First off – I was practically beaming with excitement reading your comments about Teddie’s new muscular self. It’s so exciting that even non horse people can see the huge difference – so I definitely had a proud mom moment with each one 🙂
Secondly – Sarena enlightened me as to the soy sauce situation! Makes so much sense now – flavor and sodium. I got the flavor part (but still hate it) although I never thought it would have to do with sodium, but I did also find it odd that most of the recipes didn’t call for salt. Well, now both my questions have been answered! Thanks, lady 🙂
But – moving on to the day. My boss has always maintained, ever since I can remember, that Full Moons bring out the most…interesting…of customers. We can always tell when one is coming or when one is happening based on the sanity of our customers. I’ll fully admit that I’m probably a little more out there than some people. I blame it on being artsy. It’s not a bad thing. It just is. So, we get a lot of people like that – no big deal, they’re all fun and easy to deal with.
Then there’s days like today.
I noticed my boss’s sly grin and skeptical eye expression right off the bat this morning, shortly after him hanging up the phone.
“What’s that look for?” I ask.
“Full moon,” is his simple response.
And that’s all he needs to say for me to realize what’s in store for us.
Some completely sane and some strange customers later, we notice a tractor trailer idling outside the building, and had been for quite a while. After a good fifteen minutes of this, my boss goes to investigate.
We’d become their stopping place so that they could fax back and forth documents.
Let me say one thing: I hate judging people, and rarely do I do so. Which is probably contradictory to what I’ve said earlier about crazy people, but that’s based more on what I think of people after getting a while dealing with them and finding out what they’re all about. What I’m talking about in this situation is judging people based on appearance.
The man we dealt with had me shaking in my boots, made the hair on the back of my neck stand, and I just wanted to go running from my position at the cash register to the back of the workspace.
After our first interaction, I buried myself with work in the back.
What I don’t get is why tractor-trailer drivers choose to let their engine run for a good two hours (at the minimum – I’m not joking) rather than shutting it off.
I could go for some more enlightenment. I don’t want to get too detailed because I don’t want to come across as rude and offensive – but that certainly had me rattled for the majority of the afternoon. I will say, though, that I think I’m a pretty good judge of character. People don’t typically creep me out, and I think today was the first time I ever felt like something was just off about the entire situation.
Luckily, though, that was all after a lunch that I was able to thoroughly enjoy. I even ate outside today, soaking up the beautiful rays of sunshine and enjoying the gentle, cool breeze. Well, until a line of traffic got backed all the way up so that cars were at a standstill, thus allowing for a man in a truck to enjoy watching me consume said sandwich. I’m guessing he was jealous.
Consumed with lunch was a delightful bowl of nectarines, plain greek yogurt, honey, and wheat germ. This was delightful. And hey, guess what! I bought gas for just $1.89/gallon this morning because my mom and I spend too much money on groceries 😀 Yeah – I’m a geek. That made my day.
Unfortunately, I think my appetite may have missed the memo and I felt like I’d hardly made a dent in my sweet potato-beanball sub. That’s not to say it wasn’t drool-worthy, however. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every bite before heading out to play with the ponies.
Luckily, full moons didn’t affect my food or horses/ponies today 🙂
Anybody else have any full moon experiences? At least, I’m pretty sure it’s a full moon – I didn’t see it on the calendar I was looking at, but based on the people who walked through the door, I’d believe it.