Welcome to the Milky Way

It's a crisp, cold Monday in Frog Pond Holler. We had snow yesterday, but the roads were clear this morning and there's just a thin, white blanket of crunchy winter crust on the ground.

The weekend was quiet and peaceful, for the most part. I did have an epiphany of sorts though, I figured out why I hate Wal-Mart. It's not the bad publicity, the sucky service or even the crowds. It's the fact that every single person in that store, regardless if they're working or shopping, looks miserable as hell.

It probably wasn't wise of me to announce that fact, loudly and with no regard to the size of the crowd milling around me as I stood talking to one of the Amazon's childhood friends back in the dairy department.

I got the hairy eyeball from about 20 different people at the same time.

I like to live on the edge.


This morning, after filling my thermossy thing, which isn't technically a "Thermos" but .. what the hell else are you supposed to call them? Sorry.. anyway.. after filling.. it.. with steaming hot coffee, I grabbed my spiffy, orange, collapsible Tupperware bowl (and yes.. it is actual Tupperware...pfffft) and filled it with Rice Krispies, adding a little sugar and popping the lid tightly in place. I poured milk in a separate, tiny bowl, with a screw on lid, made especially for transporting liquids, placed them both in a plastic bag, then tossed a banana in there, just in case.

When I got to my desk and got settled in, I opened the bag to find the little bowl empty and all the entire contents of the bag floating in a pool of milk.


They sell little half pints of milk out in the Wheel O' Death, but that doesn't do you much good when you scrape the bottom of your purse, all your desk drawers and even go out into the snow to check the floor board of your truck, only to finally accept that you only have 15 cents in change.

Luckily, the donut fairy had visited the Asylum coffee pot this morning and left a bag of those tiny, chocolate covered gems to share. The Lord works in mysterious ways.

What? I ate the banana too. I'm still being health conscious and stuff.

Anywho.. I'm going to have a good day today. I hope you do too. I'm going to go dig that bag o' milk out of my trash can now and put it in someone else's before it starts hummin'.

Later Taters!


Wildhair said...

Oh, I do hate when my planned meal ends up any where but my belly. ARGH! Those little donut gems are the devil. It's easy to pop one or 10 in my pie hole all too quickly.

I hope your day is loverly.

Mrs Parks said...

Mmmmmm doughnuts.

Anonymous said...

One of many good reasons to hate WalMart. Have a little fun along the way.


BetteJo said...

I hate MY Walmart because it's where people go with their whole families, don't watch their kids, and need their elderly relatives to help them decide which TP they should buy. And of course, they are always blocking the aisles and getting on my last nerve. I avoid it whenever possible.

Inanna said...

It still amazes me how the lid comes off of things meant to transport fluids. Bah!

But heyyyyyy, ya got donuts!