Saturday, August 13, 2016
The card, the wait, the fun. Life is good.
Standing in line at the grocery store yesterday, the guy just ahead of us had picked up a card (Phone or gift card etc to purchase). The young girl at the register was having a tough time processing it and the line grew. Behind us were some kids, one a little fussy. Fortunately I purchased some gold dollars on our last trip to the bank. It is a hobby of mine to give these to kids.
I normally use an old standby of mine, a slight of hand trick to make it disappear and it magically appears in their ear, pocket or shoe. I always ask the parents if it is okay to show the kids a trick. It calmed the fussy kid and we had a lot of laughs as I gave out a few gold dollars. One grandma who had her grandchild there, ask me as we were leaving if the dollars were real, she had never seen one. The answer of course was “Yes, it is a hobby of mine.” She smiled and thanked me.
Oh yes and while I was putting on an impromptu show I saw a kid in another aisle watching, I invited him over to join the show.
Two ladies were waiting holding roasted chickens, I went back and dickered for the chickens for a picnic while we waited. We couldn't come to an agreement so we didn't eat chicken (LOL). The poor cashier could get no management over to fix the problem for a while, in the end she ended up re-scanning the entire buggy. But we had fun in line, we were all friends before we left and all was well. The customer apologized, the cashier apologized. All in all it ended up being fun.
I always feel sorry for a young cashier in those situations. This happened to us once using a Visa Gift card that would not take. We finally paid cash and left. The use of so many cards in our society has generated problems, but in the long run they have made life easier.
PS: I asked a banker if I could open a joint account. He said certainly, what other name do you want on the account. I said, it doesn’t matter, just so they have a lot of money.
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Contrast the land speedster and the Leon Bollee (french)