Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The good old days??
I went out to the store after supper and this little excursion spawned this post. Remember the good old days before we were controlled by technology? There were no cell phones. How did we stand it when we couldn't make or receive a phone call anywhere?? And worse, if you are like me and have a smart phone, how did we cope when we couldn't read an email on our phone or (gasp) check out what is happening on facebook from anywhere?? Or the worst....not know immediately when someone has commented on our blogs! The horror!!!! Worse thought, before there was internet and blogs.........Can you imagine the sadness in a blog-free world? (Too terrible to think about)
And remember when we had to carry a large enough quantity of cash to purchase what you need. There were no debit cards or cash machines open 24 hours a day and on every corner. We had to get ourselves to the actual bank, before 3pm when they used to close, and withdraw enough cash to survive until the next time you were forced to stand in a line.....to get your own money!
I rarely have more than $40 cash in my purse. Tonight I had $20. I went to Walmart to buy dog treats. That's all. Well, I walked in and cases of pop were on sale. Hmmm, I should pick some up since I'm here. Then I took a short cut through the cereal aisle on my way to the dog treat destination. That is when things really started to unravel. I saw a box of Captain Crunch. Mmmm, that would be good. I wanted it. And then my friend Kim (Farm Girl's) last comment came into my mind. She told me I should eat whatever I wanted on vacation. So I grabbed the Captain Crunch, all the while very pleased with myself.
Slippery slope ladies. Then I spied those yummy sugar waffle cones for ice cream and some caramel sundae syrup.....Grabbed that too. Salt and Vinegar potato chips.......Yep! Eventually got to the dog treats but by then I was too far gone on the "spoil myself binge". Wandered down another aisle and spied these cute little pink and brown leopard print undies. Well, had to have those! Oh, and last week I bought a bottle of Oil of Olay face cream but Auntie stole it, so I had to get another (to keep my girly complexion in tact)
When I finally got to the cashier we got into this discussion about how bad it was in the good old days when you needed a wallet full of cash to shop. I told her I had just come in for dog treats! She looked at my 4 bags full of stuff and burst out laughing!
So the point of all this is it is Farm Girl's fault but I am happily listening to my friend and eating whatever I want on vacation!!
Tomorrow I am going to take a quick trip to Moncton to look at crafty supplies and go have lunch. It will be my little me-time break. Maybe I might find an idea for a soon to be announced giveaway......