So I go to Alamosa yesterday to take our water samples from campground wells to the lab for the monthly testing.
Next I shop for groceries at Safeway and then go have lunch with my friend Salai (Sa-lay-a) at the San Luis Valley Brewing Company where we shared a 1/2 pound hamburger, brew fries and each had a glass of their homemade root beer. We caught up with each other’s news and then I was off to get toilet paper for the campgrounds at Valley Meat….yes, I know that sounds funny to be going to a meat company to get your toilet paper, but they sell janitorial supplies as well.
As I had called ahead and ordered what I wanted I figure it would be fast and simple…..didn’t work out that way. I went in to claim my order, signed off on the receipt and as I was walking to the company truck noticed that they had given me the wrong brand of toilet paper. So I told the stockman to take it back and that I wanted the other brand. I walked back inside and the lady redid the order and I signed off on another receipt…got in the truck and took off.
I stopped at Evergreen Nursing Home to see my friend Naomi and give her some cherries I brought for her. Took her outside to sit in the sun for a few minutes and then said my goodbyes. As I walked to the truck I noticed the tailgate of the truck was down….horrors the two cases of toilet paper weren’t there!!!!
I called Jim and we decided I best call the police and report it, which I did. I also called our company’s headquarters to report the “theft”. Was told to make out an Incident Report and note the police report number. While I waited for the police to show up I called Valley Meat to order more toilet paper. I said “you’ll never guess what just happened to me. Someone stole those 2 cases of toilet paper I just bought from you.” Next I heard, “No, no there wasn’t any theft. Our stockman didn’t have enough time to remove the wrong brand and put in the other brand before you pulled away. We didn’t have your phone number to call and tell you. We have the two cases of toilet paper right here waiting for you.”
Oh, goodness sakes alive. I hadn’t even checked to make sure the toilet paper was in the back of the truck before pulling away. OK, so now the police have arrived and I have to explain my stupidity; next I call Jim back and explain…..but then I had to call the company headquarters and admit my mistake…UGH!!!!!! Happily we all had a big laugh at my expense.
While visiting Naomi she said “Oh, you want to hear about the excitement I had last week?” Now, Naomi is 94 years old, so what kind of “excitement” can you have in a nursing home? Oh, just wait and keep reading……
Seems Naomi woke up in the middle of the night one day last week for no apparent reason. She looked over and saw a naked man sitting in her chair by the bed. He was just sitting there looking lost. Naomi rang the nurse’s bell and an attendant came and took care of the situation, taking the man away. Naomi wasn’t hurt in any way, just a bit upset.
So the next day the story made the rounds of the facility and one of the residents asked Naomi “what did the man look like?” Naomi smirked, yes, smirked in retelling me the story, she said “I don’t know, I wasn’t looking at his face!!!”
Go ahead and enjoy your laughter – I sure laughed my head off.
Remember, you are loved.