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I was really struggling with this week's topic until I happened to go out shopping for a short time on Sunday. I was enjoying my little shopping trip, and was waiting to pay for my purchases when this happened . . .
To The Person In The Store Lineup Today
Your voice was loud and rough
As you called the cashier stupid and blind
And said he should wear the flowery dress he went off to price for a customer
Since that customer was not you
You were enraged by the wait
Sputtering what you thought were well-deserved and clever insults
But they were neither
They were the words of a sour, self-centred person
No one wanted to challenge you
In case we became the next target
And we all carefully kept our distance
Sometimes I write serious stuff.
I actually debated about using this incident or even mentioning it, given that writing about it causes me to remember it more clearly and records it for far longer than it would survive just in my brain.
But I decided to use it because I was desperate.
Suffering for my art . . . ha ha
To wash away the bad taste in my (and maybe your) mouth, let's have some funnies:
And that's a wrap for today.
Next week, we'll talk about . . . MUSIC . . .
Have a good week, and thanks for reading!