Friday, August 02, 2013
Today has been filled with many blessings and one very interesting balloon burst. I had wonderful news at the medical appointment this morning, a really productive learning session with an awesome young man, a good (albeit abbreviated) strength training session, and a small miracle that brought me to tears at the GoodWill store in Port Orchard.
After all of that, I met with my "soul" sister, Michelle for a quick salad at the local Wendy's. It was there that I had my balloon burst. I was ordering my salad and small chili and needed to decide on the size of drink I wanted to order when the eager young (probably all of 17) man piped up and said "but you qualify for the Senior drink so you can have as much as you want." I looked at him in disbelief and stated something to the effect that I would accept the drink, but I didn't like him very much at that moment. He looked at me oddly, but didn't say anything as he continued to gather my ordered items. I picked up my tray and headed to an empty table while Michelle ordered he own food.
After thinking about the incident for a few minutes, I asked to see the manager in the hopes she could council the young man to find another way to suggest discounts to people that maybe wasn't so jarring. She was very understanding and said she would approach the young man with some guidance. She left and Michelle and I consumed our meals amid deep conversation that ranged anywhere from dress purchases to property issues. We also discussed the irony of the situation that had just occurred and its contrast to the rest of my day.
Forty-five minutes into our variety of conversations, the young man in question approached our table and proceeded to apologize for his "assumption" and gave us a large chocolate Frostie in the hopes to ease the pain he had caused. I thanked him as I tried to stifle the welling laughter building in my throat. Once he left the table, neither Michelle nor I could look at each other because we were trying to muffle the laughter that was spilling out so quickly that we could hardly breathe.
It was the perfect end to an amazing day!