On Saturday I was having an idyllic day. It was just great. My husband works on Sunday so we did Mom day on Saturday -Breakfast in bed and then an hour and a half to read in bed with out interruption.
We did errands without anyone falling apart.
So later in the day when we realized that we needed garlic, barbeque sauce and some chicken I decided to go to Lowe's. Many of us Downtown have mixed feelings about the Lowe's; the quality of produce varies wildly, the selection is small and there is that funky, rancid chicharone smell as you walk in the door. But I just didn't want to go up the hill to the Smith's, Sunflower or the Co-op.
So I boldly went the Lowe's and it was so pleasant.
As I was walking in a nice guy offered me his cart, but I had already gotten one. There was a family with 3 kids walking around being nice to each other. The youngest kid was having a great time walking up and down in front of the meat counter grinning at people, while her parents watched. A middle-aged guy who seemed neither drunk nor stoned was wandering around the store singing happily along with the 50's era rock music.
When I got to the check out the clerk asked if I needed any cash back, in case I was "going out later or wanted to take a pedi-cab ride." I looked puzzled and he explained that he drove a pedicab on weekends and was just doing a little shameless self-promotion.
I am not expecting this the next time I go in, but it was such a nice surprise.