Apr 19, 2008

In the Dark

This is my Guy de Maupassant rose bush. The flowers take a long time to open and are like an Old Garden Rose form. Very unlike what we expect roses to look like in the United States.

The most important news of the day is that Mrs. Sneed and I are celebrating our thirty-ninth wedding anniversary today. Happy anniversary, Mrs. Sneed.

I had to work today, like all Saturdays. The only good thing about it is that I get off work at four, instead of six.

The adventure for the day was when a car knocked down a power pole, and killing the electricity to the neighborhood. We spent the afternoon trying to wait on customers in semi-darkness. The cashiers had to keep track of all the sales by paper and pencil until the registers came back on. It was not unlike a hardware store from a century ago.

The cashiers were processing credit card transactions with an imprint machine. I haven't seen one of those in years and our eighteen-year-old cashier had never seen one. Time flies I guess.

Any thoughts that the employees had about an early closing were quickly dashed by the manager. When I left at fourish, the power was still off. The show must go on.

Things in this blog represented to be fact, may or may not actually be true. The writer is frequently wrong, sometimes just full of it, but always judgmental and cranky


Coffee Messiah said...

After the Quake in '89 our local store kept their doors open without electricity for days. He also was one of the few who sold items at regular price, not the "inflated, I can take advantage of you" prices that many did.

There's much to say about pen to paper.....what will this generation do when they have to do some figuring without all their doo-dads?

alicesg said...

Congratulations on your 39th wedding anniversary. That is so wonderful. The flowers are so lovely.

Kurt said...

I'm impressed that the store still had an old credit card thingee. Happy Anniversary!

d. chedwick bryant said...

Happy Anniversary to the Lovely Sneed Couple-- You are role models!

the rose is gorgeous.

Dan Wayne Sims said...

Sounds like the best time to "shop" in your store and I missed it--

Happy Anniversary --You are a very lucky man.

tut-tut said...

Happy belated anniversary; the 19th happens to be my birthday. An auspicious date indeed.

phd girl said...

Happy Anniversary !

Years ago I had the chance to acquire a green rose-- I think it was an old variety china tea rose --the flowers were green. I passed it by and have always wondered about it.

Steve said...

I didn't even know stores still had those imprint machines hanging around. God, I hated those things when I was a cashier.