Wal-Mart – Podcast – Sept 7 – 2010
Hi there, Dr. Jeff here on this Labor Day, 2010. Lisa Marie is sitting on the couch reading American history and overhearing the recording of this podcast. As I noted, Lisa has returned to school to complete her degree. This is the start of her Sophomore year and American history is just one of her many classes this semester. So as she was reading her book, I made her some coffee and a “light and fluffy” blueberry pancake. Enough of that.
Yesterday, there was lots of excitement at the store. It seems that there was this group of young boys about nine years old. Well, one of them walked over to one of employees and said that there was smoke in the girls area; and then he started to laugh. As this employee turned to look, a clothing rack of young girls clothing was on fire. As she turned to talk with this boy, he was gone. Security of course got involved as well has the local fire and rescue. When all was settled, the police and security went in back to look at the store tapes. This tapes have been used successfully in the past so I can only hope that they catch these young idiots.
Next topic, the “little one who loves me” There are times when Lisa seems to have lots of problems with working her hours, studying for exams and classes and than just trying to live life in general. It can be trying and just outright frustrating. However. . .it’s those little things that keep you going. The other day, Lisa had just gotten home and I could see that she was both very tired but had one of those looks upon her face. One of her regulars’ (customers and while it is still mind-boggling that she has regular customers — those individuals or family who will get into her line regardless of how busy or long the line is — week after week;), a young man about the age of 18 but with a mind of only about 6 years old was so excited to see her working. After the mom had finishing checking out, this young man ran around the counter, and ask her if he could give her a hug. A truly very touching moment, one that is etched into her mind and others around them. It’s events like that that makes working worth it.
Happy Labor Day and until next week. . . . .
Post — Audio — August 9
Hi and Dr. Jeff here. Looking at trying something new — The use of podcasts to tell our story. Attached is a simple podcast that I created just for this posting. I have also attached a copy of the script
In the last posting, I commented about the ring that Jeff surprised me with. Would like to tell you a bit about it and I don’t want to sound like I am gloating but I just love it. It is a 14K yellow gold band with three rows of stones. In the middle, is a row of rubies. All square cut and just a bit over 1/2 carat in total weight. Above and below this row are rows of square cut diamonds. Smaller in size but almost .7 carats in total weight. Since it was presented to me, I have not taken it off. I hope that give you a good description of it and that you can visualize it. It makes my heart just flutter!
OK, now you might understand why guys hit on ladies who don’t rings. Down south it is usually a sign that the lady is unattached or not married (hope that you noted that I did not say “available”). If you are on the “hunt” for lady, just check out her left hand and ring finger. No ring or naked, majority of the time it would indicate that she is not married. Up north, this naked finger indicated non-marriage only about 60% of the time. On the other hand (and no pun attended), wearing a ring on that finger means “I am married or in some major relationship.”
You would think that wearing a ring would tell guys that “I am not available.” For lots of guys, this would be accurate. However, for a large group of guys, it just says “she is more desirable since she is married. If I can get in her pants, well than it would be a no-strings attached good time.” I am not here to beat up on guys but feel that it is important that Jeff and I set the stage for some of the future posts.
Some of these posts will be about guys who are just flirting with me with no other intention. Some will be about guys who are truly trying to get me to go out with them. In all cases, I hope my stories will put a smile on your face just have they done for me.
In closing, I wear my ring proudly and with joy that my special guy loves me and me him. Off to spend the day having some fun.
Jeff here, what Lisa Marie has note is so very true. Not about all guys, just some. I want to thank them (unoffically) since they give us just materials for stories to tell. Working on some stories to share. New posts to be on Mondays and possibility on Thursdays. Please let others know about this blog and lets get lots of readers. It is my goal to also start collecting stories from others to share. More on this to follow later. By for now!
When I first started as a cashier at Wal-Mart, while Jeff and I were serious, I never wore anything on my ring finger. Little did we know the impact from the customer viewpoint. Many of my customers (and they are my customers) would look at my left hand, see the ring finger empty or naked and just make assumptions that I had no one in my life. If I got a dollar for each time I was asked about my relationship status in the first two weeks of work, gads, I could easily purchase a new car. Well, maybe just buy seat covers using my employee discount. At first, it felt very strange continually explaining my relationship situation to “strangers” going through my line. At first it was very flattering. Later, almost painful. Had to turn it into a game just to keep a smile on my face. I was also concerned how Jeff would take me getting all this attention. My ex would have blown a gasket over it (yep, that is one of the reasons he is an ex!!!). Jeff is and was very secure in our relationship and me, that he wanted to know about it and helped me worked through any issues I had about it. It become a source of this blog.
Separate of the Wal-Mart issues about my ring finger being naked, Jeff greatly surprised me with a special ring. Not an engagement or wedding ring. Rather a ring expressing his commitment to me and our relationship. More to follow.