Yesterday was a day filled with good and bad situations, beginning with the pleasant people and ending with the worst.
Some we brief and others lasted a little longer. I talked with all walks of life because that is just me.
First I was at the post office and this was actually an over heard conversation.
Older man – I need this over night, what is the price?
Cashier – Twenty dollars.
Older man – whats next but cheaper?
Cashier – This one is Thirteen and you get insurance and tracking with two to three day delivery.
Older man – Okay I will take that, can you address this for me?
Cashier – No.
This usually is a nice lady and with the place being empty and I was being took care of by the other cashier, I found that rude. It would have taken her far less time than this older man. No I did not address this for him because I was late already and he was half way there by the time I was finished.
I passed by One of my elderly friend house and Tony seen something that was not right, a man standing in her yard so I turned around and went back.
She came from behind the garage walking toward her house with cane in hand and a face mask on because she was burning leaves.
Then I seen who the man was, I did know him but he is a little shady so when this elderly woman of 90 years old next month told me to come in and get my dishes ( sometimes I will cook her a meal and drop it off 🙂 I walked inside and she told me she felt sorry for the young man that his mother just found out she has lung cancer and asked him to work a little for money. I know this family and what is going on too. But I still warmed her not to let him in the house. She said she wouldn`t and told me that she did find someone new to mow her grass and he has his own equipment.
While I was inside Tony told this young man that we love this old lady and that he had better treat her right and not say anything out of the way to her 🙂
He said he would not ever do that.
See years ago this elderly lady told me where she hide a key and if she calls and needs to how to get in, or if she doesnt answer the door or phone and I know she is in there. I am the only one besides her sister that knows this.
When I went back to pick up my sister at Walmart she was by customer service and she yelled for me when she seen I was looking for her around the check out lines.
She was talking to the customer service woman about a rude employee.
You know the older women that set up sampling stations through out the grocery section to push products? It was one of those.
My sister walked up and many people was gathered around and she listened to the sales pitch, then she asked for a sample because the lady had them laid out, it was thin slices of pizza, and this lady looked at my sister and told her very rudely ” you can go buy it at the bakery!” My sister said ” that was so mean and rude that all those people just walked away, and she was so embarrassed .”
I told her to go to the car.
I walked over and NO one was there and slices of pizza were displayed across her working station. I said ” Ah, Pizza! And she gave me the sales pitch and added we sell them in the bakery section”, but not rude at all. I said “thanks” and picked up the biggest slice and walked out the door with the slice of pizza.
Outside I told my sister ” here have your pizza and her name is Sue, call one eight hundred Walmart and report her behavior.”
My sister asked me ” did she give you this pizza?” I smiled and said to her ” No,I did not ask. I took it, it was a free sample wasn`t it?”
Next I had a little business to do while Tony was at the doctor. I talked to management of this one establishment and learned of a maybe change of hands and since they know I have experience running businesses in the past, and now rental houses, and dealing with different agencies to collect funds, I was offered a job, I said ” Yes” but its all a waiting game. He did throw some numbers at me and the rent on the place was awesome and the annul income sounded good to me. I told him that it is up to him but there needed to be some adjustments in his contract, I forgot to tell him that If it were me I would do this through an attorney, the contract and all. I did warn him of breach of contract, next week I will go back and tell this man that part, whether I take a job there or not.
Then I finished shopping , took my sister home and all hell had broken loose at one of the rental houses. You can read more about this :
Great American Dream – Another One Bites The Dust
At Publix in Oxford, Alabama.
Now I left out a few brief conversations , one was with my old doctor. I only stopped using him because the cost out of pocket. He is the ” hugging” doctor. He hugged me and my sister and Tony. What is funny he has never seen my sister, LOL.
Next I seen my new attorney in the parking lot, I asked how he was doing and he was sick and just got two shots and medication. He asked about me and I told him the doctor visit did not go well, he told me don`t go back! I had no intentions of doing so but I just nodded and wished him well.
At Dinner : Ocean Buffet, Anniston , Alabama
We were seated next to a lady that we have known most of out lives, she went to school where Tony did but she was much younger than he is, closer to my age, but she works as the accountant at the recycling center and she has rental houses.
So through dinner we had a delightful conversation.
Some days I talk to everyone, some days I see no one and talk less. How about you? ever happen to you?
By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry