Tuesday Chatter Cafe
Yesterday and today were pleasant days of errands. Some errand days are not especially pleasant but this week they were. I didn’t do anything different just the usual weekly stuff. Went to the drug store and grocery. bank and the library.
I did get my flu shot at the drug store which is not a weekly thing. Besides being protected from getting sick the shot was free and I got a $5.00 coupon to use. Getting something for free and a coupon too, what’s not to like? Nothing special at the grocery except the line for my, and apparently everyone else’s favorite cashier, was short so I was in and out in no time.
The bank was interesting. It is a small neighborhood branch that now looks like a major hub of banking commerce because they have installed cages. That’s what they look like, big clear glass-like cages keeping the tellers safe from the baddies, I guess. It is sad that it seems necessary to need such things. It feels less safe. Like at any moment something awful will happen and my nice quiet bank will be on the national news.
The library was as always a good place to be. My neighborhood branch is closed for renovations so I now go to the Main Library downtown. Less convenient. Too far to walk so I take the bus which is okay. While I was on the bus I was watching people get on and off and listening to some conversations. I find my fellow riders interesting and often a bit strange. Today on my ride to and from the library I wondered what the others on the bus think of me. I would sort of like to take a survey. Maybe it is better if I don’t.
The last couple of days were quite ordinary but I did notice that almost everyone had a smile and a hello for me. Are folks getting nicer or am I more aware of those around me? I wonder if this is part of getting old(er)? What do you think?
Well, that’s it for this Tuesday Chat at the Cafe.
Hope your couple of days have been as good as mine.