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Old 10-17-2013, 04:17 PM   #1941
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Our little town is doing a nice thing for the residents. They have acquired some of those giant leaf bags and are giving all of us 20 free bags. The giveaway began yesterday afternoon at the local park down the street from us.

This park has one road that goes into it, snakes around and exits at the back.

So as we approach the park I can see a long line of cars. No problem, just get in line. After we sat there for almost 5 minutes with nobody moving, DH got out and looked at the cars in front of us .. nobody inside !!!

With the headrests in cars these days you can't see if a person is in the driver seat or not.

As it turns out, those 7 cars that were parked there belonged to the people who were working to distribute the leaf bags

It never occurred to them to go park in a parking spot, no way .. they lined their cars up and parked them in the entry to the park .. duh !!

But on the upside - we got free leaf collection bags and that is very cool !
There is a town a couple of borders away from where I live. They too do this also and then send the bags down to the City Yard. All the bags go into a giant compost thingy. Then next spring, the citizens can go there and get free compost. You just have to bring your own container and shovel. Some fill the back of the pickup, others just a bucket. They do this with separate bags for your dead plants that you remove from your garden, (like dead tomato plants). As they take longer to compost, they go into a separate thingy. Great program and very popular.

Wet leaves on the street are very dangerous. Specially on a hilly street.
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #1942
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In MA there has to be a three year wait between times you are called, whether you actually serve on a jury or not.

I was called once about two years and ten months after my last date and protested. They promptly canceled it and recalled me for two and a half months later. I then requested a new date (as is my prerogative) asking for the Friday before a long holiday weekend and never got called.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:47 PM   #1943
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I was called while I was going to college. I protested, in court, that I had paid good money to go to school, I'd be happy to serve if they paid for my semester, as the trial was during finals week. I haven't been called back.
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:56 PM   #1944
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I was at the Walmart today to look of dishes. I found very pretty melamine dishes for ordinary use! I selected enough for four for which to start, and I selected an autumn tablecloth. Then I selected a set of pumpkin salt and pepper shakers and a nice set of Farberware stainless steel cookware. I then found pretty chargers of red, green, and gold. I selected some basic utensils and I got some groceries.

I was in a line of a register, the larger register, when a cashier of the speedy register of 20 items or less called and gestured for me to go to her. I told her, "I have much more than twenty items here." She said it was not much more, and to come to her register. I started to go there when a woman pushed in the front of me with a very heavily burdened cart. She was very large and very mean. She said to me, "You can wait. I am in a hurry."

I could see of this cashier was very upset of this, but she had to give her service. I feel so very sorry of the cashier. This mean woman made the cashier put the bags back to the cart. I went around the woman and put the bags back to the cart as the cashier packed these. The cashier thanked me for this, and I said she was welcome as we did this. The mean woman said to me where I was from. I said, "I am from Romania."

She said, "We have enough immigrants sucking the life out of this country. My advice to you is to go back home and stop this crap."

I was mad at this. She had a food stamp card inside her hand and I know of these. I put out my credit card and told her, "I am paying of this for my things. I think you are mistaken."

She just sat there and did not say of this. I saw she was angry with me.

Not all immigrants have benefits of these. I have never had of this. She must be a very unhappy person.

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Old 10-17-2013, 10:03 PM   #1945
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So sorry you had to experience this, Cat. Unfortunately, some people seem to have a sense of entitlement, even though they may not have earned it. You are more valuable as a citizen, not native born, than some who have lived their whole lives here. You handled yourself very well! And it sounds like you got some really cool stuff!
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:09 PM   #1946
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Cat, The woman you had to deal with was too stupid to realize she was the drain on the US economy, not you.

It sounds like you kitchen is shaping up nicely.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:15 PM   #1947
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Cat, you practiced great restraint. Much more than I would have. My retort to her would have been, "I am paying with my own money for my purchases, not the American taxpayer."

You truly are a lovely young lady.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:47 PM   #1948
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I thank you all three for your kindness! One of the reasons for which I am proud to be an American is to pay the taxes so that others who are less fortunate may have food in their plates.

She was simply mistaken, and it is sad for her. Thank you for your understanding of this.

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Old 10-17-2013, 11:40 PM   #1949
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Cat, you are very wise. Not many people would have realized, as you wrote, "She must be a very unhappy person."
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Old 10-19-2013, 01:50 AM   #1950
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Cat, you are very wise. Not many people would have realized, as you wrote, "She must be a very unhappy person."
I am not sure of the wise and of the restraint of me, but there is not another explanation of the woman who did this. Only unhappy people do things of this.

I should take a lesson of her. The next time I am in a hurry at the Walmart, I will force myself ahead of people and say, "I am sorry, but I am an undercover superhero and if I must wait too long, this city shall be overtaken by zombies."



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