Is It Safe To Gnaw Through The Straps Now? (ericcoleman) wrote,
Is It Safe To Gnaw Through The Straps Now?
ericcoleman

The Foreman Award For Excellence In Humanity

In-Convenience Store Week

So, these were things that happened to me last week, both of which struck me as deeply silly.

The root of all dumbness
I never understand the idea of carrying around one's life savings at all times. Especially when it consists of many many 100 dollar bills. I was getting a soda one morning and the fellow in front of me was attempting to buy a Mountain Dew and a donut with a 100 dollar bill. It wasn't so much that he tried to buy them, but that he was genuinally pissed when the woman told him that she couldn't give him 98 dollars in change for his purchase. He then reached into his wallet and pulled out two ones and stomped out of the building.

There aren't supposed to be cars on the street
SAME DAY, yup it was a special day. As I headed into town to go to work I realized I was low on gas, so I stopped to get some. This particular gas station is on what passes for a major corner in Ames IA. The north south light went red and a guy squealed into a turn and through the gas station parking lot. He came to the other side to find ... guess what ... MOVING TRAFFIC !!! Yup, he got stuck there for longer than he would have if he had waited for the light. The language coming from his car was wonderful.
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