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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

can you believe??

That Labor Day is next week?  Where did this summer go?  Honestly, the quickest summer I ever saw pass.  Weren't we just celebrating Fourth of July?

So we go to the store on Saturday, determined to make things right.  We owed for that one ear of corn and I was determined to take care of business.  I wrote it on the list so I wouldn't forget it, because if its not written on the list, I'm more than likely to forget it. Darn that getting old.

Our regular cashier had the day off.  Some new guy I had not seen before took care of us.  We have a card, like a lot of supermarkets, that you get discounts if you use the card.  Someone (not me) lost the card.  To get extra discounts, we needed a particular number. I bring that number with us and ask the cashiers to punch in that number so we can get discounts.  A penny saved is a penny earned, right?

So I asked the cashier to key in our number. He says "no problem."  Then I explain the week before we got 6 ears of corn instead of 5 ears of corn for a dollar.  We want to make it "right."  He is a little taken back, but this week corn is six ears for 2 dollars, so each ear is basically 34 cents.  He keys it in and tells us that. We say "go it" and we take care of that extra ear of corn. All is good.  I know more than likely we get over charged more than we know it, but if I know I should pay for something, I'm going to try to do it.

Things are so status quo.  Nothing new, nothing different. We get up, we do this, we do that.  We end the day just the same.  Its good.  Its routine.  Its mundane, but its okay.  I'll take that over stress and strain and anxiety and pain.

This I know.

Koda is spoiled. Always has been, always will be.

God is good.  All the time, no matter what.

I can live with both.

I can accept both.

I just have no idea where this year went, do you?

37 comments:

Sue Elvis said...

Betty,

I think I'd have done the same as you as far as the corn goes. It would have been nagging at the back of my mind otherwise. 34 cents is a small price to avoid that. I bet the cashier remembers you. Not many customers would come back and admit their mistake.

Koda is spoilt with love, just as we are by God. No problem there!

TARYTERRE said...

The important thing is you feel better about the corn situation. Good for you fixing it. Having a spoiled pet is the name of the game. Koda is a sweetie pie. Spoiling is necessary. But you're right this year has flown by. Where did the time go? It's a mystery, for sure.

Bijoux said...

I saw Christmas stuff at the store a few weeks ago. Boo! No one dreads the approach of fall and winter more than me.

lyndagrace said...

I hope that Labor Day is really not the end of summer. By that I mean weather wise, of course. Last winter is still too fresh in my memory. It was brutal.

To tell you the truth, I’m not sure I would have fessed up to an extra ear of corn. Unless, of course, it was a small local market. And probably if it was a local farm market, they probably would have told me to forget about it.

yaya said...

Good for you for taking care of the corn. Honesty is always the best policy. I always joke that if I'm going to hell it won't be for a little thing...I'm going for the big heist! (Or in your case a whole dozen ears of corn!) This whole year has flown by...enjoy the rest of the Summer

Linda said...

To the status quo! God Bless. Glad all is well, no earth shaking around your parts.

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah it just flew by indeed this year. Better than I, I never would have paid the 20 cents lol they rip us off enough, so it more than evens out. Nothing wrong with mundane either, take that any day over stress and work crap.

Joanne Noragon said...

Back in the days before EZ Pass on the toll roads there were coin baskets on the TriState through Illinois. My friend would hand me the correct change to toss in the basket. After one toll gate I heard her say "I think I was a dime short." At the next gate I took time to look. She had put the extra dime in my hand.

Dana said...

This was indeed a short summer. I can't believe that my kids have to go back to school next week!

I'm glad you got the corn situation straightened out. I would have done the same thing. :)

Have a happy week!

Jeanie said...

I am with you on appreciating the "status quo" days. It is always good when there is nothing bad going on.

Jerralea said...

I love status quo days because I love my life. If you think you don't, just wait until something happens and then you long for the good old days!

Glad you got the corn taken care of! I agree with one of your readers, .34 is worth it to not think about it any more.

Sharon said...

Time is a funny thing. My hubby and I just got home from a Western festival that we go to every August. When we got there, we commented that we couldn't believe that it had already been a year since we'd been there. And yet, my Dad's passing in January seems like years ago.

I'm just glad that all of time, and every moment of my life, is in the hands of the Lord!

GOD BLESS!

jack69 said...

I love it when you spin a tale. Interesting, and I am sure the new guy was taken a back. to be hones I am not crazy about the cards and coupons. Traveling we hit so many different stores. I am always the one when I think they ask for a card I shake my head no, Then Sherry will smile, and from her key chain will produce one of 'fifty' discount cards she has collected. (smile)

Yeah, we too are sorta missing the year........ HA!

Kat said...

Excellent. I love that you did that. I probably would have too or it would have eaten at me. Well done. :)

And yes, this summer just whizzed by. I have no idea where the time went. I can't believe school is starting in 6 days. So sad. :(

Carol Noren Johnson said...

Yep, Ziggy is a spoiled dog also.

Where did the year go? It's not over!! I tell you, girlfriend, you spent your year thoughtfully commenting on the blogs of others. Maybe I am a bit of reality TV for you. I love playing Words With Friends with you also.

Have a great Labor Day!

Hugs,
Carol

SweetMarie said...

Time is going by way too fast! I'm not sure what we're doing this weekend, but I know grilling will be involved. :)
Enjoy your day!

Stephanie Faris said...

I'm like you--I'd want to make it right. I may have mentioned this, but I tried to do that at Kroger when I accidentally went home without paying for bottled water on my cart. $2.99--you'd think I'd asked them to perform brain surgery!

Liz A. said...

My professor said the same thing in class last night--that this summer just sped by. Glad you took care of the corn even though it turned into more of a hassle. Can you get a new card?

susie said...

I can never keep track of Memorial Day and Labor Day. I reverse them.
:-):-)

Megan Whitson Lee said...

I love these conclusions to which you arrive at the end of this post. I agree with all of them. I can echo them (our dogs are TERRIBLY spoiled), and I also think there is something WONDERFUL about the routine and the mundane. We don't appreciate it nearly enough.

Chatty Crone said...

God is good all the time - all the time God is good.
Sweet you paid for the corn.
I'll take mundane over stress and strain and anxiety and pain too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Routine is good.
Have a nice Labor Day.

Martha@SeasideSimplicity said...

Glad you have cleared your mind about the corn. I know it wasn't a big deal either way but if it bothered you enough to mention it to begin with it's all better now :)

Routine and mundane is definitely wonderful compared to stress, strain and anxiety!!

I remember hearing this saying somewhere years ago, "life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer to the end we get the faster it goes" always though it was so funny - funny but so true!

Veronica Lee said...

Over here, we celebrate Labour Day on the 1st of May. I totally agree with you, Betty. Life flies by way too fast!

Intense Guy said...

Winter was so long (here) and spring was a couple weeks late - all the flowers and trees bloomed and leaf'ed (is that a word?) 2-3 weeks late.. add the early labor day... and I think summer was short by about month!!

:) I'm glad the corn is settled.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This definitely was the quickest summer ever!! I am looking forward to the three-day weekend next week :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

No I can't believe it and I fear how quickly the rest of the year is going to go by! Glad to hear that you took care of your corn issue and liked your list of "this I know."
Debby

Liz A. said...

I awarded you a little something over at my blog: http://lawsofgravity.blogspot.com/2014/08/liebster-award-part-2.html

Birgit said...

This year seemed to go by so fast and i can't believe that it is only 4 months until Christmas! We just have to breathe in the great air, give our doggies big hugs and enjoy every minute

Juli G said...

I have no idea where this year went. When you find it can you let me know?

*sigh*

It doesn't help that people are Pinning Christmas things already on my Pinterest boards, and that I booked a get away for New Years Eve already. :)

Mevely317 said...

I know, right?! It seems we were just celebrating the New Year when 'someone' hit the fast-forward button.

You've such a way with words, Betty ... I really enjoyed hearing how the story of the came out -- and I hope your honesty gave that cashier a renewed faith in human-kind! :)



Mevely317 said...

Yikes! Brain skip!
That was supposed to read, "... how the story of the truant corn on the cob came out."

Betty Draper said...

Making things right here on earth makes our Father proud for He did the same thing for us. Mankind was did wrong, so God had to make it right through His Son. Good post.

Linda said...

Funny, just the opposite happened yesterday, realized when boiling on stove at my mom's that there were only 5. (6 corn for $3 at farmer's market.) Helping make salsa today. Visited waterfall Labor Day and the water was gushing. Enjoy the Fall season!

Grammy Staffy said...

You make me smile.... what a good example you are. I wish everyone had your honesty. Good for you.

Thank you for visiting my blog and being so supportive. Your comments mean a lot to me. Thank you for being my blog friend.

Have a great week. Hugs, Lura

Secret Agent Woman said...

I honestly don't know that I'd go to that much trouble over an ear of corn, but good for you.

And yes, the time is flying by.

Linda said...

Betty!!! I have missed you!

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