I really like buying stuff at the little store right smack @ the junction near my apartment. It’s like a few steps away from my building and you get most of your things there, except for vegetables. But I buy soft drinks, sugar, oats, bananas, toiletries, bread, biscuits and most food items from there. The owner is friendly, polite & chats with everyone who comes to buy stuff from his store.
That last part is the problem really. I mean I do chat with him and agree on a lot of things that he says (like his stance on never selling cigarettes in his shop cause he is against it) but it sometimes gets in the way of your shopping. You’ll be standing there having made your purchases and with money in your hand but he is still chatting with another person. And this can go on for more than 5 minutes which can get very annoying.
I always make it a point to not let a fellow shopper wait just because I want to talk to the shop owner but you know the typical Malayalee local – has his points on eveything under the sun and yaks on and on about it. So you’re left standing there like a jackass waiting to handover the money and get the change back.
Today didn’t happen as I had planned but I’m glad that I got a day to rest. I couldn’t sleep last night, tossing and turning from around 1:30 am till about 3 am when I finally said to “hell with it”! I sat up and switched the light on and watched about half of Bon Cop, Bad Cop. I then slept for a while until about 7 am when my alarm went off but managed to sleep for an hour more.
I didn’t eat any breakfast but gulped down two boiling hot cups of strong, black coffee which I needed just to keep my eyelids open. I fought off exhaustion until almost 12:30 pm when hunger also overcame me and I quickly heated up the left over pizza slices on a frying pan (tastes good all toasted) and ate my lunch. Then it was watching the rest of the movie and a nice solid 3 hour sleep. I feel so much more refreshed and alive in the evening.
I watched a bit of America’s Got Talent last nite (it’s the 2007 show) and I’m glad that I did. Amongst the idiots and goofs, you can find 1 or 2 really talented people. The 2007 winner was ventriloquist Terry Fator, who sings (extremely well) and does impersonations too other than the voices. Here’s one such video – which, I dunno why, but just made me cry at the end!