Travel Observations

Some observations during my recent trip down south:

My husband and I stopped on the turnpike for a breakfast break around noon.  I always bring my own food rather than have to chow down fries or other unhealthy choices, but coffeeI always buy coffee.  I went to the cashier and she said, “What size?”  I said, “Are there free refills?”  She answered in the affirmative.  “Then, why would I pay for a large?” I asked her.  She shrugged and off I went with a small cup that I refilled 3 times.  Duh!

At the same rest stop, I noticed that all the burger fixings at Roy Rogers are free. One can easily bring along a roll and make a delicious sandwich of shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and relish for the price of … nothing!Roys

At our time share we asked how soon our unit would be ready.  “Oh, that depends on what kinds of moves are happening.”  I inquired further.  “Let me see,” said the receptionist, “You are waiting to move into unit 555, which is currently occupied by A who is moving into unit 342 where B is currently staying; B will be moving into 221 where C is packing up to go home.  So, with a triple move, the wait time can be lengthy!” Oy vey.

Have you ever been to a supermarket in an area where many people are temporary residents? In Florida, when I go to Publix, I see numerous people wandering the aisles like zombies, searching for items.  One gets into a trance-like state just trying to find a jar publixof olives, a box of quinoa.  Of course, the people who work in the store are helpful but every time I ask, they insist on walking me to the aisle invariably 7 aisles away from where I started.  And of course my next item is back where I started from.

Finally, we attended a wonderful performance. … Those of you who read a previous blog Performance Great, Audience Stank will remember the awful experience consisting of an offensive smell from an audience member.  Guess what?  Same smell, not as heavy, but this time …  I wasted no time in moving!  I must figure out what that repulsive odor is … a new perfume?  a moisturizer? medicinal cream?  If you know, please let me know.  Thanks.smell

4 Comments

  1. Linda Levine

    Interesting and well written as usual. Coffee idea , smart, as long as minimum wage worker
    Isn’t doing the refilling. I think Roy Roger’s expects his fixing to be eaten with his paid for
    Burgers not by the homeless or people who are taking profits from him ( and his horse)

    • As always, your comments are thoughtful and wise. Both of the above were carried out in the spirit of “Keeping down with the Levines.” 🙂

  2. Too much deodorant, too late?

    • Nope, not a body odor issue; that was the 2nd time; later, at an event at the Quick Center, a third. I think it’s a new product, medication or lotion. Keep your nose tuned and let me know if you come up with anything.

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