I worry that when the economy gets rolling again, the world will go back to their dirty economical tricks and blind financial dogma and not nuance their way to a solution where we can live with the environment and not against it.
Last week I was lined up at the hardware store. People were coming out of the store loaded with goodies. Some of them had helpers waiting for them outside so they could unload their haul and go inside to get more.
Then I said, to all the line-uppers behind me, “All I’m lining up for is to buy this.” I then reached into my pocket and pulled out a very tiny night-light lamp bulb.
The line-uppers did the chuckle wave until it got to the last person in the lineup who was having a getting-into-the-store dream dancing in her head.
For example, every Friday I buy a healthy Iced Cap at a local coffee shop. The staff has got to know me. They’ll often say, “Two Iced Caps, right?” before I even order.
The young female server brandished her fist at me and said, “You better not!”
A young server stepped to the counter and said, “Don’t you worry! We’ll look after you!”
When I got to the ordering picture place where you can see what you’ve ordered, so you can remember what you’ve ordered, I said, “One Iced Cap please.”
I said, “No, just one Iced Cap.”
The faceless voice, who obviously knew me, actually had the gall to question my order.
Well that shocked me and I quickly replied, “She doesn’t like them as well as I do.”
Am I too sensitive? Who knows?
However, remember I told you, in another blog, that the Co-op doesn’t take our returnable bottles anymore. Well, we’ve made a good thing out of that. We are using the bottles and filling them with clean spring water. It’s probably healthier.
Alas, she wasn’t there and I’ll have to order two for sure next Friday.