Alpo Posted March 2 Share Posted March 2 When I was a kid my folks had this corkscrew. And it was the best designed corkscrew I'd ever seen. So when I was in my mid twenties, and decided that I would drink wine occasionally, I went shopping for a corkscrew like that. Found one, in a specialty cooking equipment store. Cost $14 or $15 I believe. Then Daddy died, then Mama died, and I took their corkscrew and gave it to my daughter, because it's the best designed corkscrew there is. Then mine somehow grew legs and walked away. For a few years I used the corkscrew on my Swiss Army knife, but I got tired of that and went shopping for another corkscrew. And like the first time, I found them at specialty cooking utensil stores. Between $40 and $50. Yowser. I don't drink that much wine. I will continue using my Swiss Army knife. Yesterday I need to make a return to Amazon. To do this I take the package to Kohl's. So I head down there about 9:15. Discover that, even though the parking lot is lop slopping full, they ain't open. They don't open until 10:00. Hmmm. I also needed to go to Home Depot, so I turn around and go back to Home Depot. Find what I want and go to check out. There are no cashiers. Every register in the store is self checkout. And I just stand there and look at them for a while, and someone asked if I was finding what I was looking for. I told him I was looking for a register with a cashier. He told me that that gentleman over there - and he pointed - would be glad to help me. And he was. He took me to the self-checkout register and he checked me out. Then I go back to Kohl's. It is 2 minutes to 10:00. So I'm standing by the door waiting for them to open. By my watch it was 10 minutes after when they finally came and opened the door. Apparently by a lot of other people's watches also, because there was 15 or 20 people waiting on the door to open. I go over to the Amazon return desk. The lady has not yet booted up her computer, so I wait. And I wait. That computer doesn't work so she tries another one. And I wait. She calls for assistance and they bring her a third one. That one works and they take my return. Now I'm thinking about brunch. Have not had breakfast yet and it's approaching I'm hungry time. So I go to the Chinese buffet. There are no hours listed on the buffet door. But I see people going in. All the people I see going in Oriental. So I go up and go in, and I go around the corner and there ain't no food on the buffet. And they finally have the hours listed, inside the restaurant. 11:00 to 2:30. It's 10:30. Damn. So I go out and look up and down the strip mall, and I see a Beal's outlet store. I can probably kill a half hour there. Nope. Very little interesting. I saw everything there was in there to see, and it's only 10:45. When I come out of Beal's, I noticed that the store next to it is a Salvation Army thrift Shop. I go in there and start perusing. I have finally finished everything in the store, and I'm walking up beside the silverware. And there is one of those corkscrews. Marked $1.99. When I go to check out, their credit card machine is down. Fortunately I actually had some green stuff in my wallet, and I was able to buy the corkscrew. And by then the restaurant was open. The day started off badly, but it improved. 5 1 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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