An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
I had to get out of the house this morning. I had no choice. It wasn’t because of the supposed coming snow storm. The need for toilet paper is a year round thing, don’cha know. So, I’m off, fairly early for me, with 3 specific stops in mind.
First stop. No problem. Easy in and out.
Second stop. Wally World. Now we all know that any trip to Wal Mart is an adventure, and this one ended up being about the same. When I first went in, there were very few people wandering around. Naturally, everything I need is from one side to the other, and since I’m old and slow, it takes me a while. By the time I had gathered the needed items on my Wally World list, plus some extra….naturally, there were fairly long lines to check out, and only 3 to do the checking. Other than the 20 or less lines….they were fully manned, of course. Few people had 20 or less.
This being the South, the threat of a possibility of snow, brings out the ‘best’ in folks, don’t ya know, all looking for those staples of life…..milk, bread…..and beer. *shakes head* Of course, this being the South, no one does anything in half measures, either. If you are going to get one gallon of milk, ya might as well go ahead and get 2 or 3, plus a few cases of beer while you’re at it, right?
After finally getting my purchases paid for, and the cart loaded up to leave, I noticed a fairly young woman with 2 small children walking out at the same time. I can’t help but wonder if the young female has all her marbles? First, it’s flippin’ cold out there! I mean….for southwest West Tennessee….it is COLD! 25 degrees with a wind chill…..well….COLD! DAMN cold! I noticed this foolish female because she has no coat on. Well, that’s her issue. What totally set me off, the toddler had no coat on either, and the baby in the carrier? No coat. I noticed this because the baby wasn’t covered with a blanket either. Honestly, I was surprised to see the baby had on booties! If she hadn’t gotten into her vehicle and taken off, I MIGHT have had to say something….REAL loud. What was surprising, evidently, the older woman with her was granny. Granny was bundled up just fine for the weather conditions. Why didn’t granny smack said young female around and make her put some warm clothing on those kids?
Third stop. Another fairly easy in and out. There are some things I can’t find at Wally World, so have to make an extra trip to Kroger. While pulling out, the big money truck decided he was bigger than me, so had NO problem pulling out right in front of me. Dude didn’t even bother looking to see if anyone was coming. *grumble grumble grumble* But no problem. Temper remains in check. I just smile. *idiot*
Now, comes the fun part! Driving home. Sounds fairly simple, right? Not when it comes to Savannah, TN drivers.
Two left turn lanes.
In the far left turn lane, a man in a four door overpriced GM product. In the near left turn lane, beautiful, brilliant, blogress. The light changes to green, 2 left turn arrows, lit brightly, for all to see. Both vehicles proceed to make the cautious turn to the left, progressing safely…..UNTIL…. Said middle aged male in the overpriced GM vehicle decides to ignore the rules of the road, clearly posted, and pull into the lane of above mentioned beautiful, brilliant, blogress, who, is thankfully, quite observant when behind the wheel of a vehicle, causing said BBB to slam on the brakes, thus avoiding becoming a permanent fixture on the idiot middle aged male’s rear bumper! Said dimwit male even had the gall to look surprised when lovely lady laid on the horn!
JIMINY CRICKETS! Please….would someone tell me just WHY there are so many blithering idiot drivers concentrated in such a small town? SHEESH!
Needless to say, I have survived my foray into the wilds of Savannah, Tennessee, and will keep my hinder planted, safely, in my own little world out here in Podunk! For the time being.