Two Witches and a Goof

Today has been one of those days.
I have been in a great mood all day long.
Pain level was down to about 2.
I took Motrin before work and put my cream on arm.
Worked really hard  to use the right arm as little as possible but after I was done finishing my curbside orders off I went to face the shelves and as I cannot leave a mess I end up tiding the shelves as well.
Plus jumping into till to help with line ups.
And covering my supervisor’s breaks.
At present our weekly special for Air Miles is spend $150 on gift card get 100 bonus Air Miles points.
I get called to Customer Service while K is on her lunch.
I come up to find a lady.
M: Hi how can I help you.
Customer: I came in today to pick up only a couple of items but saw in the flyer about spending $150 get $100.
I shop here all the time.
And I spent over $150 more like $160.
And then I get to the till and they tell me at the end that it was for the gift card.
Can we return order and get gift card?
Me: I would have to return everything first sell you the gift card and then re-ring everything back through the till. That is what you would like me to do?
Customer: Oh you cannot just do something on the till?
Me: No I am sorry I would have to return everything.
Customer: My husband already took the groceries out and is unloading them.
Me: I’m sorry.
Me in my head: How is it my fault you cannot read? You made an assumption and did not fully read the flyer where it talks about the gift cards.
Customer leaves.
We sell lotto tickets.
Thing is with Covid right now we cannot have pens available for our customers nor can we lend ours.
We would be sanitizing our pens constantly.
We also ask customers to only bring up their winning tickets.
We have had a sign up since the beginning a full year about only bringing winning tickets and having them signed.
Lady standing there with lotto tickets.
Me: Hi how can I help you?
Lady: Check my tickets.
Me: And they are all winners?
Lady: A couple of them are.
Me: I am sorry ma’am you are going to have to check them. I can only take the winners.
Lady: I don’t have time for your silly games.
Grabs the tickets and storms off.
Nothing has changed and obviously she has gone through this before because she said ‘everyone else does it’ as she stomps off.
Not at our store it doesn’t.
Not only that but K asked our lotto rep when they called and everyone else is not doing it.
Everyone should be only taking the winning tickets.
Not rocket science but…..
Last but not least the phone is ringing and no one is able to answer so I go flying down to Customer Service.
Answer the phone and do my thing.
The gentleman on the other end of the phone informed me that he had a deaf person on the line and he would be typing our responses.
Okee Dokee.
He asks me how I like my name.
I tell him I have had it for 48 years pretty attached to it.
He then says once more…..
And how do you write your name?
Who asks how you write your name?
Spell yes?
Write no.
After I was done on the phone I told K what had happened.
What I had said.
And I am laughing as I tell her.
She asked if I had really said that.
I said yes I honestly heard the guy ask me how I liked my name.
We were both laughing we were nearly crying.
Could not stand upright that is how hard we laughed.
And you notice the one thing that I am ending with is the fun one.
Every time I told the story at work I was laughing so hard by the end that the person I was telling was laughing too.
Guys think of it a little differently I think.
They had to think about it before I got a he ha.
But I got one.
I could have let those two put a damper on my day.
But I do not want to do that any more.
I want to focus on the good and try to be tolerant of the bad.
I will not lie I may whine or bitch a bit okay a lot when irritated but I am doing my  best to see the good within the bad.
©March 24/21
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Normality in Writing Returns

I got my laptop back yesterday.
Monday they had called and told me what needed to be done.
Pretty sure it is the same thing that they did a year ago but what do I know.
Will pay attention more so this time around.
I was able to update my Evernote.
My Spotify.
It is more streamlined.
And I realized that with everything synched into not only my Onedrive but also my Google cloud meant that I did not have to have them backup and reload anything.
Because I already had access to it.
That was a savings of nearly $200.
Makes one wish that they were a little more proficient in computers.
I am thinking that my upstairs neighbors are off to visit other children.
Why would I think this you might wonder?
My upstairs neighbors are older.
This is about the usual time they awaken.
7 a.m.
It is 6:57 a.m. and they have been picked up and are gone.
Not that I am being nosy but a few years ago they went away and did not tell me.
And then the battery in the fire detector died.
And the fire detector beeped.
Took me forever before I finally discovered it was theirs and called my leasing agent.
Signed up to receive notification for when I can receive the vaccine.
Which it will be and when I don’t know but I am ready now for when I can be.
404000 people still ahead of me.
Ample time to see if there is a zombie apocalypse on the horizon.
Once more Loki has proven that he is crazy.
I was making T blueberries with granola and yogurt.
Dropped a blueberry on the floor.
Loki pounced on it and has been batting it around the floor.
Then picking it up in his mouth and running away with it.
And playing with it in a different spot.
And he has not bitten through it go figure????
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And pain level is at a 2 this morning.
While still aching I am able to live with it.
Have not even taken Motrin yet.
Will do so before I leave work and hope that it will get me through the eight hours.
Time to enjoy the last little bit of coffee before I head off to work.
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!
©March 10/21
Picture is my own