When I got out of the pool, I went to the shower, and noticed that in the women's locker room, there were eight showers and three hooks for towels. There was absolutely no other place to hang a towel than those three hooks, and they were all occupied. I stood and tried to find a way to throw my towel over the top of the shower and it wouldn't work. I pondered placing it on the wet floor, but ix-nayed that idea. Finally a woman came along and took her towel off a hook and I was able to put my towel on the hook and take my shower. Maybe standing around naked in a public place makes me irritable, I don't know...
I talked to the young man at the front desk as I was leaving, and he looked at me like I was nuts. Another young man came along, his name badge said "technician," and he said he would get hooks installed on the outside of all of the shower stalls. I told him that would be wonderful and thanked him. I can't believe I am the first person to ever suggest such a thing?
Then I went to the grocery store. There were at least 5 staff watching me struggle with the "U-Scan-It" machine. They had to correct all my errors. They had to tell the computer that I brought my own bag. They had to come over and read the code on the tomatoes for me. They had to come over and read the code on the grapes for me. They had to come over and read the code on the apples and pistachios for me. They had to help me with just about everything. I asked them why they just couldn't check me out. Sorry, they said, it is all self-serve until 7 a.m. Well, I said, I won't be back to this store unless it is after 7 a.m. then because I am skilled at many things, but checking groceries isn't one of them.
I don't think I am going to like living in this brave new world we are creating. I really don't.
One day at a time, I will deal with what I have to deal with today....
So, today there is a beautiful sunrise, so I stopped and sat down in the dirt on a nearby mountainside and took photos. I like the one I posted here best. It is my city in the distance... a couple of little buildings peaking out are all you can see of it, between the yucca and the sage. Now, that is the proportion of things as I would like it.
And that is the way I shall choose to see it today. Sober. Care to join me?