Mom and I went for an exercise walk in the Mall and did 2 laps around.
The parking lot was unexpectedly empty and we got a first row not handicapped spot.
One the first lap around:
I had stopped at Craving a Game; where dot dot dot
I do not wish to share his private life – but I cried in public.
He offered me a tissue, and I offered him a hug – which he accepted that empathy.
One the second, I saw a little boy drop his beverage on the floor, the Father waiting with him, while the Mom went to a restaurant for napkins.
I hesitated and then went to the Mall Customer Service counter that was a few steps from the spill. I waited until one of the staff noticed me and I was about to give up when one of them got up to come to the counter.
I pointed and said “There’s a beverage spill that parents are trying to clean up, can you call the cleaners?”
She nodded and moved into action.
I walked over to the Father and Son, the Mom approaching with a handful of napkins
“The Mall is sending cleaners,” I smiled, “Accidents happen” and I smiled at the little boy.
the parents were awash with relief and the Mall Staff took control of the scene.
we left the mall through Shoppers Drug Mart
and I ignored that I have made a complaint to the College of Pharmacy and going to that particular location is anxious for me
and I pushed away the memory of being in that particular one, when my Dad had had a fall in the Mall during a mall walk, I jut kept walking and breathing
out in the parking lot, an elderly woman, who was physically shaking, asked me to open her vehicle so she could sit down – which I did with one click on the open lock icon on her vehicle fob
Her explaining that she was tired and had to sit, and her daughter was shopping
It was funny, because on the day that my Dad had had his fall, I was too flustered to get the vehicle to start and had to ask a stranger in the parking lot for help – and she was willing to help and then when she had to get in my vehicle to start it, she had gotten nervous – but she started my car and then got out – I had stepped farther back away from the open driver door to make her comfortable that me and my Mom (who was in the vehicle) just needed assistance.
She heard the door unlock and opened it, so I stepped back and waited for her to be seated, then I was sure to return her key fob to her.
as I left, she called out “Merry Christmas”
I glanced back and noticed the vehicle plate was from the USA – Oregon.
“Happy Holidays” I replied with a smile – her Daughter and Grandson now at the car with her.
Then it was out of the lot, which was still fairly empty
After that, it was the Grocery Chain Store, which was a frustrating parking lot
I have no idea why a car with 2 people backed out of the space, parked in the driving area between theirs and the opposite space, so I could not even get into the lot at the front of the store.
they then got out and traded positions, and not in a fun prank way, but in a why the fuck are you wasting everyone’s gas while blocking and confusing everyone.
I parked and when they drove by me, I gave them a dirty look, which the passenger just looked blankly back at me, no point to even flip them off.
Off the the gas station next, fill up the tank and then home again home again
in my designated custom parking spot.
with the decades of the government bashing on teachers, combined with ingrate students
is anyone surprised that no one wants to be around other people’s offspring?
The Guardian 11h ago
Happy Human Rights day
everything that exists gets to, and this idea that one person of the over 7 billion gets to decide
monarchies, dictatorships and oversight committees
are not the only inconsistency with equality
so are democracies when it’s mob rule by voter percentage
those who have rights, make the rules about rights
who gets them and when
what that means in society
or one/two/three nation(s) vs allies n blocs and/or all the others
After all, in America, “women” are not equal rights holders
despite whatever appearance of difference
that ethnicity and gender divide any group of people from another
over cultural affections and adornment & attire
If a person is not willing for others to have the same rights as they enjoy;
that makes them the problem: denial of others the right of personal sovereignty and dignity of person, withholding rights and limiting and delay them
are all denial and suppression of rights,
and in the USA, Happiness is the word that is supposed to count, eh.
which includes getting to walk into a bakery that sells to the public
to celebrate the exact same legal marriage as all others paired in two
Public School is not about reinforcing what the parents know
it’s about teaching people to be more socially capable
in the 1900s of the common era, literacy around the world increased
people could read for themselves instead of being told
Web 2.0 Everyone posts and no one listens in cyberspace