I had to make a trip to the grocery store today. Generally an uneventful visit, except today of course. (1) Even though we are out in the middle of nowhere, our grocery stores are technologically advanced enough to actually have those nifty moving belts. You know, the ones where we load our groceries onto it so that cashier can scan and bag the groceries for us at the other end. So I dumped my stuff on the belt, and noticed a handwritten note taped up next to the register that read:
"Please do not put money on the belt."
Seriously? You actually have to spell out for people that the belt that hauls the groceries from one end to the other will EAT something as NON bulky as their money?? Needless to say I ended up laughing hysterically (2) while the cashier looked at me like I had started talking to her in backwards pig-latin!!! When I explained I was laughing at the note, it was all she could do to be a good and sober employee and not join me in my hysterics. We proceeded to spend the next couple of minutes talking about the stupidity of people. (3) In doing so, we couldn't avoid the need to share our grief over Common Sense.
If you didn't know C.S. please read this. It's an oldie but a goodie, and it's definitely worth the read. (4)
(1) - Or, really, why I would I be boring you with the tale now? =)
(2) - In fact, I laughed so hard I almost actually snorted out loud. =-o
(3) - In the code of good service employees that can talk about idiot customers so that management can't tell you are insulting idiot customers in front of them.
(4) - Thank you Ms Lori Borgman for a fantastic tribute to someone so loved and yet so under used, and undervalued!
PS - I am going to be working on finishing the setup of my other blog and maybe get a couple of posts up this weekend. This one is going to be a little more serious and is going to be more a chronicle of my paranormal / metaphysical/spiritual adventures. The husband him and I have interesting experiences around the house that we can't find explanations for so it will cover those as well as my spiritual development of trying to become a medium. I am sure there will be other things that I think of writing there, but that is the core plan at the moment. =) If anyone is interested in following the new blog, post me a comment to let you know the URL through facebook. Or, if we aren't friends on facebook, leave your email address so I can send you an email. Comments on this blog are moderated so I promise not to post the comments with your email addresses.