Thanksgiving FeastYesterday was an odd day. First, we had icy conditions and a little snow so I opted to work from home and see if I could leave later when the roads weren't so dangerous. We had a lunch meeting and I hoped to attend. I kept hoping my boss would cancel the meeting so I wouldn't have to deal with the icy side streets but he wrote "see you around lunchtime" so I took that as "come on in". I started early due to the bad roads and missed my boss calling to tell me NOT to come in. Oh, well, at least he fed me lunch when I got there. :)
So, ate lunch with some co-workers since the meeting got cancelled. Barely got back from that only to go into training until I left for the day. Packed up and headed to Milgard to choose a patio door for the house. Traffic was gratefully light so I got close to home with time to spare. I decided I would use that extra time to go shopping at Fred Meyer's (our WalMart-type store).
Got in, got my purchases, headed to the register to make it to my appointment at 4 PM. I gave myself plenty of time at the register but we all know how that goes. The woman first in line wrote a check (barely see that these days) and there was some problem so we waited and waited. The woman in front of me seemed a little annoyed but she was nice to the cashier and went through quickly.
My turn. I mentioned a "born before '56" discount they are doing every Tuesday for the month of November & December. Of course that caused a problem--the code seemed to have vanished from her register. It is now 5 minutes before my appt. so I tell her to forget it. I can always go to customer service to get a credit if I want. She was very apologetic but I assured her I was neither annoyed nor concerned about it. I know how it feels on the OTHER side of the counter--you don't want to make the customers angry or annoyed but at times you can't avoid it.
Made it to my appointment, selected the door, headed out. I was SO close to the DEQ (station for air quality control for cars in OR) I used my Droid to find out if they were still open so I could get my license tabs before November ended. I've always used Black Friday for these trips since everyone else is shopping but this year OR tricked me and gave all the state workers a furlough day so no DEQ on Black Friday.
What, do you ask, does any of this have to do with Thanksgiving Feast? I'll bet you think it is because I was buying food for tomorrow's dinner. Wrong. I realized while I was waiting anxiously in line that everyone else around me was buying stuffing mix, turkeys, yams, potatoes. What did I have in my cart? Suet blocks and peanuts in the shell.
Yep--my Thanksgiving Feast was for the birds--squirrels invited too.