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Eating Out….Or Bringing In

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 16-05-2020

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Today we went for some of Albuquerque’s  own Bob’s Burgers…We love his Ranchero Supremes,( lettuce, tomatoes, beef, cheese and green chilies). And his onion rings are also delicious. Only thing about going there  nowadays, they have put up a glass where the open ordering window used to be. It stretches from side to side, and from the top to about six or eight inches from the bottom. The ordering bar is about four feet wide. The young lady behind the counter was a towering 4′ 6″ or so and we both had on our face masks….Oh, and I’m kind of hard of hearing. I ordered two small Ranchero Supremes’ and two orders of  onion rings. Then she said, “Would you li..mumble, mumble, mumble>” I said what. She repeated the mumbles. Again I repeated the “what”. She placed her elbows on the bar, hoisted herself up to where the glass was and spoke under the six inch opening, Would you like the original or supreme?”…I repeated the order to her…She started punching on the cash register. Then another mumble, mumble…Under my mask I had to smile and by the looks in her eyes, she was also smiling. Again, with a swift placing of the elbows and hoisting her eighty or ninety pounds up on the bar  said under the glass, “did you want large or small?” Both small I confirmed. Again, some mumbling…”Do what?” was again my response. And again she hoisted herself back up on the bar and said, Now, I am laughing under the mask… “That will be 12.36” or something like that. Anyway, I was so tired after her doing all that work that I was plenty ready to get the ordering of lunch out of the way. She was cute and I’m sorry I made her work so hard. You know talking through mask ain’t all that easy, is it? Especially if you have to do a lot of climbing

This Too Shall Pass…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-05-2020

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Do you remember Jerry Clower? I thought about one of his jokes today….Well, our covid-19 is no joking matter but we do need to smile at ourselves ever once in a while. Anyway, back to his joke. Seems as though him and one of his cousins were out coon hunting one night and the dogs treed one, they thought. They caught up with the dogs and could not get the coon to jump out of the tree. One of them got the notion to climb the tree and throw the coon out. Well, when he got up to the top of t he tree he discovered  it was not a coon but an old bob cat, and the bob cat was madder than an old hornet. He hollered down to his cousin to shoot him, to which the cousin replied, I’m afraid to shoot cause I might hit you…He hollered back, “that’s ok, go ahead and shoot. One of us gotta have some relief. ….So, relief would also be welcomed now-a-days also…but don’t shoot just yet.

Shopping….Just No Joy

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-05-2020

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The paper aisle has bounced back. It is now full again. No so over on the meat aisle and the can good aisle, kind of picked over and lacking some items. There was stew meat available today but I was shocked at the price. I’ll try again next week. It different in the stores now….. No one speaks…..No laughing…..One way aisles….No one reading labels….Get in and get out…This too shall pass I suppose. I guess I had gotten in a groove about the old way of shopping and had not realized it. I kind of miss it now that I don’t have it. And I sure do miss the well stocked shelves. I reckon things could be a lot worse, huh?