And there is the fact that my stomach this morning was an empty abyss that I apparently could not fill until I’d nibbled all my lunch away, so when ACTUAL lunchtime came I went to Subway to get that vegetable soup I had on Sunday- it was yummy. Of course, they didn’t have it today. There were a million billion thousand trillion people out everywhere I went, as if there was some giant calling to everyone to go to every store at the same time, so a good chunk of my lunch hour was whittled away waiting for very slow pedestrians to take leisurely strolls across the walkways in front of lines of cars waiting to take up all the available parking spots.
I stopped at a grocery store for emergency chocolate.
But what this is all really about is (I have a point, really! I am not just vomiting complaints!), sometimes dorky things can make you happy in the dorkiest of ways, and sometimes it takes just one tiny thing to pick up a sour mood. I find it kind of cool.
As I’m walking to my car from the grocery where I’ve had to park pretty far away and I’m almost smacked by a Mercedes in reverse, I’m almost done with my emergency dark-chocolate-milky-way-because-it-is-3-grams-of-fat-less-than-the-regular-milk-chocolate-one chocolate because I’m THAT crabby, and I plop into my Mazda. Next to me is a girl with perfect sand-blonde coils for hair, my age probably, in her little dark red car with the moonroof open and too-loud music going, and she’s got on designer sunglasses, biting away at chicken nuggets with a fork. She seemed oblivious to the whole world. Just parked there, I thought she was waiting for someone inside the store but she wasn’t because she just drove off right before I did, like she'd just kind of pulled off into this parking lot under this tree and this was her five minutes of being still for the day. But it just reminded me so much of my headcanon of Alfred from Hetalia that I HAD to smile, and I HAD to share.
So today was one of those days…a Friday, which is welcome of course!, but time going by at the speed of viscous concrete. We’re sending out payments to our vendors today so I am of course busier than usual, more numbers to crunch, more papers to shuffle- not that I find that particularly stressing- I love my job. Just looking to five o’clock and the weekend with a very expectant face. :)