Good morning everyone! I finally got back from my weekly shopping. It wasn’t too busy at the store and everyone was so nice and polite. Right. We’ll skip the nice and polite part. I said good morning to one of the employees. His response? Yeah, yeah, in a mumbled and grumbled sort of way. I understand mornings can be hard on some people, but when you work at a store, fake it and say good morning. Another employee was stocking shelves, but I needed something right where he was standing. Excuse me, I said. I’m busy, his response. I need something right where you’re standing. Figures, his response. But he did move away, arms folded, waiting for me to pick up my item and get out of his way. Thank you, I said. Yeah, his response. Is that the favorite word of the day?
Another guy, a shopper this time, kind of a big guy had stopped 3/4 of the way down the aisle, right in the middle of the aisle. He was on his phone texting. Excuse me, said I. He moved about a foot and stopped. I want to get past this guy. Excuse me, I said a little louder this time. He turned around, his eyes got big and he actually ran down the aisle and off to the next aisle. I look around. Just me here. What made him get so scared? Do I have a sign on me that reads, “this guy has Covid”? Very strange reaction. The woman working in the self checkout area was very nice though. She didn’t say anything. She went on break before I was finished and another woman took her place. As I left she said, have a nice day! Thank you, I hope you do as well. Thanks, she said. Some people are happy. As I went out the door I said to the security guy, have a nice day! Yeah, whatever, his response. Amazing.
For the featured image today we have another bald eagle, looking down at me from his perch. He’s probably thinking, “My brother Herb told me about that guy, goes around taking pics of us birds, invading our privacy, I’ll keep my eye on him.” Then in the pic above is another look at our little ruby throated hummingbird, a male. Our tiniest bird up to one of our biggest birds today. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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