It’s great to be listened to, but it’s greater to listen too, yourself! 😉 Great friends and readers, welcome back to your spot, from everywhere: the US, Japan, Somalia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Germany, and India! 😉
We were invited to adults movie day in our local library at 6:30 pm last week.
My neighbor and I thought it was such a good idea, saying to ourselves why not. After all popcorn and drinks would be served for free, in addition to a nice company and meeting new people.
The set up was humble, but serving its goal, where a library room was assigned to that. As an entertainment it was ok, few laughs but out of contradicting in charge personnel statements, and situations where the logic had no place.
It had a strong message to the public about how libraries should serve its communities.
When it was 8:08 pm, we had to leave coz we had another commitment at 8:30 pm. Certainly, we will put a hold on that movie to know how it ended up. It raised many questions about homelessness, which was the main theme of the movie, and also it referred to a 2nd time chance which to be given to people who spent time in jail, for a reason or another; some were arrested for some minimal reasons.
All in all, it opened your mind on how people could be living in fear, emptiness, and carelessness due to their given circumstances, and that they could hardly express any of their feelings except through anger and violence coz they were neglected by the society, or looking down at as if they didn’t exist.
As for our story of the grocery store, as I mentioned to you, the guy in front of me was tall in black shirt and pants, wearing glasses and having nothing in his hands, and that the lady in front of him, asked him to move ahead of her cart, thinking that it was ok since he had nothing and she had a whole full cart of goods and supplies. It turned out that she was a teacher, which I knew through her talk to another customer in the line.
A little bit later, a couple were standing behind me in the line, and the female was talking over the phone to someone, telling that she stopped by to get a carton of eggs but she was stuck in that lengthy line, and that it was too late to move to another line. She asked, whoever she was talking to, to be more patient until she came back home. The guy with her told her they could leave without the eggs and that they could get it another day.They were talking loud enough for everyone else to hear it; so I turned around and asked them to go further ahead of me thinking probably there was a kid waiting for them or something. They did and they were very thankful.
It didn’t stop there, that lady who gave up her stop to the guy in black, in turn, asked them also to get in front of her in line after that gentleman who had nothing in his hand.
She continued putting her items on that belt while talking to the couple or others in line. She approached me saying that she would call herself “Dory” the fish. I know that Disney‘s Dory story, but I didn’t really take it seriously, it was just a joke for something that she meant, and I wasn’t sure what it was.Then, it was the turn of the guy in black who had a conversation with the eggs’ couple, and who asked the cashier to get him something from the top shelves next to the ice-cabinet, so the guy got some keys from somewhere and climbed a ladder getting him that white box he requested.
After that, I found him talking to the cashier asking him something to which the reaction of the couple and “Dory” was to say “No way, we didn’t do anything”when he got out of his pocket few $100 bills giving them to that cashier.
He approached the cashier, as if whispering something in his ears, to which the old guy answered: “let’s see to which person those bills would cover”. Everyone was laughing. It was like a game, a joke, or a show. You can call it anything you like.
What do you think of starting your trade/business with all these lovely countries of Europe, Africa, Asia, or other. You’d have quite an array of products made in Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, or Poland, Ukraine, Hungary, Russia, Serbia, Romania, and others. You’d see the difference in taste, style, promotions in your products. For you, it would be quite a change: new taste, new look, new hopes, new gains! 😉
Back to your grocery store. In brief his bills covered up exactly to my purchase, which was really quite amazing, with an extra $20 bill that was given to me. I didn’t know exactly what that guy told the cashiering person, or how much he gave him. I was further away from them when the deal took place, but it was fun.
That’s why, on that day, I said at the beginning of our post that there was still a lot of good in people, but you don’t see it. It’s out there, and it will always be.
Until we chat again, engage with our posts, take an active role, be there with all of us, and remember it’s always, with our hugs and kisses ❤