at the laundry the parking lot did seem a bit crowded but I have seen it worse however what I faced when I went in was that practically all the washers and most of the dryers were being used and more people were coming in the door behind me. Suffice it to say I decided rather quickly to abandon my desire to do the laundry today and instead get a jump on the supermarket shopping.

Pulling into my local Kroger (aka Fred Meyers) parking lot it seemed there were more cars than usual, but then again I did not have my coffee yet so it could just be a brain fart. However when I went inside I was greeted by maybe not a black Friday crowd but at the very least a weekend volume of shoppers.

Every isle once as wide open as the Texas plains was now closer to a New York subway at rush hour with carts piled high with Turkey and other holiday foods. Suffice it to say I grabbed my meager 21 items and got away from the crowd as if they were infected with Ebola.

….as I left the store
someone was heard to say
you should post signs at the door
warning old men like myself
that today would be a good day
to stay in bed!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. john w8wej permalink
    November 19, 2018 5:11 pm

    or, put up an antenna,,20/15/10 inverted vee makes sense to me 73 john

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    • November 20, 2018 1:40 pm

      Did put up an antenna when I first moved here, but didn’t take long before one of the neighbors came over complaining I was broadcasting over her TV soaps.

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  2. November 20, 2018 3:52 pm

    How absolutely annoying! I can’t like this, but am glad you survived. I absolutely detest crowds, small town Alaska kid!

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  3. Jon permalink
    November 22, 2018 9:51 am

    First of all, congrats on your year of being smoke-free!! Unfortunately weight gain is what often happens in these cases. But smoking control can lead to that same determination to change some eating habits & drop a few pounds at a time. ( I should talk, lol)
    We got our shopping out of the way a little at a time during the day. Not bad for us even living in the big cities.
    A Happy & Blessed Thanksgiving to all!!

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