A few days ago, I really need a pen to write something but there is never a pen around when you really need one. That appears to be the case with a lot of things. When you really need it, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not available. They should do a scientific study on the disappearance of frequently used items.
The other day, I had to get a present for my friendÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s birthday. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have much time so I just bought a box of chocolates and a card. I bought the box of chocolate from Laura Secord, not knowing that it was going to be rather expensive but I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mind. I wanted to buy the card from Carlton but it was closed. Since I was heading up the mountain to drop off the presents anyway, I thought IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d get the card up there as well.
I dropped by Hallmark and bought a card. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hard to pick out a card for someone. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know why because itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just a card. But I guess most people put a lot into what they want the card to say. I just pick a card and write what I want to say. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need the card to say it for me.
When I went to pay for the card, the cashier was helping someone with some things. When she finished, her and the customer walked to the cash register. I placed my card on the cash and reached for my wallet. The customer that the cashier was helping did the same. The cashier served her first even though I was in front of the line. What happened to the first come first serve rule? Just because she was helping that customer doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t means she gets first priority once she gets to the cash. I would understand it if she had some items already punched into the registered but she did. Because that customer was an elderly woman, I thought nothing of it.
When I went to pay for my card, the cashier asked if I wanted a butterfly insert for the card. It ones of those butterflies that you wind up and place in a card. When the recipient opens the card, the butterfly jumps out at them. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been offered a few of them already and I try to hang on them but I end up using it. So donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be surprise if you get a card from me that has a butterfly in it.
When I left Hallmark I went to sit down to write something on the card. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to give it to my friend without signing it. That was when it occurred to me that I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a pen. I remembered that there was a Grand & Toy somewhere in the mall so I went around looking for it.
After walking around for a good thirty minutes, I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t find Grand & Toy. I found out later that it had closed down. I had plan on going into Grand & Toy and using one of their testerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s pen to sign the card but that idea was ruin. Then I walked around the mall to see if my friend was working that night but she wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. I needed a pen but I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to buy one because I needed bus fare to get me home. I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t feel like withdrawing $20 from the bank machine just to buy a pen. And I didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t feel like having to use Interac for a $1 item. What was I do to?
I was sitting outside of The Bay when an idea popped into my head. I was staring straight into The Bay and I saw their cosmetics department. I walked around to see if I could find one of those pencil crayons that girls use for their eyes. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure that The Bay has a sample one lying around somewhere. I walked around to see if I can find an empty booth. There were a lot of employees working but they were busy helping the customers. There was this one booth by the Estee Lauder that had a sample crayon. I looked around and saw that the close was clear. I whipped out my card, opened it up, signed and put the crayon away. Mission Accomplished!