I had to what? …
Take my car into the shop. The gear shifter button broke loose and getting the car from park to reverse and drive was getting more dicey. I also had the ABS and stabilitrak on the blitz again due to rats eating on the wires. That happened before March 2020 when we were sent to work from home. I always said I’d tend to it since the rats were in the work garage and not here of that I am sure. I wonder if with majority of the people gone, the office has turned into Wild Kingdom. But I digress.
I picked the 7am appointment. Masked it up and went on in. All employes except one guy moving a floor jack were masked up. I wanted to scream at him WTF dude but I didn’t. I don’t know his situation. I just steered very clear. I had no choice but to wait since we are well over 35 miles from the place. No Uber home for me.
The waiting room had the coffee up and running but no freaking thanks. Other people can partake in the Rona brew. I picked a chair all by itself with my back to the wall. Most of the chairs had been removed and the few remaining chairs were more like 10 feet than the required six feet apart.
As per the law, the folks waiting were masked up. My attendant came over to me a few times and though masked up, he was too close of my comfort. But that was still better than my last 5 minutes in the waiting room when a very dapper older gentleman sat down in the chair across from me without a MASK! He popped open his book and began to read. I thought well he scores points for being a reader but otherwise he is an asshat. I didn’t say anything. Instead I told myself whoa nelly, you have a mask on, he is 10 feet if not more from you, and not once have you heard him cough.
Once I was done, I could not get home fast enough. I came straight into the laundry room and tossed in my clothes, mask and jacket. I had my robe in there waiting so I could move straight to the shower. The hot water was sweet relief. And I own my crazy. Iknow full well that if I was going to get COVID from the dealership waiting room, I already have it. No amount of showering would change that. But I don’t … have it that is … or at least I don’t think I do. I’ll keep ya posted. wink wink
As always, more to come.
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- What is your favorite type of cookie (they’re called biscuits in Europe I believe)? When I was a kid, we’d make a shortbread/ sugar type cookie from a cookie press. It had all these designs and I loved the entire process. Especially the decorating. When my mom passed away, I regret not taking the cookie press. No one else wanted it so we sold it at the estate sale. There are several items I wish I had kept but in my grief, I could not bring myself to pick anything. My uncle tried to tell me that I’d want the items later but I didn’t listen.
- If you could choose one age and remain that forever, what would it be and why? Excellent question. I used to joke that I am 29 and holding. Then I got a little too far past 29 for that to be believable and changed my shtick to 39 and holding. But seriously, I wouldn’t go back for anything despite all my jesting about growing older. I am in a much better head space now. Physically though 2009 was my last “good” year without all these aches and pains. There ya have it. I pick 45 and to be pain free. What a plan!!
- Do you have a traditional drink during the holiday season? Not really except maybe for hot chocolate and eggnog. I will never forget one Christmas season in 7th grade when my friend T had a party and we all drank Shirley Temples and Roy Rogers. How cosmopolitan we felt. I tried to recreate that feeling by having 7-Up and maraschino cherries for the kids one year. They were less than impressed and the tradition never took off.
- Are you able to still believe in holiday magic as you did when you were a child? Sort of but not really. I still believe in kindness, peace on earth, and goodwill to all. I believe there is more good than bad in this world even when you have to look for the good. That’s magical isn’t it? At the holidays or any time of year.
GRATITUDE SECTION (Always optional)
The prompt is wide open today, for anything you care to share!
Today I am grateful that I begin another trip around the sun. For me that “journey” started yesterday. January 1 may be the start of the new year but 12/21 is the start of the new Jill :). Oh and I am also VERY grateful to the fam who wanted me to have a special b-day dinner. So much so that they recreated wonton soup and pork fried rice. Yummy!!!