Monday, September 12, 2022

Overheard at Booth 3: Grumpy People at the Grocery Store

Last night I had to run out and get coffee, because we realized we were out and knew there wouldn't be any coffee in the morning, so I'm at the grocery store at 9:30 at night, and something just hits me, 'this is great!' I thought, 'I'm out, walking freely, at night, in the dark, buying coffee.'

That's a real blessing!  So many people in the world, even in some places here in America, do not go out after dark.  There are streets where you just do not go.  And coffee is a commodity!  So many people can't afford coffee.  So many people can't just go out and buy what they want to whenever they want to.

And then I saw the faces of the people in the grocery store and I dunno but everyone just looks so GRUMPY.  They all looked miserable, having to be here, getting what they needed.  I wanted to tell them, 'Look people, there are not gangs or armies in the streets, no guards in shotguns in front of the doors, we are all out here AT NIGHT, buying what we want!'

I mean, even the scrawny hippy-lookin' 20-somethings who look like they don't have a penny between them, have a big bag of cat food slung over one arm and a case of Fanta in the other.

This IS freedom ... right there, at a grocery store at 9:30 at night.  And NOBODY seemed to recognize that.

Just ... I dunno.  Just seems like we should all be a bit more grateful.

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