Trade-in? I think not! – I found something that has less value than a recently purchased car – a recently purchased cell phone. I had to buy a new one for my carrier change. My old phone, which is a one year old android, was nifty. I really liked it. None of the trade-in places would give it a second look. One place offered me $2. Really? Has hardly any miles on it!
Speaking of cell phones – I got my new one. I wish they were all alike. I was unable to transfer my contacts although it said it did (lying to me is not a good way to start a relationship). I will need to work through the instructions and watch videos to get it set up the way I want. Tried to delete a number the way my old phone did and instead I dialed it. Then I couldn’t figure out the “end” icon. Why don’t they standardize?
New words – When I come across a page of product reviews, I always check the top to see if it says “advertisement.” I found a new term. In a magazine I get regularly, the word “advertorial” was used instead. Again…really?
Meltdown in aisle 1 – The Starbucks I frequent is always busy. This time of year, with seasonal specials, it can be crazy busy. I was in earlier this week. The drive-through was so long I went inside to wait in an equally long line. As I neared the counter, the barista at the cash register, screamed for someone to come out of the back room. “I can’t take this! I haven’t had a day off (with huge tears running down her face).” This is the first time I have seen this at my Starbucks but I’m not surprised. Anyone in retail who survives the holiday season without a meltdown or getting sick deserves something special. By the way, I haven’t seen her since. Perhaps she won the lottery.
“What two’s it three’s it” – That’s a saying my mother always used when someone died. I have had two deaths in ten days. Now I am terrified that there will be yet another one before the year is up. It will be unexpected as no one I know is terminally ill so ya’all be careful out there.**
**After I prepped this for posting, I heard that my neighbor from my last house died on Friday. That makes three. Mom was rarely wrong.