STRIKES AGAIN!!! UGH!!! OH NO, PLEASE SAY IS ISN’T SO!!! “SO!!!” Folks, I invite you join me on another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”. I simply would NOT believe it my“SELF” had I NOT actually lived it…FIRST HAND!!! OH BOTHER, this ranks right up there with one of my CRAZIEST DAYS EVER!!! Come along…
My friend Linda and I were heading to Palatka, FL on Friday, 12/8/17 to visit her son, Trent. We stopped to eat a quick bite for lunch on our way there. I, “THEN,” punched the address into maps on my I-phone as we neared Trent’s home. 🙁 HA!!! Unbeknownst to me…I guess I “may” have MIS-TYPED the address and then selected the top address listed as our desired location…and we were OFF…to the WRONG destination…out there…SOMEWHERE…East of Palatka. :/ Way East of even Welaka. :/
I was following my hi-tech. I-phone, folks. :/ I felt like “BIG STUFF”…as I was certain Siri had my back. ALL I needed to do was follow Siri’s directions…UNTIL “IT” FINALLY HIT ME…RIGHT UPSIDE MY HEAD…OUCH!!! Eeeccckkk!!! Did I mess up the address…???…???…???… WOOOOOOSH… PANIC SET IN!!! Yep, I was a bit overwhelmed, folks!!!
I quickly pulled off the main road…and soon realized we were DEFINITELY following Siri’s directions to the WRONG address!!! HA!!! And…???…???…???… we were out enough in the boonies that we had NO reception on either cell-phone to get us back where we needed to be!!! OH NO!!! PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!! “SO!!!” 🙁 I knew NOT what to say to my friend who is a military vet. Very type-A personality…EVERYTHING HAS TO BE JUST “SO”!!!
Whew. Thank-You, Jesus. Linda was laughing. “WE”…???…???…???…were laughing TOGETHER as we back-tracked…
I was a bit “OFF” after that, but we sure enjoyed our visit with Trent. It’s hard to explain EVERYthing that occurred, but we got lost AGAIN, seeking to find our way back to the main road to take us home. WHEW. We found it and were home-bound!!! UNTIL…I soon noted police lights racing up quickly behind me!!! 😮 I pulled over to let him “pass by,” however HE???…???…???…was after “ME”!!! WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!! Yep…”I”…???…???…???…was being pulled over by a cop!!! SOMEWHERE…out there east of Polatka on St, Rd. 17. :/
Eeeccckkk!!! OH NO!!! PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!! “SO!!!” “Sheriff” so-and-so walked up to my window, introduced himself and asked if I knew why he stopped me. :/ “Nope,” but I sure wanted to SCREAM!!! WHAT, officer??? I was doing 60 in a 45 mile-per-hour construction zone??? There were no workers present. I hadn’t noticed ANYthing. No speed limit sign. No construction zone. No cop. I was LOST!!! BUT…???…???…???…I said NOTHING, folks. I could NOT believe it!!!
He asked to see my license. I abruptly reached into my purse and handed him a credit card!!! :/ WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!! I am NOT kidding, folks. He chuckled and sad something cute about the credit card. UGH!!! I was sure a mess, folks, but “Thank-you, Linda!!!” She leaned right over and said, “Officer, you would not believe the day we’ve had…”
After handing him my license I responded with, “I’m from St. Augustine, sir,” while Linda went on-and-on about being “LOST” on dirt roads out in the boonies, etc., etc., etc. :/ I am certain I looked like a deer-in-headlights, folks. That young sheriff handed me my license and said to be careful as he turned and walked back to his car. And he was gone in an instant. :/ NO TICKET!!! THANK-YOU, JESUS!!!
STILL STUNNED…we made it back to St. Augustine and decided to grocery shop at Aldi’s, a German-type store just outside of historic downtown St. Augustine. I think it’s German. The carts are all chained together outside the store. You put a quarter in the slot to release a cart for use while shopping and you get that quarter back when you return the cart.
Their food items are different. And the cost is a bit cheaper. Hhhmmm…I had ONLY been there once before. I didn’t “GET” how things operate there. And I NEVER went back…UNTIL we decided to stop there Friday evening so Linda could shop for groceries. :/
I, RIGHT AWAY, asked a lady if we could use her cart. I took it from her and walked into the store… :/ Linda later informed me the lady was a bit annoyed that I didn’t give her a quarter for the cart…WELL, I DIDN’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!! I just wanted a cart for my friend. :/
THEN…???…???…???…a fella gave Linda a quarter to use our cart that we didn’t pay to use in the first place!!! Linda tried to give me the quarter, but I wanted NOTHING to do with that quarter after realizing I’d stolen from the initial lady who was simply returning her cart per protocol in order to get her quarter back. :/
“FLIGHTY JILL”…???…???…???… STRIKES AGAIN…AND AGAIN…AND AGAIN, folks!!! I didn’t even include ALL the flighty events that occurred during the day’s adventure!!! My head hurts, folks. I’m tired and I wanna go to bed now…
GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!
P.H.P., folks. People Helping People.
Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!
ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.