We took a ride to Redlands today for a bit of “Window Shopping” to get ideas together for Christmas, when you are Grandparents it is never too early to get all your ducks in a row so to say, yes we got some ideas and had a ball trying to find our way around the huge Toy store and the new Coat factory.
I simply could not believe the number of people out and about today, it seemed we were being overrun by people no matter where we turned, in one store there were a couple of young women pushing their shopping carts around, in which only one was carrying a couple of throw pillows, for the life of me I couldn’t figure why they needed two buggies for the throw pillows nor why they were walking side by side, blocking the aisles so no one could get by them or huffing and puffing when they came up behind you, I suppose it would be too hard for them to have formed a single file line long enough to get by but rather they made everyone uncomfortable by huffing and puffing like you were in their way, I was courteous and tried not to be a nuisance but it seemed no matter where we went there they were either blocking or huffing and puffing behind us, I actually got myself so tired that I just leaned and relaxed myself on my crutches and let them huff and puff for a while until they turned around and went the other direction, rather than fall into line and go around me as they had plenty of room they chose to turn around, some people are just funny because all you can do is laugh at them.
When there are this many people out and about with their friends and family the number of cars around you increases dramatically, especially on the California Freeways, the driving styles and comments coming out of my wife’s mouth is uncountable, pulling out of the Toy store we were followed closely behind by “Oh No You Don’t, You Had Better Think Again” the lady who appeared to be pulling into the same space Cindy was attempting to park in when we first got there, she wisely chose to park beside us but inside the store she and Cindy were eyeballing one another while sliding the rear of the shopping carts around the corners leaving black marks in a semi circle seeing who could get to each section first. Her name was changed as she tailgated us up until we got onto the freeway, switching lanes quickly and finally passing us Cindy sweetly said goodbye to her good friend as she went around us, “It’s about time you got off my… I’ll just leave the rest to your imagination because it wasn’t over with the next word.
Our next encounter was the “Driving Miss Daisy” car that was occupied with an elderly couple going about 50mph and we were blocked behind them being passed by everyone behind us, now to clarify a little here I am thinking this just may be Cindy and I one fine day, it appeared Miss Daisy had gotten tired of being driven and she was now behind the wheel, her husband was sitting on the passenger side smiling at Miss Daisy talking, just like I was at the language coming out of my wife’s mouth, because I could almost hear Miss Daisy saying something like “It’s about time you got off my… as we went around them, to add insult to injury, just as we got past them the traffic ahead of us slowed down suddenly and Miss Daisy switched to the right and gunned it leaving us in her dust, finally catching back up and being blocked by them again going 50mph Cindy looked at me and said “Can You Believe This, Did You See What She Did” I didn’t help the situation any when I said, “Bless her heart now you know that she has just as much right to block traffic on the freeway as you do”, I think I got that look I talked about in my last post right about then.