Daily Archives: June 18, 2018

Like Sands Thru The Hourglass . . .

I left for my clients this morning about 30 minutes early so I could stop off at the local WalMart to drop off my bad tire to have them mount a new one on it.  Then I could come back later and have them swap it out  on the truck.

But it was all for naught. This WalMart normally seems pretty good, with a lot of checkouts open and  well-stocked shelves. But their automotive department is just pitiful.

They had a room full of customers and only one of the three terminals manned. When I got there they were just finishing up with one customer, with next one right in front of me. But there everything pretty much stopped.

The customer and the service guy would talk for a few minutes and the service guy would disappear for 10 minutes or so, then come back and it would start all over again. And by this time the waiting area was starting to fill up with people. Worse they were letting anybody come in and check out, even with no automotive items, just groceries.

So finally after about 35 minutes, I left, as well as a number of other customers who were tired of waiting.

Work today consisted mostly of me trying to anticipate and then prepare for what could go wrong while I’m gone, as well as being sure that they had plenty of labels printed up and copies of the instructional DVD’s made. I we’ll see if I have everything covered.

Coming home I  stopped off at the nearby NTB Tire place, dropped off my tire, and was out the door in less than 10 minutes. And I have an appointment tomorrow morning to have it installed. Should have done this to start with.

Getting home I loaded up the truck with  just about the last of the stuff for the storage room and we headed out. But our first stop was up in Webster to have dinner at East Star Chinese Buffet once again.

East Star Plate 3

They really go all out, with shrimp, oysters, crawfish, crablegs, steak, and all the standard stuff, too. And they’re constantly bringing out small batches to refill the serving trays, so everything’s always hot and fresh.

One of the best Chinese Buffets we’ve eaten at.

Then it was off to, first Sam’s Club for a prescription, then WalMart for a few things for our trip, and then the storage room on the way home to drop off our cargo.

Time is short and we still have a lot to do before we leave.

Thought for the Day:

This is your life and it’s ending one minute at a time. Plan accordingly.


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