We’re in real trouble

11/28/2008 at 6:38 pm (people)

So the rumor goes that this morning at Wal-Mart there was a lady with the newest X-Box game system in her cart. And some guy comes by and grabs the thing out of her cart.

This intrepid lady — so the story goes — rears back and socks the guy. Who turns around and punches her right back.

This is over a video game system.

Can you imagine what it’ll be like if there’s ever a shortage of something that folks actually need to survive? I don’t want to.

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Neck ties

10/08/2008 at 8:12 am (people)

A co-worker was working clearance items yesterday while I was in the photo lab.

“Hey Nick, do you want to buy a tie?” She asked.

“Why would I want to buy a tie?”

“Cause they look nice.”

“I think they look rather odd. I mean, it’s a strip of fabric that you tie around your neck and let dangle down your front. Why would I want to wear that?”

“Cause everyone else wears them.”

“Which just makes them all the more odd to me. Nobody thinks they look nice. Everybody wears them because everybody else wears them and it’s the ‘expected’ thing to do.”

“But what if you get a job that requires it?”

“I won’t ever be getting a job that requires it.”

“You’re weird.”

“You’re just figuring that out?” :)

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Castor oil

09/30/2008 at 7:22 pm (people)

The other day an older lady came in the door while I was manning the front check out.

I heard her ask her companion if she would go and get her some castor oil.

And I thought, “Surely we don’t sell that!”

But sure enough, they came through my line she had a little bottle of castor oil.

She said that she was hoping for a bigger bottle, and I remarked that I was surprised we sold it at all.

“Most folks nowadays don’t go for these old time remedies,” I said.

She said she rubbed her joints with the oil, and claimed that it really helped her arthritis.

She said her doctor laughed at her when she told him about it, but became a convert after trying it himself.

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