What with Covid etc I have quite a lot of extra time.
I spend much of that time thinking about my most wonderful traits.
I kinda think that on the top of that list and the thing that makes me a welcome guest and neighbor is my ability not only to not mind my own business but correct the person’s business that I’m minding.
Why just yesterday I walked 3 loooong avenues with a printer that I was returning to the UPS store.
Don’t worry it was in a shopping cart.
But that didn’t make me any less hot and cranky.
I get to the store.
There’s a short line inside that I properly join.
While I’m waiting I notice an old man with a walker standing outside.
A young man comes along and holds the door open for him.
The old man shakes his head so the young man starts to go in the UPS store.
The old man began to yell “What are you doing? I was here first”
The young man said “But I thought you weren’t going in”
The old man screamed “I was waiting for the store to be less crowded.”
I should note here that it is a small store and I have seen people waiting outside but there was plenty of room on that day.
The UPS shouts “Either come in or stay out but close the door”
So they both come in.
The old man keeps yelling at the young man and the young man keeps trying to placate him.
This is going on for way to long.
At this point I shout “Enough”
See? I made my little corner of the world a better place.
I just reread this and realized it’s beyond boring.
I was going to add a few more instances but they weren’t any better.
The time I threatened to kill a man if he said one more word to me in the bagel store when he told me I was in the wrong line because I was hurrying to pick up my father at the airport doesn’t really fit because that was my business.
I don’t know if I should put on my thinking cap or just end this with Debby.