Saturday, September 15, 2007

No Patience

Like I said earlier, I love the fall weather. Today, I had an appointment to get my hair colored and cut. I was there for 2 1/2 hours. It was a divine break from the normal Saturday cleaning and laundry routine. Afterwards, I headed to our local Super Wal-mart for my weekly grocery and supply shopping. I live in a small town of only about 30,000 people, so our shopping options are limited. I choose Wal-mart because I can pretty much get everything I need - in one shopping adventure. But since we have basically few choices in this community, at the store, you will see all walks of life. It is amazing the amount of human debris is out there in this world. However, I was lucky enough to do my shopping minus the 3 children, so I was enjoying the outing none the less. I checked out and made my way out to the parking lot to locate my modest Soccer Mom Mini-Van. I was unloading my sackloads when I felt something staring at me. You know that feeling....when you can feel someone burning a hole into the back of your head. I looked up and realized that some idiot in a truck was 'waiting' for my parking spot. This immediately sent me into a silent rage. I am sure that my blood pressure I HATE to be rushed. No matter what or when or where....I hate it when I am rushed. It was like someone turned up the heat on my beautiful fall day. I am sure the jackass in the truck was as equally annoyed with me, as I slowed down my loading pace (on purpose). I so wanted to shut the back hatch on my mini-van, lock the doors, and push my cart back inside the store and continue shopping...therefore, not allowing the jerk my spot. Unfortunately, I had perishables and needed to head home. As I got into my mini-van and backed out, I realized that two more cars were being delayed as a result of this moron trying to save himself a few steps by 'waiting' for a good parking spot.

Have we become such a lazy society that we cannot walk a few extra feet into the store? We MUST find the closest parking spot, at all costs!?!?!?! We must circle and circle the rows of parked cars and waist gas and time, rather than parking in the first available spot we run across and actually WALKING into the store. People are so lazy and that annoys me. This man infuriated me and that was 2 1/2 hours ago. I need to let it go.

On a happy thought...I bought my daughter an adorable little dress for the fall. I cannot wait to dress her up in tights and take silly pictures. I have visions of red and orange leaves and pumpkins and hay bails. Oh, the joys of Autumn.

I made up a yummy batch of steak chili and monkey bread. It is ready, so we are going to chow down and enjoy what is left of this gorgeous day. Today, it was 46 degrees when I awoke. The high predicted for Monday is that is drastic.