November 6th, 2007

Pensive Kevin

Feeling Old

For the first time in my life, I was given the Senior Discount today at a local grocery store, where I'd stopped to pick up something for lunch on my way to work. Senior discount? Thinning gray hair or not, I'm only 42!

Explanation: I had brought a canvas sack -- a San Diego SMOFCon tote bag, as a matter of fact -- in which to pack my lunch, which entitled me to a 5-cent discount. The new-hire checker behind the counter hit the wrong button and gave me the 5 percent discount instead, which shows up as "Senior Discount" on the receipt.

In this particular case, the difference was less than twenty cents between the two discounts, so they didn't bother trying to undo it.

He's definitely new, and I think I rattled him a bit. I paid exact change -- $5.10 -- and he tried to give me five cents change back. I point out that he'd already given me an exceesive discount, so there was no need to overchange me as well.
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Conrunner Kevin

Missons Accomplished

Cheryl collected from SFO, after which we hurried down to San Mateo for an appointment with my podiatrist, following up on my plantar fasciitis. I made it with ten minutes to spare, and my doctor was immediately available. He looked at my foot, and I explained that the symptoms are slowly fading away. He told me that if progress stops, contact him; otherwise, there's no need to come back except maybe to order some more sets of orthotics, and I don't need a doctor visit for that. I'll buy more sets when my FSA resets in January. They're not cheap -- over $100 per set, even though the cast is already made.

One SMOFCon Membership For Sale

Thanks to a bit of confusion by me, I have a spare SMOFCon 25 membership available. I paid $50 for it, and will be happy to sell it for my cost. Write to me directly (my LJ handle @ works) or leave a comment if interested.

Update, 21:30: Well, that was quick. Sold in less than an hour.
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