Monday, April 5, 2010

Give One Up To Fry's Food Stores

I'll give kudos when kudos are due.
I spoke, in-person, with the general manager of the store that I have been discussing on this forum for a while now, today at the store.

I only stopped in for a few bottles of soda - I just dumped almost $160 there yesterday. He handed me a gift certificate and again apologized for -- everything. I have no idea how effective this manager will be in turning things around, I only know that he, himself, is a totally laid-back person that is obviously not into any kind of arguing with customers.

In fact, I took it that he's not in to arguing with anyone, anywhere, for anything. Whether that's a good or bad thing is up to the reader as everyone has their own view of things concerning such.

Oh, I was not looking for an argument, I was observing his demeanor, attitude, facial movements, body language - all of it.

This is an on-going story. More when there is something to report.

Monday

Sometimes Monday morning comes rolling around, the alarm goes off and I do NOT want to get out of bed.
Such was the case this morning.
Life is rough, get over it I tell myself and move on.
Easter dinner at mom's house was perfect. Best one I've been to in a long time. It helps when everyone is getting along. Mother didn't want to talk politics - neither did I, middle bro sort of steered that direction a few times but - politics in our family can and will start some rather heated arguments.

I am not into such, especially during a celebration such as Easter. I pick my fights with whom I pick them with - currently it's a couple of large corporations - and that is enough for me. I don't NEED to be fighting with family members - politics inevitably leads to such as I do not see eye to eye with my brothers on such. I did agree with him, however, that Afghanistan is a waste - let's listen to the Russian's advice, pack our bags and get the bleep out of there. Let's not see one more American troop killed over there.

I'm all for any war that needs to be fought. If it's a true and serious threat, let's deal with it. Seems like we have a mini-war going on right on our borders and it seems to me the Federal government is doing mostly nothing about it. I'm a few hundred miles from the Mexican border, although I am not living in fear of anything happening, certainly the prospect is there.

.....you'll hear of wars and rumors of wars.....earthquakes..... just a few words taken out of scripture in the Bible. The earthquakes are what is getting my attention. Seems to be quite a lot of them occuring at various places all over the world, including the one yesterday that was "felt by 20 million people". In God is the only real peace to be found on this earth. That's all I can say about any of what is going on right now in this world.

I did not accomplish much this weekend. Pulled some weeds, installed more drip emitters - but really, nothing grand. Oh, well I did resume the Spring cleaning - I took everything apart, basically, in my master bathroom and scrubbed the freak out of all of it. It isn't done yet - but it's close to done. I watched all 3 Lord of the Rings movies as well. Mother gave me a pic - it is framed art, the pic is of 2 dogs and was created apparently with a pencil. It was my step-grandfather's. She actually gave me the pic a long time ago but wanted it back for a while for some sentimental reasons that she apparently has gotten over.

It was good for her to take it - it would have burned up in the house fire 2 years ago. She also gave me the Kachina doll that she has been holding. This isn't some plastic piece of junk, this is a very fine piece of Indian artwork. She has been holding that for me for some time as well. Both the pic and the doll are locked away in my master bedroom closet and will stay there until there are no more kids in the house. Michael is an absolute klutz, I just don't trust having such pricey stuff in any area that is even remotely accessible by him.

Well, work day approaches and I want to read this story about the miners getting freed in China.

G'day.

ben

The days are wearing thin on me. My dad is - for all intents and purposes, dying.  Part of his heart doesn't work, the blood he lost fr...