I just returned from Samford University. I am a graduate of Samford and have been blessed to attend a Summer Institute for Teaching Excellence with my dear friends and fellow teachers. I am beyond thankful for our friendships that we have at the preschool where I teach-it really is a God thing!
On my way home, I stopped at a Chevron on highway 231.
I was thirsty. From singing. That tendency can drive my boys batty. The iPod was invented for people like me. Now I can just sing any time I want to!!!! And sing I do. Aren't you proud Tonja?
So, the need to quench my thirst was great and I pulled into a nice clean facility to get a little gas and a GREAT BIG FOUNTAIN DIET COKE! You know there is nothing better.
I had cash.
Apparently, cash is becoming like a thing of the past in America.
I kept pushing the help button. To no avail.
I pull up to another tank since I am now wet with sweat and REALLY thirsty.
I notice signs on all of the other tanks. IF you have cash, pay inside. Oh.
I just wish the little lady inside would have used her little microphone to let me know I was looking like an idiot.
I headed inside to pay CASH for my gas and to purchase my icy, big, refreshing Diet Coke.
As I filled my cup, the cola ran out and was only the carbonated water-OH NO!!!!! I mention to the little lady the problem- thinking she would quickly switch the tanks. Not so much. She stayed where she was and said she would have to change it-her body language insinuated later as opposed to earlier.
Get this-I said,"Well here is my cup, I guess you just want me to throw it away?"
I said it like a question, but what I really meant was-sorry about the cup, I am not waiting for the Diet Coke tank change.
BUT YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE WHAT SHE SAID!!!!!!!!
"No don't throw away that cup, it is my inventory. I will just rinse it with a little Clorox."
Do you get what she is saying?
She was going to swish a cup that I handled, filled with some liquid and put Clorox in it and put it BACK OUT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO BUY!!!!!
I looked at her in disbelief and said, " Ma'am that is GROSS!!!!!!"
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