8/14/2019

We needed to run more errands today, and that included going to Walmart (which I hate.)  It’s especially bad now because PennDot (Pennsylvania Department of Transportation) decided that the current four lane highway that runs past Walmart needs to have a round-about on it.  They’ve been working on the road for the past four months, making travel unbearable, and SO frustrating.. We both needed to get our hair cut, so had to drive by there any way, so decided that we’d go grocery shopping too…and that included Aldi’s, whose store is right at the round-about, so getting in and out of it is a virtual nightmare.

After Walmart, we went to Tim Horton’s drive thru for lunch.  All I wanted was a bagel with cream cheese and strawberry jam.  In the first round, they completely forgot my bagel, but did get Rich’s meal correct.  Round 2, they gave Rich the bagel, but no knife for the packets of jam that they charged us for…No way to get the jam on the bagel without some type of utensil, and they also forgot napkins.  Why would we need those anyway?  Round three, when they saw Rich walk through the front door, the women that work there all scattered, leaving a new hire to deal with him.  He politely asked for a knife, was given one, grabbed napkins from a nearby table, and left.  By then he was in such a mood, I felt sorry for anyone in his path..

The rest of the errands ran smoothly until we had to pick up one of my medications (also through a drive thru) in a big rainstorm.  Walgreens has a weird speaker set-up.  They talk on a telephone and it comes over the speaker outside, where it was really raining hard.  We couldn’t hear him, he couldn’t hear us, and so we just kept repeating the same things.  SAUNDRA PARKER, S-A-U-N-D-R-A P-A-R-K-E-R, and over and over it went….Finally, he heard it correctly, and then said we needed to wait until the pharmacist asked us a question..It had gone on so long, the rain had now started to let up..And here’s the question.  “Does Saundra know what dose of this medication she needs to take?”    Is this a trick?  I’ve been taking this medicine for years, and apparently now I’ve gone brain dead and have no clue the dose…Instead of waiting for me to answer, Rich screamed the answer so they could hear it the first time, and we were good to go.

I finished a couple of videos and put Rich to work uploading a third, and the day is almost over.  Some days are rougher than others…

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