A WORD OF WARNING -- IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO, PLEASE GO BACK ONE POSTING TO TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, "BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE". THIS IS A CONTINUATION.
Yesterday, after telling the long-ago story of a former disgruntled student when Amalie and I went to buy a limited quantity of something, Cliff and I set out today to get our own limited purchase. It was an ad in the paper for Kleenex - buy one, get one free- limit 4. At the store we had a number of other items to get, and while I was gathering some, Cliff went looking for the Kleenex. He came back to me holding one box and a disgusted look on his face. “This was the only one on the shelf,” he said. “Well, let’s get the rest of the stuff,“ I suggested, and headed for the checkout counter to complain. Cliff came up behind me, and it was obvious that the two of us were together.
When I complained about about the lack of supplies on the shelf, the checkout clerk called for the manager and when he arrived, he asked me, “How many do you want?” “Well, eight,” I replied, figuring that was how many we had hoped to garner. “You want 12?” he asked. “Sure,” said I, since I go through this stuff like greased lightening. He came back with -- 14, which we bought, two for the price of one.
ROSE PARADE HEADS UP!
Our own two-fer has a double meaning today, ‘cause you get two stories today.
I want to alert all of you to a group that will be in the Rose Parade Friday morning. These are the Giddy Up Gals, a local equestrian group. If you are a parade watcher, I would hope you’d keep your eyes peeled for these classy gals. Tracy Hinson is the team captain, and these young ladies come from various parts of our south bay. Tracy conceived the plan last March when she spent some 70 hours compiling the idea. Parade organizers were impressed with her idea, and invited her to Pasadena where they asked questions (will the girls wear leggings? Will the wings be fire retardant?), discussed the plan, and gave her a tour of the route.
The drill team routine is based on a story about a lonesome fairy who gains wings and new friends. The drill features high speed spins, pivots, maneuvers, and colorful streamers choreographed to music.
But the highlight of the show, Hinson tells us, will trail the horses: the Pooper Scoopers, a pair of fathers -- one skinny, one stout -- dressed as bumblebees in yellow tigh
ts. They’ll pull a wheelbarrow decorated as a bee hive. Hinson says they are the comedy act, dancing around with their shovels. Don’t think you want to miss that part of the parade.
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