(courtesy of facebook)
Not a good day. Not a bad day.
A weird day... for lots of reasons.
The man's check was not automatically deposited as it should have been.
But it arrived in the afternoon mail.
I learned from laura b. that today...
at 7-11 is free Slurpee day
from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
I immediately notified my family of the occasion.
We are long time "squishie" lovers!
Off I went to my nearest Slurpee provider.
The store was packed.
This impressed me because there were so many empty parking spaces.
A mob of high school aged young men occupied all the space
by the slurpee machine.
Most of the swarm had moved outside before I noticed
one bad buzzer...
who was filling his small cup,
crouching behind an end counter
(No small task as he was very tall.)
and drinking most of it...
then refilling it.
I did not take the little free cup.
It was 93 degrees in the shade and that much would not last
the entire trip home.
And I wanted to put half into the freezer
to use in the mixing of an adult beverage later this evening.
The people who owned the store had heavy accents.
I am assuming that they were Pakistani...
yet I could easily be wrong.
I'm not good at accents or how people look to give me a clue.
I tried to make conversation that was light...
a comment about how busy they were.
The woman never looked at my face, smiled
or said a single word.
She took my five dollar bill and then set my
change on the counter and walked away...
to yell at her partner.
Out in the car...
I phoned my favorite Chinese restaurant and ordered
chicken chow mien.
I always ask for the kind that has bean sprouts...
they have another type that has other things instead.
I picked it up and the nice lady with the heavy accent there
was friendly and talkative.
Her restaurant was totally empty.
I got home and turned on the air to cool my cave.
When I was cool enough to eat,
I opened the box and found that most of my
chow mien was bean sprouts!
I'm guessing that with the language barrier
between us that she thought I wanted
extra bean sprouts.
It was very tasty that way.
That's the way my day has gone.
I am hoping that tomorrow is a bit more regular.
But you never know.
if this is as bad as tomorrow gets...
I'm getting off lucky.