I was all set to blog about how I met some friendly strangers today. And I will definitely get to that topic later, but just as I sat down to blog I decided to turn on the telly and I happened upon the BBC World News Program where there was a short bit about Farmer Brown.
Farmer Brown lives in the US, in Virginia to be specific. He has been a tobacco farmer. But for a lot of good reasons, he sees that might not be the greatest future use of his land. So he has turned to farming...(drumroll please!) ...Chick Peas!! He has been travelling around Virgina trying to get other farmers interested in growing them and giving out samples of hummus. One farmer seen to stick his finger in the container, swirl it around, then taste it said, "Not really my kind of thing. But I'll grow anything!"
So how 'bout them
I went shopping for bras today. Some of my blogging buddies will remember our trip to Vicki's Secrets years ago...yeah, I'm still wearing some of those. It's been too long since I got some new underwire. So today I stopped off at Kohl's after work. I found a couple bras I liked and headed to the check out line with Dorothy behind the register. Dorothy has been working at Kohl's since about the turn of the century. Yeah, THAT century. She is a happy person who could probably have retired about the time I graduated high school. But she seems to like working at Kohls. She asked me, of course, if I would be paying with my Kohls Card.
No, I will be paying with my debit card, thank you. I answered.
You can all imagine the next part of the conversation. Do you have a Kohl's Card? Do you want a Kohl's Card? Do you know you can save a lot of money with a Kohl's Card?
My answers got sillier and sillier and her questions got sillier and sillier.
At one point I said, "Dorothy, I think we need to take this show on the road."
We decided that we would head to Las Vegas and perform our comedy routine. The audience, those that stay for the entire show, will have the "opportunity" to sign up for a Kohl's card at the end of the show!
Terra Cotta Pots
If you want to meet some friendly people and you don't live near Dorothy, you should go to your local thrift store and look for terra cotta pots.
If you buy them, you will be accosted by other friendly shoppers who wish they had seen them first. "Where did you find those?" "What are you going to do with them?" "Are there any more?"
Warning: Long conversations about mosaics and birdbaths and plants may ensue!
Farmer Brown Redux
The news item AFTER Farmer Brown was about the new Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge...that's how important them chick peas are. O yea!