Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The world moves so fast today...
Some days are slower than others. Some days, people are slower than others.
I think one of my greatest flaws is my impatience. I am rarely standing at parade rest. The world spins quickly on its axis and I spin just as swiftly. Well, today I was spinning away, but it seems like I was the only one.
I went to the post office, thinking it would be an in and out situation since all I had to do was buy stamps. Well, the location I selected (Little Five Points) had no machines inside the post office. When I arrived, three people were in line. I was told to go across the street to the drug store and buy my stamps there. I left the post office only to find that the drug store was out of stamps. I returned to find the line had double from three people to six. I had to wait in line… for forty minutes. There was only one worker behind the counter. When only one customer stood in front of me, I sighed a breathe of relief only to wait… and wait.. and wait. The one customer, an older gentleman, wearing dungaroos, wanted to know how he could retrieve certified mail without the certified flyer. The answer is simple, dunghead… you cannot.
Simple, problem solved, right? Wrong. The nice little lady behind the counter called some special office, was on hold for twenty minutes, got transferred several times, and was then told… you guessed it… no… you cannot retrieve certified mail without the certified flyer.
Later in the day, I head to SchoolBox (a school supply store to purchase an ezgrader) only to stand at the counter for twenty minutes as a nicer little old lady rings up my ONE EZXGRADER and charges me TEN DOLLARS. She rang the grader up three times and had to wait on a manager to correct the problem. Needless to say, I will never visit either of the aforementioned locals again.
I think maybe some of these people had moms like the one I saw Monday night.