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Friday, March 07, 2008

Reward~~natural toothpaste and a new toothbrush......silly me, I walked past this a couple of times, and then said, golly, reward yourself. And what a treat, I got the all natural with spearmint and peppermint. When I was a kid, my sister and I knew where the spearmint grew in the pasture. This toothpaste is just like it. What a silly thing for a reward, but it's a reward that I think is cool!

And one single peach and a box of blueberries. Always say it's too expensive.........it's a reward,

Once you have said something out loud it cannot be taken back, and rarely can it be undone even with a tremendous amount of work.

Well, today I should have said something. At shift change today, I was squatted on the floor putting money in the safe. There were extra clerks on the floor but we've been having some issues and changes, so it wasn't a smooth transition. Clerks were trying to work with the other clerks, but it wasn't a routine, had to work with the others learning a new team effort. Someone took the "next register please" sign away, so the customer who was standing right there at the register I had all day, it was empty. I didn't acknowledge the customer as to why I was kneeling on the floor, and she didn't attempt to go to a different register.

One beef that I had, was that the clerk who was suppose to be handling the transition customers wasn't where he was suppose to be. He's a rather curious guy and wants to know what is going on. Anyway, the customer kept steaming and staring at me, and I was trying to get my stubborn bills into the safe.

When I completed it, she gave me an ice cream order and I misunderstood, that she had ordered it, and wanted to pay for it. And then we are an inventory control, so you have to give all of the details and she was fuming by this time and didn't want to tell me whether it was in a cup or a cone. So I made eye contact and voice contact with the other clerk at the far end of the counter. And she in all of the noise gave me the information, and it was complicated.

I rang it up and made an mistake, and knew that I had to get it correct, so I had to void it out when I tapped the wrong key for the wrong kind of ice cream. And I started to fume, and then I realized that I was in charge of my attitude, and while I corrected my error, I was able to be calm, get an inner smile, and put a pleasant smile on my face.

I think that the lady mistook this, and asked for the price of the order, 4.82. and she had put a 5 down. I was trying to get the order right and gave her her change, and she was angry. And started out the door. I was able to press the receipt button and as she was screaming at me for how much the order was, I was able to say, here is your receipt. And I had to repeat it a couple of times and she grabbed it and stormed out. I don't know if she got her ice cream now or not.

I was able to keep my attitude right and change it so that I could stop feeding into her dismay, but I wasn't also able to help her.

It was then time to clock out and go home, and I thought the best thing to do was to get out of there.

do you know what is another reward? Saturday evenings. My fellow and I, guess I have to call him my ex~fellow, it's been a year. We had gotten into such a rut. It was so routine, Saturday evenings. Yes, I miss him, but not the routine.

Today, a customer called me a young lady and I didn't hear him and asked him to repeat it. The next customer, when it was his turn, said the fellow was flirting with me. I laughed and said that I was too old for that sort of stuff, and he said that he wouldn't hear that, enough! The second fellow was old enough to be my son, the first one was my age. Geeze louise, I wouldn't recognize~~~~rather dense, I am.

Yep, eating the right stuff! What is it to you? Is it water? Is it fruits and veggies? What can you do this month to eat the right stuff? Go for it!!!! Tell us about it!

Me? Well, for example, tomatoes. I struggle with both the buying of food that I will use in my apartment. If I don't buy right, then I eat out.

Tomatoes. I was buying seven tomatoes, thinking that I would eat one a day, but it was too much and I wouldn't eat any....is there any logic in that? Of course not. This time I bought four.

When I came home from work at 11 pm last night, I got one and I quartered it and I ate it. Really was a big step for me.......how about you, what can you do this month to eat the right stuff?

Two weeks ago I started drinking coffee, love it! Only, it will start giving me the jitters, and I'll have headaches when I stop, which I had my last cup today, shucks! And I temporarily started drinking the pop. Water is good, what's my problem?

Golly, I have time now to go swimming and three appointments later in the day. Golly, this is hard for me to spend the time exercising with my mind on the appointments, I have got to get past this!

Really a good day! I went swimming, then went and had a hearing test, I'm a good candidate for hearing aids and I'm looking forward to them! then I went and I got my hair cut, 6th time with this person, always have done the walk in places, this gal really has given me a new look. I sit in the chair and say, ok, do it!

Then I went for a job interview where I was interviewed by someone in my water aerobics class, then I went and picked up my grand baby! Would you believe? Today I ate healthily. I moved here several years ago, and it has taken time to get use to this city.

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    Isn't it funny how when people are glaring at you everything seems ridiculously hard. And why exactly do we care and think about it for days and sometimes weeks after? Crazy, I do it to.

    I remember wintergreen in that same way. I could sure go for some again someday.

    4698 days ago
    I am so glad you are learning to reward yourself. and hey a new toothbrush and paste is great! what type of natural toothpaste is it? I have tried a few and not liked them. LOL
    Also glad you were able to overcome that rude customer and deal with it in a good way. and gee you also ate well !!!!
    Girl I would say this has been a super day for you,and I know you can continue on this path!
    4698 days ago
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