Shopping in the kind of weather we’ve been having is not fun, so I made myself a long list and got 90 percent done in one day. Thanks be to God for the extra patience he bestowed on me. Oh, I did take an extra blood pressure pill.
Heavy traffic was the first threat to my sanity. Everyone darting in and out to change lanes. One other thing, don’t we have a law in Kentucky regarding headlights when driving in “falling” weather like rain or “wintry mix”? Well my experience when counting showed 40% of the vehicles I met did not have their lights on. This is hazardous. If the police Write tickets for improper use of seat belts, shouldn’t we expect a citation for no headlights?
The following are my shoppers beatitudes.
Blessed are those who make lists prior to leaving home.
Blessed are those who turn off their cell phones when entering the store so not to annoy fellow customers.
Blessed are those who appoint someone to be responsible for the actions of screaming unmanageable children, who may be sick and shouldn’t be there anyway.
They may only want attention or to be left alone in the toy department. Most stores do not offer the toy department as a free daycare for children of shoppers.
This might also apply to the electronics department and tweens or teens. How many times do you find no one at the counter when you want to purchase a major item? Sales people are usually to be found only in the area of those who are being profiled as possible shoplifters and they refuse to be distracted by a paying customer.
Blessed are those keep their family arguments private. This is most distracting.
Blessed are those who offer to allow a customer with only one or two items to step in front of them and their piled high full buggy at the checkout counter.
Blessed are the businesses who have enough cashiers working to handle any shopping surge.
Blessed are those who stand back leaving space for the paying customer just ahead of them. If paying by cash, check, or plastic, that persons deserves privacy. Remember the “golden rule”, paraphrased as “treat others as you would like to be treated”.
The Senior Center activities are winding down for the year 2013. What a great year we’ve had. But now the last of the autumn line dancing classes was held on Tuesday evening and will be temporarily discontinued through the winter months. Watch for announcements of rescheduling.
On Wednesday Christmas was celebrated with a potluck lunch, the last of the season.
The seniors wish to express their sympathy to the family of Janet Carol Tinsley, the wife of Dale Tinsley of Lewisburg. Dale is the lead singer for the band Old Habits who often provide music for the senior dances. This family is most supportive or our senior center.
Our director April Pawley lost her grandfather last week. Prayers and best wishes for Mr. Tillman’s family both here and in California.
The Senior Center will be closed for the holidays from Monday, Dec.23,until after New Years Day 2014. Have you made that new resolution yet? Apologies are extended for any errors found in this column. MY COMPUTER CRASHED. I mean really crashed. I’ve lost it all but the family history which was backed up on a flash drive. SANTA!!! I’ve been a good girl this year, do you think it might be possible to find a new computer under the tree? I’m not greedy, a rebuilt one with a lot of memory would be good. Or just one that works.
Trying to type on this loaned laptop, while it is much appreciated, however, is there such a thing as a Valium milk shake? To Auburn, thanks for allowing me to share your happenings with others this year. It has been fun. Family Christmas is at my house, so there will be no column next week. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. Have a blessed day.