Maybe I should start riding a moped. Heck yes! That would save on gasoline and I could have a little fun too! Maybe we boomers could start a trend. We could call ourselves the Oldies but Goodies Working and Rolling Moped Riders Group.
It is Thursday but really Monday for me. This Working Boomer is getting ready for work tonight. The weather is rather cold outside and the wind is blowing. So I headed out dressed in my layers.
My main concern is that my car moves when it is time to take that trip to work. Therefore I just returned from the local gas station. I purchased a new ice scrapper with a brush. That was ten dollar. Then I added a can of defroster for my window shields which was five dollars. I filled my gas tank and that was another twenty-five dollars. I noticed the gas prices are up again. Why does that seem to happen at each holiday? I need to save some money for my retirement years. Is that a lost cause. I think NOT.
I just have to put on my thinking cap, get in high gear and make some cuts. Maybe I should start riding a moped. Heck yes! That would save on gasoline and I could have a little fun too! Maybe we boomers could start a trend. We could call ourselves the Oldies but Goodies Working and Rolling Moped Riders Group. There I go again with this thinking stuff but HEY when it is humorous, positive or fun, Why Not?
People who laugh often and have a good sense of humor can deal with stress easier. I have read this in many articles. Today I was able to put that to the test.
I reached for my telephone. It was not working. I tried to turn the television on. It was not working. I messed with the connection wires and nothing happened. That was a beginning to a bad attitude.
Promptly at 9a.m. I called my service provider and was greeted by a sweet sounding voice. The lady was very customer service friendly. I proceeded to tell her my problem with a tone of voice that was not so pleasing. As she tried to help me I interrupted her and told her just to have someone come and fix the problem. Now as I said before, I already had a bad attitude before I placed the call.
As I was talking I looked toward my wall at the electric switch that I never touch. Well let me not say never. The switch was turned to the off position. One flick of the switch and everything was back in working order.
I then apologized to the customer service rep. for my poor attitude and we laughed together. In addition while I had her on the line I purchased a better Internet service which also fixed the problem that I was having with my computer.
Yes, I am human. I am grateful for the ability to change my attitude, laugh at myself and make an apology. Now I have to remember to put tape over that switch and practice maintaining a better attitude when those little sillies ruffle my feathers.