~ The one thing we have learned from this lock-down is grocery shopping on Senior Discount Thursdays isn’t worth the 5% discount. When we first moved here we shopped on Tuesday and never had a complaint or problem. Then the cashiers kept hocking us to shop on Thursday for the discount. And that’s when grocery went to hell in a handbasket. Thursdays the store is out of everything – week after week (year after year). The first 3 weeks of the lock-down the lack of EVERYTHING on Thursday was insane. Then – we switched back to shopping on Tuesdays – what a revelation – milk and bread! Yay! Once the supply train gets back on track we will maintain our Tuesday shopping schedule.
~ But it does have us discombobulated a bit as to “What day of the week is it?” The day after grocery shopping is Friday, nope, it is Wednesday. I grant you being retired and living in social isolation as our normal, we often got a little fuzzy about the exact day of the week, now with the shopping switch it’s a little worse but hardly the end of the world and we will adapt. First world problems, people.
~ Yesterday in my instagram video I shared my fun fact that in New York City people stand ON line whereas in the rest of the world people stand IN line. If I have occasion to use the phrase ‘stand on line’ when I am writing, I write it that way, I’ve never use the phrase ‘stand IN line” It sounds as weird to me as ‘stand ON line” sounds to everyone else. We NY’ers, we talk funny. (Remember this post?)
~ Thanks to the generosity of a blogging friend we got masks 2 weeks ago. I had ordered masks from an Etsy store 3 1/2 weeks ago and finally got them today. I think complaining to Etsy did the trick. As soon as I filed a resolution request, Bingo, all of a sudden my order was at the post office. Who knew Etsy’s complaint resolution department first of all even exists and secondly, it works!. I’ve never had a problem with shopping on Etsy but it’s nice to know that going forward, if I ever do, they have effective procedures in place.
~ And then, the best for last – a friend posted on FB a DIY face mask video that is hilarious. I was watching and thinking “Hoo-boy, this woman is a disaster” and it took a minute or two for me to tip that the video was SUPPOSED to be funny. You will laugh, I guarantee it (and who doesn’t need a good laugh these days?)