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Tossed Salad Friday

~~ John Kerry is a remarkably calm human being as well as a skilled politician. I’d have popped off quite a few times at the congressional blowhards saying he was “bamboozled” by the Iranians.

~~ This:
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~~ She says, “Hurrying never catches up. It just keeps you dancing out of tune.” How right is that?

~~ Bless a certain massage therapist. She has done what no one ever could before — literally take a weight off my shoulders. For the first time in more than 30 years, my shoulders are not burdened by boulders. file9131343110988 This lack of feeling won’t last long, as I sit at a computer far too many hours, but I’d forgotten how it feels not to be barked at by aching body parts.

~~ The woman wondered if I’d be insulted if she remarked on how strong I seemed. Insulted? Hell, no! I told her that’s a fantastic compliment. She beamed and I happily grinned for the rest of the day.

~~ I am walking down a local street when a cop remarks to me about a possible infraction he spots with my car. I act surprised — I didn’t know that was a problem — and he says, “OK. Take care of it. It’s too hot to write you a ticket.” Yet Sandra Bland was hauled to jail for failing to properly signal?

~~ On that same street, I passed five or six guys doing construction work on a house. Reflexively, I flinched, trying to make myself invisible as I passed (because it was erroneously ingrained in me it’s the one who gets the taunting who’s supposed to hide). However, they barely glanced up as I went by. I realized that I have reached the age when I am both undistinguishable and indistinguishable. I don’t think it’s a bad thing… is it?

~~ This post from a small shop owner made me think about all the times I’ve browsed the wares of an independently owned store and left without buying anything. P1014735At first, I felt a tad guilty for not buying anything — after all, stores like that will fade away if we don’t spend money — but then I thought, do I have to pay what amounts to an admission fee for visiting a store? Is it my fault if there’s nothing in the store I need? http://blog.socialfabrictotnes.co.uk/im-just-browsing-thanks/

Have a wonderful weekend!
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