Meet Sparrow, an average man passing an average life…
Saturday, December 17
You can’t beat having enough bags in your aisle…Recall last week at the retailer we were really short of bags, so short we were in danger of running out and actually stuffing more goodies into bags than we normally do…Today tho, we had so many bags I could’ve put one item in each and still had plenty of bags to go around.
Lots of visitors, of course, a lot from warmer climes, none of whom are prepared for the cold…We are selling a lot of warm socks and watch caps and gloves
There were some pretty big purchases, too…Once Hispanic family spent over $500, mostly on clothes which, as we’ve discussed here before, are probably being exported to Mexico…These purchases take forever because few bother to take the hangars out, leaving me the pleasure…Friends, if you want to buy dozens of clothing items for shipment to your native country, the evolution will go about 25 percent quicker if you take the hangars out as you put them on the conveyer belt.
There are several new hires at the retailer and I didn’t recognize everyone working the registers…Sure, the Senegal set was represented, but there were a couple of others I didn’t know.
I also got 0:00 on Aisle 5!!!…I am not making that up…I started on aisle 2 before finishing up on 3…
I didn’t complain…It’s a long life, and I can’t let Aisle 5 define who I am…I know we all have our fave Aisle 5 memories…Perhaps I’ll get back
Had to jury-rig something for The Wife’s car today…I went out to clear the snow and start the cars and he door was stuck and it took some effort to un-stuck it…It was very cold, a bit below zero, and parts of it had frozen.
Well, this is one of those instances that in my role as Husband I am paid to provide a tiger-team response to…I can’t have The Wife driving with a door that doesn’t shut properly.
Unfortunately, I am not Mr Car Door Repair, but as I thought about I thought that an electric blanket on the door might not be too bad of an idea…So I bought her one and a tarp to cover it and we’ll see in the morning if it worked or not because it is going to be below zero again.
This makes two things we are heating specifically here at The Shire…Besides ourselves, of course…The other are the pipes under the sink.
The Diary of a Nobody is a novel. All elements are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Anything else is a coincidence.
It was inspired by the 19th-century British novel of the same name