A-Flu


Tomato for scale

I didn’t have to get up early this morning to go running, so I had this idea that I might sleep in a bit. Somehow, my body decided instead that Today Was A Good Day To Get Started Early. So I got up.

My plan for the morning, as much as I had one, was to try to go get a flu shot before work. My employer sponsored health insurance will be expiring in a week and I wanted to be sure to get it done sooner rather than later. The Medical Center opened at eight. I got there at eight-o-one.

Even at the crack of dawn there was a five or ten minute wait. The jab itself, of course, took less than thirty seconds from rolling up my sleeve to walking away with a band-aid. Afterwards, I rewarded myself with a trip to Trader Joe’s to pick up *a* birthday card for a relative’s birthday later this month.

And maybe some greeting cards too.

They’re cheap- they’re only a dollar…

How often do I even GO to Trader Joe’s anymore? Better stock up…

How many is too many?

Don’t care. It’s 2020. Life is short. Buy the greeting card.

I walk back out the door with an embarrassing number of greeting cards tucked discreetly in a paper bag as if to hide my shame. And I’m lamenting about it, but in truth I’m pretty pleased with my new hoard. I felt like a trick-or-treater coming home with my bag full of goodies.

All before nine in the morning.

Not bad for a Friday.

~ by Gwydhar Gebien on September 18, 2020.

2 Responses to “A-Flu”

  1. I used to “stock up” on “cheap” cards, years ago, buying them for some reason I had yet to form. Someone will appreciate them, I tell myself. Now, I still have a number of duplicate cards…yes, duplicates because I thought they were good enough to pass around. But, once you give one to someone, how do you make sure you don’t give the same card next time? Eh…

    Anyway.

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