Odd Combo Indeed – story to follow……..
One my first route tonight I encountered another diver. I’ve seen her before – she’s been out of town. Immediately she said the security guard stopped her and told her not to come back. I don’t believe her.
I’m at that store every night – usually the Security Guard or the supervisor drive by in the truck and wave at me. I think she said that to keep me away from that store. Not happening Momma.
Went to another store tonight on my route that I’d forgotten about. It’s a speciality gourmet store and liquor store.
Well I scored. When I looked in the bin there was 10 12-packs of holiday beer pack. Mexican, German and Karl Strauss beer. Wow!
There was NO way I could get those out of there. I really only wanted 2 of them.
There was a man and woman with (about my age) with a grown son with them. I think they were living out of their RV. I went up to the young man and told him about all the beer in the bin. He jumped up with such glee it was as if I told him Pamela Anderson was nearby naked.
He jumped in that bin, grabbed every single of those 12 packs and loaded 2 in my truck. He told me this particular store throws out a LOT of pre-cooked sausage. I thought oh goody, another store to add my to route.
While we’re in the middle of diving a security guard approached (young kid). He said are you two scavenging for cans? I said oh no, we’re retrieving 10 12 packs of new beer. It’s criminal that they’re throwing this out. He agreed. He said OK, I didn’t see you guys, I’m leaving you now, I’ll come back if I see the police in the parking lot. So after we’re done, I drive by and told him thank you for being so cool about it. Do you have a sweet tooth? He said I sure do, I said cool, I’ll bring you brownies next week when you’re working. Now I’ve gotta write down my calendar to make that young man some brownies.
A young man from another store gave me a bunch of Halloween stuff they were going to throw out. When I expressed dismay that they were going to throw it out, you could tell he was not liking our conversation. He said I have a young daughter, I’m a single dad, I just started working here, I don’t want to get fired.
I said I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to make you uncomfortable. I’ll just leave empty handed so there is no problems. He came after me and said you know what? They’re going in the trash anyway, let me fill up a bag for you. I thought how nice. I told him do you like brownies? He said yes I do. I have a serious sweet tooth after quitting smoking. Perfect. I went home, made up a batch of delightfully rich brownies and brought them to him. I think he thought I was just BS’ing and was going to blow him off. He was gone by the time I got back to the store.
The next morning I called the store and you could tell he was annoyed to answer the phone, he’s probably pulled very thin. I said hey this is the Brownie Lady, how did you like your brownies? It was OH HI thank you! I shared them with all my staff.
Dive into rich brownies……………….