Wednesday, July 4, 2018

mystery shopping

Happy 4th of July to my American friends!  Happy Wednesday, everyone else!

We have no plans for today other than to try to stay cool.  I even forgot to put the flag out until I visited Joey's blog, and he's a Brit!  Thankfully, Magnum was on top of flag displaying today, and we appear to be in the spirit.

Not surprisingly, fireworks are a major no-no this year with all the high fire danger and wildfires burning all around us.  We're used to it, but we usually hear criminals setting things off around this time of year.  This year, I've heard next to nothing. 

That, and the fact that the holiday falls on a Wednesday, makes it feel like sort of a non-event.  Do you take Monday and Tuesday off?  Thursday and Friday?  Just take the Wednesday mid-week break?  Which day to get drunk?

I took Meego clothes shopping last night.  It's not something we do very often at all.  I guess that's one of the blessings of having stereotypical male children who only think about getting clothes when they realize they've nearly run out of them. 

We were at a Aeropostale in the mall, and I was just hanging out because my opinion makes zero impact.  The one employee in the store was SO familiar to me, but I could not place her.  I figured it would dawn on me eventually, but I'm still wondering this morning. 

I asked Meego if he knew her, and he didn't, so I've concluded that she was a student from the high school where I'd worked last fall.  She wasn't in any of my classes, so maybe she was an office assistant or some other peripheral being. 

Or maybe dementia is setting in.  When is the 4th of July?


Chatty Crone said...

Boy do I recognize a 17 year old when I hear all that - teehee. I have a grandson just like him.
Happy 4th with no fireworks.

LL Cool Joe said...

Haha thanks for the shout out! I must admit that the 4th of July celebrations from fellow American bloggers appear to have been much more low key this year. Maybe it's Trump's fault. Yeah let's blame it on him. :D

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

I love this Meme!
And you're right it is weird in the middle of the week.

Unknown said...

Dementia.... that horrible D word...

As a person who love a facile mind, forgetfulness is something i inflict on myself sometimes (forgetting horrible people, events) but became fearful if essential things are forgotten.

I hate firecrackers (loud) but not fireworks (lovely to see).