Saturday, October 3, 2009

My Weekend Vibe : It's A Lovely Day Outside

I’m getting ready to watch LSU play Georgia and I wondering how many ways the announcers will work Tim Tebow’s name into this game even though he’s not playing. My football Saturday started with a crisis as a realized that my coffee pot had a crack in it and I needed to get another one. Luckily Family Dollar was open at 7:00 AM and had one for a cheap price. I know Family Dollar and Dollar General aren’t the most high end stores but they seem to be some of the few companies willing to invest their money in the neighborhoods and open up stores for people to shop. They have my respect. Plus, if you go to the one near my house you can get the best bootlegg dvd's money can buy.

After I managed to resolve my coffee issues and have a few cups it was time to bring the little children to the zoo. It was a morning where everyone had thought provoking questions on their minds like…

“Why do people need keys?”
“Why do we have hair on our bodies?”
“Daddy, why did you call that guy in the red car a bad name because he was switching lanes every ten feet damn near causing an accident like he was going to get somewhere any faster than he already was?”

After I answered all of that I noticed that people were all over the city doing all kinds of outdoor activities and enjoying this beautiful weather. Then I felt like a loser because even though it looked like everyone was having a good time, all I wanted to do was get back home in time to bring my beer temperature to the proper game watching level. I felt so bad that I sent my cousin a text message to see how wrong I was. He informed me that not only was I wrong but I needed to buy an extra six beers so I won’t run out while watching the late West Coast games. We are both sad.

While I was in the supermarket buying my six pack and Italian sausage( I didn’t need the extra six because I bought some rum instead), the sister who checked me out in the 12 items or less line made my day because she was really happy to be working today. I haven’t had a shopping experience in the city like that in a long time. Usually the cashiers are either frowned up so bad it looks like they are being forced to work against their will or talking to one of their co-workers about something you really shouldn’t be listening to. I learned a long time ago that being miserable at your job all day does absolutely nothing to change whatever it is that have you so upset. After my brief and pleasant conversation with Shantell I decided to skip my planned stop at Wal Mart because I knew something or someone in there was going to destroy the good customer service vibe she just gave me. That crazy place is the reason I had to get up and get a coffee pot this morning.

I’m not going outside while this game is on but as a trade off I will open the blinds and let some of that sunshine in here.


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2 comments:

Jenny said...

I'd love to hear your answer to that second question about why people have hair on their bodies.

You have impressed me again by taking those kids to the zoo.

Stay strong. Everything you're doing is inspirational and great.

With love

Deb said...

Cliff, ditto on what Jenny said!

"Plus, if you go to the one near my house you can get the best bootlegg dvd's money can buy...( I didn’t need the extra six because I bought some rum instead)...because I knew something or someone in there was going to destroy the good customer service vibe she just gave me"

Boy you are too funny!! :-)

I'm an old-old-head, so Bill Withers was refreshing! Hell, I've got that ALBUM!!

Glad you could recognize and enjoy those "Simple Things" today! Sunshine is invigorating, Man!!! Especially if you don't have to be out in it. If you do, that shit's just hot as hell(I've "picked" okra, okay!)! But, I could be wrong.