It was touch and go when I pulled into a full parking lot you can usually just drive across. I almost went right back out.It seems Hank’s “gauge“ got filled up quite a bit on that trip.
Never seen that Safeway that full either. Every checkstand was working, store employees stocking shelves along with reps in every isle.
I was blocked in with my hotdogs(Hebrew Nat.) and keilbasa in the cart trying to back out, by the blonde grabbing dogs(Farmer Johns).
Happened again at the Tillamook ice cream freezer. The Blonde. That's when I asked where she was from, the accent. She laughed apologized for the crashes and said Heber ,in a light brit accent. Good laugh.
West London, 30 years ago. Vacation place in Heber. No ring. Well dressed casual. Nice smile.
I had showered and clean jeans & denim shirt, but have not mowed the face in a week. Left the pistol in the truck too. Did not freak out when there was only maple bars left, lucky me. Said hello to folks I knew and was in a zen zone.
It could have gone bad. I have avoided crowds for years.
I avoided staring at her in the checkstand. I avoided looking at anyone...lol.
I did talk to a neighbor who is the manager and was bagging. She asked if I had gotten some rains? Yep,nice and green. We both said ,"Bring it", when the thunder cracked over the store.
Life is like a Pie Shop. You never know what is available, but you could wind up with 3 different slices.