Can’t serve ya!

Seriously the above is not a statement of what this post will be about. Although I suppose if you ask the customer I did provide her with bad service.

Let me set the picture for you: Southern Manitoba, the last few patches of snow are finally melting. Save for the snow hill which is now a dirty pile of sludge that is slowly evaporating beside the apartment. Everyone has been bundled up in jackets and scarfs and toques right up until last week. Friday to be exact. Today is absolutely gorgeous. I was able to sleep with my window open last night. First time of the year.

Now this is my story:

When I left for work this morning, the sun was shining. There was a light breeze tousling my hair as I locked the door and walked to my car. I was already feeling warm in my sweater but work can sometimes be very cold so I left it on.

Arriving at work, I walked across the parking lot humming to myself. It is gorgeous out. No doubt about it. Checked my phone it is 15 degrees (59 F). It is a glorious day.

I am in the express check out. Put through a few customers all of whom are in a good mood when up she comes. We chit chat about things and I ask how she is liking the weather outside? Imagine my shock and consternation when she tells me that it is already too hot for her. Without thinking this is what shot out of my mouth:

“I am very sorry m’aam, but I won’t be able to serve you.”

She is staring at me as if I am serious and I burst out into peals of laughter. I reassured her that I was not about to send her off to another till. That I was teasing. Finished with her order, loaded it into her cart and sent her off on her way.

And than spent the rest of my day reassuring myself that not everyone was crazy by asking how they were enjoying the weather outside. To which all responded that it was beautiful and other than the wind (which had picked up and was blowing from the north) it was a great day.

March winds have become the end of April winds. Which means that we are about a month behind in seasons here in Manitoba. Mother Nature really needs to get her act together. 🙂

The Lovely Blogger Award

Thank you Kranti over at Sparklingthoughts  for nominating me for the Lovely Blogger Award.


  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  • Share seven things about yourself.
  • Nominate 7 other bloggers and inform them.

Seven Things about me:

1) I love coffee. Without it I am inhuman.

2) I am an avid reader and suffer from a fear that I will run out of material to read. Because of that, I have over 2000 books on my Kindle.

3) I love walking.

4) For too many years I have put everyone else first. Husband (ex) Work Friends and now have decided that it is time for me to be first.

5) I often joke that I have a broom and am not afraid to use it. This is not a joke. (He he he)

6) My brother and I always joke around (much to mom’s dismay) that we would have each other’s back up to 12 murders. However once the 13th is committed, that is it we are on our own because now one is a serial killer.

7) Every so often I get the smell of Ben Gay around me, it is a scent that I associate with my grandfather who passed in 1992. I always say hello because I am sure that it is him, coming to check on his favorite granddaughter. (LOL there are 3 of us for all I know he is checking on all of us.)

I am suppose to nominate 7 other bloggers however there are so many of you that I would love to know fun facts about that I would like anyone who feels like it to join in. All I ask is to please link me to it so I can make sure to read your post.

Have an awesome Monday evening/Tuesday morning depending where you are in this wonderful world of ours. (And no I have not been kidnapped and replaced with an alien being today was an awesome day.)

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