Flo and Friends by Jenny Campbell for May 13, 2024

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    Yakety Sax  2 months ago

    The Grumpiest Souls Are Sometimes The Warmest

    I am covering a shift at the pharmacy in the large grocery store I work in when this older lady comes in. She’s a gruff older woman from Chicago with a smoker’s voice, and she talks like a movie New York cab driver. She’s exactly like what you’re imagining.

    Me: “Good morning.”

    Customer: “What’s so good about it?”

    Me: “Well, I suppose that’s up to each of us, isn’t it?”

    Customer: Grumbles

    To be fair, she terrifies me at first, as she does everyone else in the store. The next week, I’m working in another department, and she sees me.

    Customer: “I thought you worked at the pharmacy?”

    Me: “I was just covering last week. I work all over.”

    Customer: Grumbles

    Me: “Would you like me to ring you up for your prescription?”

    Customer: Grumpily “Yes.”

    Eventually, she warmed up a bit and told me stories about riding horses, or about her late husband, or other glamorous — to me at least — stories. She said she lived a full life, and she told me to make sure I did the same.

    I loved seeing her come in, and then she just didn’t anymore. I asked one of my friends in the pharmacy about her and found out she’d passed away from a brain tumor. That was why she was coming in to begin with. She just didn’t tell me that story. Maybe she did that on purpose. I still miss that crotchety old lady, and I’m happy I met her.

    NOT my story. ( ´•̥̥̥o•̥̥̥`)♡(˘̩̩̩̩̩̩ ⌂ ˘̩̩̩̩̩̩)

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    stairsteppublishing  2 months ago

    The last trip to the hospital, the doctor insisted that a walker and wheelchair come home. The insurance is paying for it, it is mine after 12 months and I figured I have equipment ready when it is needed. Also, if I have the equipment the odds are better that it will not be needed.

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    goboboyd  2 months ago

    Are there decals to add flames to a walker or chair? This year’s Periwinkle knee braces are kind of cute.

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    morningglory73 Premium Member 2 months ago

    Exclude the ‘yet.’

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    ladykat  2 months ago

    So far, I can manage with a cane.

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    Sue Ellen  2 months ago

    I prefer to browse in office supply stores.

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