I see that I have strayed from what I was originally going to write. I guess that's what happens when you drink a lot of coffee on lazy Sunday, now afternoon. What was I originally going to write anyway?
There's a very light coating of snow on the ground and there are flurries lightly falling from the grey skies. I suppose some of that California weather wouldn't be too bad right about now. According to the weatherman this morning, normally at this point in the winter we should have had an average of 23 inches of snow instead we've had about 3 or 4 inches. Now if we could just eliminate the cold.
OK now it's Monday morning. A few things came up and I had to stop writing. I did watch the game and oh well, the Ravens won. And so we move on.
Once in a while a customer will do something that will perplex and amuse you at the same time. I was at one of our wall cases at work. My department is at one end of the store. There are doors at either end and one in the middle. There is a door right near where I was working. A woman walked towards the door and stops and then says, "How do I operate this door?"
How do you operate a door that has big red letters that spell out "AUTOMATIC SLIDING DOORS". How did you get in the building in the first place? Have you been asleep for the last ten years and they built the store around you?
I told her, "Just take a step or two forward and the doors will slide open automatically." Hence the wording, "AUTOMATIC SLIDING DOORS".
I know spring is near. Just as they do in Pennsylvania with Punxsutawney Phil, we have started a new tradition up here, well at least in the store where I work. We saw our first rat peaking out of trash barrel at the entrance to a park next door. Now I couldn't tell you if he saw his shadow so we aren't sure about length of winter. We named him Apoxuponthee Ed.
The weather has been pretty gloomy and cold. It made me look at some pictures and video from Martha's Vineyard. It was warm and serene in those pictures and videos. Serene because we always go just before or just after the tourist season. We're heading back in May.
I've posted these before but they're worth a second look for there calming effect.
So if it's cold and gloomy where you are, take a little mind vacation with me to Martha's Vineyard.
I'm outta here.