#SoCS ~ 2/6/21

Good morning y’all. Whew! What a week this has been I tell ya what. Boy howdy!! Time for #SoCS where Linda prompts us with the following:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flag.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

But first! Thirty-seven (37) yep count ’em … 37 years ago, on this day, I started my first “real” as opposed to fake job.


And they (or maybe it was me) said it wouldn’t last. I threaten to quit about every other day that first year. Once I went back to night school, I had plans to change careers and become a teacher moving completely out of insurance. But then, they allowed me to teach insurance!! Best of both worlds.

And would ya look at me now. I’m still here and still kicking. I get to scratch the teaching itch training our new hires on the two processes I own. Among all the other fun stuff.

I’m forever grateful for our neighbor Dovey Desborough aka Mimi for telling me to apply at USAA.

Look at me rambling on in true #SoCS style. Flag! Hmm. Think, think, and think …

Folds of honor

Lest we forget

All who sacrificed for this

Great nation

QT = Quick Time

They gave away one cup per person when the new QT opened up here two years ago on 2/2/19. One of my favorite cups due to the folds of honor and 59 cents refills. Of course now that we’re in a pandemic, there is a suspension of refills.

Telling on myself, I did mask it up and walk inside QT once early during the pandemic to grab a Dr. Pepper Icee as stress relief. When the clerk said “on the house” I was surprised until I realized later that day he probably didn’t want to ring me up with something I was not supposed to have anyway.

I can count on one hand the times I’ve filled up my tank this last year. Enough to drive less than 2000 miles. And even fewer times than that did I go inside for fear of catching the Rona. But those few times after the first time, I noticed the flag shaped signs big as day which state “No refills. Sorry for the inconvenience”. You can get new fountain drinks and Icees though. Not sure how different that is but oh well.

As always, more to come

13 thoughts on “#SoCS ~ 2/6/21

    1. I’m glad to hear. I’m very blessed to be part of such an amazing company. The members like you and all the military families are what makes it even more special.


  1. Ever get the impression that the least imprtant thing they sell at Quik Trip is gas? I always used to fill up there. Mary won’t. Oh well…

    Congratulations on 37 (more or less) happy years at USAA!

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    1. Thanks John!

      Yes QT is quite the hot spot. I mean with that 99 cent soft serve why go there for gas? I prefer to fill up the tank at the smaller Valero. I gauge by how many cars are there before I stop. If QT is full, I drive on down the road.

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  2. Congrats on the job anniversary! I love my Tervis cups and that one would be extra special if I had one like it. Mine are owls (I know shocker), Tampa Bay Bucs, Tampa Bay Rays, USMC and a custom one with my kids and grandkids photos that my daughter gave me for Mother’s Day one year. None get refills except by me! LOL! 🙂

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    1. Thanks Lisa! Sure seems like 37 days not years!!! The custom Tervis sounds lovely 😊. I haven’t been getting many refills lately myself not since my rogue Icee mishap in March or April of 2020 😂

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  3. I love your poem, Folds of Honor. Congratulations on 37 years! They were wise to let you teach. At this point, they should let you do whatever you want (in an ideal world.) Teaching new employees and college interns, with their bright eyes and curiosity, was one of my favorite parts of my old job.

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    1. Thanks Jim! It’s been a wild ride and I’ve loved most of it. Lol was about to say every minute but that’s not true. Still grateful and know I’m beyond blessed.

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