I went out late this morning to get a couple more things I need. Figuring cheap would suffice as well as expensive for what I want, I started off at the Grocery Warehouse, which usually has a good supply of inexpensive kitchen items. They didn't have what I wanted, however, so I returned the basket to the rack and left. The most interesting thing in the store was a man walking down the aisle towards me clutching his crotch as though there's no tomorrow. I didn't make the smart-aleck remark I had in mind, and just passed him by.
Target was just around the corner although I know they aren't cheap any more, even for cheap goods. I found a couple of glass pie pans, a 12 pack of PBR to go with the hot tamales I'm serving my sister and her husband on Friday, and a couple of other items. I got carded for the beer, and the guy at the register and I had a good laugh when I had to tell him my birthday. He said the register automatically demands the d-o-b on any alcoholic purchase, which really benefits the check-out clerk most of all.
There is one lot I drive past just before I get to my street that has been vacant since I've lived here. Now there is a brand new double wide sitting on the lot, still on the trailers. I hope the folks who own it will be in by Christmas, although maybe it would be less of a hassle to move their furniture and belongings in after the holiday traffic cools down. I'd like to see how they put the two halves together but would feel stupid standing in the street gawking.
Does anyone besides me long for the old days when you could make a phone call and get info, without having to do everything online which requires all sorts of passwords & security crap.
I just tried to check my health insurance to make sure the changes I submitted for 2015 were in effect. I forgot my userid and password, so for both I had to enter my SSN and then enter it again for confirmation; select and answer two security questions, etc., etc., etc. It is so ridiculous it could be funny if it wasn't so stupid! I'm fed up with jumping through hoops to get info that belongs to me in the first place. Life has gotten so simple in that you can (and have to) do everything on your own, which makes it more complex than ever. Does anyone else miss human contact and interaction?
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