Mercury is in Retrograde again. I decided that Life is going to be full of really great things for the next three weeks instead of total crap. Every once in a while a period of MIR happens where everything is good. I hope this is one of those times. Really, there is no need to hope for it, I DECIDED it will be so.
I recently decided to change the way I respond to certain types of people. I decided to make the change once and for all because I thought it would make for some funny stories but also because I am sick of Energy Vampires. Oh, and I had to because I declared that I was to my sister and once a declaration of decision has been made, you've got to follow through.
In our family we have what is known as Pulling A Dustin. My husband is very good at avoiding people, especially on airplanes. He never takes his sunglasses off, he always has something he is pretending to read, and he doesn't smile. It's funny if you know him because he's the nicest guy ever. The only people he ever attracts are celebrities (seriously). On the other hand, I attract everyone. I especially attract people who want me to talk to them but don't listen to what I say. That is annoying. The other night I was at the grocery store and had filled my cart with the necessary items: pasta, butter, parsley, parmesan cheese, ice cream, things with wings, and diet root beer. I was standing with my cart looking at magazines when the grocery store guy who works in the produce section walks up to me looks in my cart and says (as he taps the bag of noodles), You do not have any produce in your cart. You need fruit and vegetables. Under the old circumstances, I would've made a joke about how brave he was to say something like that to a woman who has things with wings in her cart but that might have encouraged more conversation and would've also led to that guy leading me to the produce section to buy stuff I would never eat. Instead, I honored my declaration and pulled a Dustin. In a grocery store in the dark of night, I grabbed a magazine and put my sunglasses on.
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