The Diary of a Nobody 1/9/17 – Drivel From Sparrow!

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Monday, January 9
Had to have set some sort of record at the very start of my shift at the retailer today: my first two sales were paid for with $50 bills and neither required a bag!!!

I am not making that up.

Right off the bat this lady comes up and buys two candy bars…No bag required for that as she just threw them in her purse and I suspect – and my instincts are pretty trusty – that she merely wanted to break the fifty…Right after that, a guy came by with cart that had one of those really big bags of dog food in them, the kind that take up most of the cart and probably last for a year…He, too paid with a fifty and, of course, used the cart for easy transport to his car.

Now, those zany Hindus have some saying about how everything has happened and everything will happen, but it’s hard to believe these circumstances had ever presented themselves before: consecutive purchases with $50 tendered and no bag required…A short time later, another fifty was offered, but the guy needed bags for his stuff.

Funny lines from today:

This lady comes thru and she’s buying lots of school supplies: binders, paper and whatnot and she muttered – in a manner indicating she was not completely thrilled with this – something about how specific her daughter’s needs were for high school…Immediately following the school supplies were a couple of boxes of cornbread mix…I picked one up and tapped it:

Is this for school, too???
No…It’s for dinner…Chili tonight!!!

Later, a young couple came thru buying some ear plugs…Call it the instinct all the great ones have, but I suspected they were being purchased to help the guy sleep…I made some innocuous comment about how the brand he bought had the highest noise rating and he indicated they were for him because his girlfriend snored…I nodded knowingly:

I hear you…Ear plugs are the only reason my wife and I are able to sleep in the same county…

Bought some more ginger tea today…Recall I had bought some yesterday, but the one I thought was repackaged version of my fave brand was not…It tasted more like regular tea with some ginger thrown in, so I went to the local health food store – well, one of 39 health food stores in town – and they had what I was looking for and I bought three boxes, two for the resort and one for home.

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.

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