We are going to begin with the Accomplishment Du Jour news tonight. (And I have to type fast, then edit and correct even faster, I’ve been delayed and am horribly behind already.) I finished that last kit! (Again.) Took it in today and she didn’t have any more for me. (She is chronically unorganized, and said there were some others “around here someplace” that she wanted me to do, but she couldn’t find them. No wonder crap gets stolen.)
After I left her shop I stopped in to another one next door. This has been a vacant spot for months, and the business just moving in used to be on the other side of the building (it’s an odd mall-type arrangement, difficult to explain, just play along). There were some adorably cute purses in one of the windows, so I stepped in. It was immediately apparent that I had to put on my “You Are So Unbelievably Ignorant And Must Be Taught Some Shit” hat.
This idiot could not have BEEN more rude and judgemental. I, however, was fabulously gracious and kind. (No really, I was.) Here’s our conversation, and I am SO not kidding:
Me ~ Hi, your new place looks great.
Asshat ~ Uh. (Staring at me, I was in shorts and a tank top, all ink visible.) Your tattoos. I bet you think you have too many.
Me ~ (Thinking, REALLY?! You SERIOUSLY just said this to someone?! Out loud?!) Nope, actually I think I never have enough. You have some beautiful things here.
Asshat ~ But I’m sure you’re going to be sorry you have all of those.
Me ~ Still no. It’s taken me decades to get here. These bags you have here are really nice.
Asshat ~ What are you going to do when you want to get rid of them?
Me ~ Not likely to happen since I always seem to want more. How do you like your new location?
Asshat ~ Uh. Well. It’s okay.
Me ~ Your displays are lovely. I stitch the displays next door, so I’m here quite a bit. (Big smile, right in his fucking face, the ignorant shit heel.)
Asshat ~ Umm, when I get all of my shelving up, I guess it’s going to be okay.
Me ~ Great. Well good for you. Hope you do really well here. See you soon! Have a wonderful day!
And I left. While he stood there in all of his former ignorance just staring at me with his stupid slack-jawed mouth hanging open. This is not the first time I’ve had an encounter like this, but it HAS been quite a while (and not nearly as incessant). I am going to make it a point of stopping in there every freaking time I am even in the area. Just to mess with him. And NEVER to buy one gawdamn thing. (No, he was not just an employee, he was the store owner, about my age, and really, he simply should have known better.)
My evening wander around the neighborhood was much more about temperatures than it was about smells this time. There were some really obvious warm and cold sections I walked through. Which seemed odd, being all out of doors and all. But fascinating too.
This is a golf ball. On a hill. Why it wasn’t rolling I cannot imagine. After I took its picture, I kind of pushed it with my foot. But it didn’t move as far as I thought it should. No, I did not pick it up. I have no pockets in my yoga pants, and I’m already carrying the mermaid water bottle and my camera.
This small family was RIGHT in front of me before I even realized it. I had just seen some turkeys, and as I got closer they slowly moved farther away. But these guys didn’t seem to care about me in the least. So obviously I had to photograph them.
Then I snapped this one. Can you see how much they do NOT care whether I have “too many” tattoos or not? Sometimes animals are so much more sensible than people.
We have a new card deck now! The Magical Mermaids and Dolphins have (finally) joined our rotation. (I think this is the post where I introduced them.) I am so excited they’ve finally come up.
“Dream Big ~ Let go of small thoughts about yourself! See yourself succeeding!
In the past, you may have seen yourself as insignificant. This card asks you to release any thoughts or feelings of inferiority. Truly believe that you are utterly qualified for any endeavor you can dream about!
Write down a list of your fears about moving forward, and then ‘drown’ those fears by putting the paper into a bucket or large bowl of water. Then, take a cleansing shower, bath, or swim. The water seals your new way of seeing yourself … as you are in truth: an equal to all other children of God.”
Okay, well that was at once very Pagan-y and very Doreen-like. Interesting! I think this is going to be a fun deck to explore. (Just wish she hadn’t mentioned swimming though, that was simply cruel.) But, the over all message is perfectly valid. Yay mermaids and dolphins!