Why is it that the grocery cart in front of you at the checkout line always has more enticing, luscious food than your cart? It always looks like a party or a great dinner and mine looks like toilet paper and cleaning supplies. Even if I bought strawberries, theirs would look better, their apples redder. They buy that whole wheat bread with the lumpy grain on top that I hate. It looks so good in their cart that I want a bite. One time I asked if I could come to their party. (Seriously I did that!)
A recent dinner out reminded me of a conversation I had with a woman I used to work with. Her husband always ordered the same thing at a Chinese restaurant. After many years of this she commented that he should be adventurous and try something new. He looked at her and responded (with a twinkle) that he liked to stay with what he loved. How could that not melt your heart?
When I worked in Human Resources I met with a new supervisor and her superior who had, let’s say a different management style. There was a new employee that was wasn’t doing well. The superior started down the road of setting up a trap so we could fire the employee. Before I could say anything (yes, that is so wrong!) the new supervisor said, “Why don’t we just tell her what she’s doing so she can fix it.” It was the best day! The superior was eliminated shortly afterward while the new supervisor moved up several times.
My food cravings are seasonal. There is no doubt about it. Come fall I’m all up for pumpkin anything, soups and root vegetables. Easing into spring its lemon meringue pie, berries and melons (goodbye apples), and veggies like asparagus and salads. Then there are potato chips. Chips have no season. They are a year round vegetable that I love (seriously they are potatoes you know).
I have Sirius radio in my car. There are three stations I listen to. (Yes they are variations on oldies songs.) Why is it that when one station has a song I really don’t like, so do the other two? Is this a conspiracy?
What revelations have you had recently?