In this transition period the thought of trusting complete strangers in this town is a little scary. Who are they? What do they want? Why are they looking at me?
Today brought two lessons in the kindness of complete strangers.
Lesson 1. Home Depot - Kindness That is Not so Kind.
Have you ever been shopping in the Home Depot and cannot find a darn thing...and cannot find a darn employee to help you? That's usually my experience. Today was different! I was walking around looking for a drain stopper and not only one, not only two, but THREE clerks stopped what they were doing and walked me to the aisle with drain stoppers. I was pleased for the help. I realize it is their job, but it was so helpful, I was encouraged that perhaps Ridgecrest isn't such a bad place after all...until I got outside to my vehicle looked down at my shirt, and realized that the top button of my blouse had unexpectedly come undone, exposing a fair amount of...décolletage. Somewhat mortifying. And it made me realize that the kindness of those particular strangers was less than kind. (Though maybe just a tad bit flattering.)
Lesson 2. Goodwill - Kindness That is Kind
In an effort to save a little money and to have some furniture, I purchased an entertainment center from the Goodwill today. Unfortunately, I miscalculated the size of the unit and the size of the backseat of my vehicle. This was a vexing predicament given that I know a total of 3 people in