Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I've Done It Again

Sometimes I don't care that I'm not the picture of culture, poise, convention.  Sometimes I do.  I truly would be Caroline-Ingalls-like, if I had the first notion of how to go about doing that.  I suppose I could study and try really, really hard.  That might make a difference.  I'll think about that tomorrow.

Today, I took a couple of packages to the post office for a friend.  I've engaged over-the-counter with the postmistress numerous times, but it's not like we have coffee or anything, and bear that in mind.  Today she was training a new assistant.  I'd requested a receipt for the postage, so I could present that to the owner of the packages, so the postmistress began filling out the receipt, while her assistant handled the packages. "What name should I put on the receipt?" the postmistress asked me.

"Oh, mine," was my reply, then I turned my attention back to the woman working with the packages.

Thankfully — I guess — I realized the postmistress was sort of frozen and was still looking at me...with a slightly pained expression on her face.  "Oh! Oh!," I blurt out, then supplied my name, and I just stood there laughing at myself like a hyena, as I thought about my initial, idiotic response to her query:  Mine.

When I told Charles what I'd done, he laughed.  When he learned I hadn't done it on purpose, he laughed harder.

He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth.  He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.  Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;  and confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant: Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance. Psalm 105:7-11

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