I JUST HAD TO GO TO FEDEX YESTERDAY. YES, I DID. IMPORTANT NOTARIZED PAPERS HAD TO GET TO MY LAWYER OR I WOULDN’T GO NEAR IT.
I wasn’t pleased to have to go into a public place, but I had to. I walked into only 2 employees…one man milling about in the background, and a very pretty black girl at the counter “Hi, Ma’am, can I help you?”
“How far back do you want me!?” I laughingly asked. She breaks into smiles so we’ve cracked that ice!
“Just behind that line” (the normal line where people wait behind, by the way) She has plastic gloves on but no mask. Neither do I. She is adorable and informative and couldn’t be more helpful.
We talk the virus because while she’s doing my business, I’m saying “I wish this was OVER, it’s so awful!” She totally agrees, of course. And then I gulp and hit her with this:
“WHAT REALLY HURTS IS THE WAY THIS ADMINISTRATION (BEST NOT TO USE ‘TRUMP’) IS BEING TREATED FOR TRYING TO BE OPTIMISTIC!” I suck my breath in waiting for the same kind of disparagement I got from the notary girl yesterday and you know the feeling when you’ve just met someone and want to like them?
“I KNOW, “ she says with a very knowing look and even a half smile ..”…I THINK IT’S BETTER TO KNOW THE FACTS YET BE OPTIMISTIC, TOO…..THEY’RE FACING A VERY DIFFICULT TASK BUT ARE HANDLING IT WELL… AND I BELIEVE YOU’RE RIGHT ABOUT THAT”
I then wanted to LEAP across the counter and smack a BIG KISS on her cheek.
SO YOU THINK THIS STUFF’S GETTING TO ME?
Anybody else having nice encounters like mine yesterday?!
Meanwhile, yet ANOTHER liberal friend on the phone yesterday said exactly what my lib upstairs neighbor said 3 days ago “this virus is NEVER GOING AWAY” ARGH!!! WHO are they LISTENING TO??~!!! 🙂 CNN
AND HERE IS MY “WONDERFUL REMINDER” A FRIEND SENT:
“I THINK THAT WHEN THE DUST SETTLES, WE WILL REALIZE HOW LITTLE WE NEED, HOW VERY MUCH WE ACTUALLY HAVE, AND THE TRUE VALUE OF HUMAN CONNECTION.”
AMEN. Come to think of it, sure did fit my post’s point, didn’t it?