Sunday, November 1, 2015

A Lovely Experience and a Discovery

Yesterday I head off to the arts & crafts store Michael's. They sell glow sticks that can be converted to bracelets and were a real hit last year with the trick or treaters. So I decided to pick some up again for last night. A woman with her two daughters were in front of me making a decent sized purchase. I heard the mother say to the daughter, "You can find it on my phone." I assumed she meant the coupons Michael's sends out every week. Another minute passed then it was my turn at the register. When I was tallied up, I bought 4 things of glow sticks, the same woman leaned over with her phone and handed it to the cashier and said, "Here use this." She had kindly passed her coupon that I guess she did not use onto me. Fortunately I had my wits about me to say thank you and paid 40% less than what my order was. In my wallet was a Michael's coupon I did not pull out. For some inexplicable reason I did not think it would apply to the glow sticks. Brain fart there. I turned around and passed my unused coupon to a young woman who had a hand basket filled with stuff. She was delighted. I had never experienced a true "Pay it Forward" moment and I have to say it feels really good to be the recipient and the giver. Refreshing really. Hooray humanity!

Next topic.

In the last few months I have noticed tiny holes at the bottoms of my shirts. While I allow for the fact that some of these shirts are thin and come from the cheap store Old Navy, I could not for the life of me figure out why on earth these holes were appearing. Did we have moths? Did my seat belt gain an appetite for cloth? Are you ready for this? The thin cotton material rubbing against my jeans button while I lean against the counter doing dishes or cooking is what has caused this destruction of my wardrobe. And there are quite a few blog posts and articles about this phenomenon online. This is a pretty detailed one. Short of wearing skirts all the time, the only other solution would be a nice, yet heavy duty apron. I would prefer a heavier cotton and well made clothes, but I don't think that would matter much. I am vexed by this discovery and...

That is all.