April 08, 2004

Mercy Triumphs Over Judgement

I don't typically tub during daylight, but as I was feeling rather ill yesterday, I decided to fill my bath and soak for a while. I knotted my hair and stepped in. It was quiet and I watched the water moving around my body. I stared at my laquered glittering toes (shattered pink); the sound of nothing soothing me.

I know where I got this ripping sore throat.

As usual, when entering a check out line, I put on all the goods on the belt and then scan the mags. I was pulled from my glossy reverie by a hacking cough. I turned to see the young lady blow every germ out of her mouth, onto her hand and then to my Pink Lady Apples, Diet Coke with Lime, and avocadoes. As I passed over the $5, I admonished her to cough into her shoulder and then extended my sleeve-covered hand to take the change. Silly me. I didn't think to disinfect the purchases. I shook my head all the way to the car and then twisted open the soda and slugged a big drink. My merciless repugnance is humbling me into kindess and less agression by way of sharing her misery. Funny how experiencing what we unjustly judge others for gives us better perspective....

Posted by Rae at April 8, 2004 03:20 AM | TrackBack

(I've been watching you and Ironbear banter for a while, just figured I'd drop in and see your new digs! And now I can see why Ironbear flirts with ya! *grin*)

I think that cashier needed to have someone admonish her. That was pretty gross.

Sorry you're sick! Drink lots of decaf mint tea with a LOT of honey in it--that usually works for me. I have to be careful with any medicines I take during a case of the respiratory crud--I have asthma and a lot of those cold medicines will bring on an attack, which makes the cold worse, which makes the asthma worse, ad infinitum... So I stick with the natural stuff as much as possible, and only take drugs when it gets too intolerable.

Nice to meet'cha, Rae--hope you feel better soon! :-)


Posted by: Denita TwoDragons at April 8, 2004 10:06 AM

Just finished the edits on your sidebar... I clicked the link for the Quote of the Week... Hahaha... ROFLMAO!

Posted by: Madfish Willie at April 8, 2004 12:33 PM

Your new pad rocks.

Posted by: Joe at April 8, 2004 10:42 PM

Hey Rae, congratulations on the new place. It looks great!

Posted by: Patrick at April 8, 2004 11:32 PM

Denita-the Mrs! So nice to meet you, too! Well, I wouldn't call it flirting, just being, ya know, really friendly :) Thanks for coming by and for the advice.

Bartender-omg'ness-anything she writes makes me loose it!

Ahhh, Joe and Patrick, thanks :)

Posted by: Rae at April 10, 2004 11:26 PM
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