Since I’ve been rather busy, I haven’t been able to really get caught up. Now I have until January 12th to really get to it. How does that sound to you? Sounds like heaven to me. I feel like I’ve been run through the ringer. I know others have it worse, but I’m not as young as I used to be. Yes. I know. I’m aware of my age. Now you can laugh.
So I suppose the worst thing that happened to me was I almost t-boned some woman in a van. It may be the last time I ever shop on Christmas Eve. For those of you who don’t know, we had over 20 inches of snow the weekend before Christmas. This was on top of the 12 or so we got the week before that. Since it never gets warm enough at this time of year to melt all that snow, the piles of white stuff are rather high. They are especially high in parking lots. That’s where I was almost taken out.
I was trying to make my way out of the lot at Walmart and I went out and around so as not to be going between all the parked cars. Let’s face it. Not everyone looks before they back up. I know this because I’ve almost been hit that way too. People must think I have a target on my car. It is only because I have such super hero like reflexes that I have avoided these issues thus far. Well it was a good thing they are still as sharp as ever because some woman came shooting out from between the humongous piles of snow and I know she couldn’t see me because the piles WERE HIGHER THAN HER CAR!!! Stop, look, and proceed with caution!! Right? If I hadn’t slammed on my brakes and it was still icy, I would have t-boned her as sure as I’m sitting here writing this which leads me to the next topic.
The density of some people is beyond me. There is always someone, or a group of people, that you cannot talk reason with or explain something simple. They just don’t get it. Here is the case in point. At work last week, we had to understand the difference between vacation, suspend, and disconnect. These are terms to do with services being rendered by companies like cell phones and cable providers. We spent almost 45 minutes on those three words and how they affect customers. There is a HUGE difference in how they affect the customers but some people could not get it through their heads and was not fun sitting there listening to it. Enough said on this subject.
Then there was the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. For those of you who have read this blog before, you will know I absolutely have no patience for discrimination in ANY form. When the repeal went through the Senate, I was ecstatic. Then the president signed it and I was thoroughly overjoyed by the possibility that one day there may be true equality for all. How great would that be? I’m waiting for that day and just hope I live to see it. I can’t even put it into words.