So, I left work early to go run some errands so the rest of my week will be productive. Woo-hoo! Leaving at a reasonable time!! Woo-hoo!! (Sorry. It was very exciting.)
I needed a good jigsaw from Lloyd’s school (mine is basically a toy) and some more lumber, pipes and specialty L-brackets for the float. Three interesting things happened:
First, I was walking past an aisle and heard some one say, “Hey. Hey. HEY. EXCUSE ME. Can I get some ASSISTANCE please.” I looked back and there was a small, hard-livin’-looking (possibly drunk) lady who was very irritated that I was ignoring her. “Sorry. I don’t work here,” I answered. I kept going and she walked past me muttering something about how she just can’t get assistance. Mmmmm-hmmmm.
Second, There was a man checking out who was wearing an old, brown leather top hat. It was fascinating. I wouldn’t say he looked odd, and I wouldn’t say it made him look dashing, but it sure was interesting. Like an elderly, old-west Mad Hatter.
Third, the people ahead of me paid for their purchase with a wad of fifty-dollar bills, which my young checker checked over very painstakingly…. twice. I am great at being patient, though, and as it turned out, I looked over my cart and realized I needed one more pipe. I walked across the store and back….. and she was still checking the bills.