Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Cleavers and Other Things Deli


So I was just going to take a couple of days off from writing.   A couple of days turned into a couple of weeks and then a couple of weeks turned into almost a month.  The past four weeks is a blur.  Now I know what Mulder and Scully felt like.  Stupid aliens.

I saw "him" again.   The dead eyes.   The blank stare.    Yup, I went to the deli section of the grocery store again.   Someone else helped me, but he was in the background doing . . . something.   With a cleaver.   Whack!!    And then . . . a smile.   Sort of.    One corner of his mouth, slightly upturned.   I think I saw drool.   He looked up and saw me looking at him.   His eyes went down to the cleaver and then . . . back to me.   I saw something in those dead eyes that frightened me.

Just kidding.  

I DID see him again, though, and he DID have that blank stare.   But no cleaver, no drool.   Just a little net over his beard as he sliced meat for the display case.   We had no interaction, but I DID watch him for a few seconds.   He just seemed . . . sad.   Sad people make me sad.

The moral of this story?   Well, there really isn't one.   Except maybe don't judge a book by its cover.   Oh, and speaking of books and covers.  I read one last night.   A book.   "Always A Designer, Never A Bride."   Loved it.

Guess I'm back :)

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    1. lol! Sorry for the scare! And, thanks for following :)

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  2. Welcome back! You were missed!

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  3. Glad to see you poppping in again! You had me a bit worried about the deli guy there, if he would have whacked that meat after looking at you, I'd be frequenting another store! :-) You are right that some folks give off sad vibes, you just know things are not right in their lives. I wish no one ever had to feel that way. I wish I had more time to read, of course if I blogged less... but that will never happen. LOL :-)

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    1. I thought about NOT coming back. I just sort of disconnected - don't know why. But, . . . here I am. I love to read and haven't done nearly enough of it lately. I actually have read 4 books this week and am loving it!!

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  4. I was wondering where you were! Glad you're back!

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  5. Wow that was good...you really had me going. lol

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  6. I always think people look funny when they wear a net over facial hair.
    If I had to do that 40 hours a week, I'd shave and not look goofy.

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    1. I think nets look funny too, but I'd rather see a net than find a creepy hair in my food! yukko!!!!

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  7. We all need to take a break every now and then. While you're chilling out during those breaks, though, don't be spending any more time hanging around that deli than you have to, okay?

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    1. No more hanging out at the deli, promise!

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  8. Yay for being back! I know how those breaks can just grow and grow.
    Sad people make me sad, too. and what's even sadder is that they don't know how sad they are.

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    1. I get sad, too, sometimes. But just for a minute, and I never know why, and then I snap out of it! Guess it's hard for him to snap out of it :(

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  9. Oh I'm sooo glad you're back! And I'm so glad dead eyes didn't get you!! I missed you Judy!!

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    1. Hey! You're sick! Get back to bed!

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  10. Glad you are back strange girl. Sad people are everywhere, we don't mean any harm. Someday I will be a perky little thing- maybe this summer.

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