The former Hess-former Speedway gas station became an Exxon without anyone telling me and their convenience stores are called Rebel. I’m thinking a dyslexic millennial employee was charged with coming up with a cool name for the stores. I’m unimpressed.
I only went in for lottery tickets, thwarted at Shoprite because their machines were rebooting, but the new Rebel store was not even set up for the basics. The old Speedway employees were talking to the Rebel setup guys trying to get a handle on how to display this and that. But biggest signs were over the cash registers “No lottery tickets available”.
Twice thwarted I opted to cross the street to the Sunoco station I never use but the line was so long to get gasoline, I couldn’t even find a place to park to run in for tix. I guess people were filling up after being away the long weekend.
As I pulled out of the Sunoco lot, my car began shouting to me: Get your oil changed now or else you’ll die. Out of nowhere. Says I’m OVERDUE for an oil change. I have just over 5000 miles on my car and the first oil change didn’t seem possible,
But coincidently I wasn’t that far from Mount Kisco BMW so I popped into their service department and asked if they could reset the alert so it would go away. No, they would/could not. Okay. Can you change my oil now while I wait? No, not today. Monday. Until then I guess I have to listen to the warnings and see the yellow alerts on the dash.
I never got a lottery ticket, or put it this way, I haven’t yet and I’m already back to the apartment, sidelined a bit on 684 south by a car accident I could see happen in front of me, and with frozen foods in the trunk, I came home first.
I happened to look closely at the mail I gathered at the Bedford PO and was shocked, yes shocked, at the date a letter was sent from Wilmington, one of my mother’s best friends catching me up on her goings and doings. August 6??? Is that what it says?? And I got it today, September 7? Even if it was mailed August 16, that long to get to Bedford??? Crazy. Shall I call Joe to complain? I hear he’s going to give another speech on COVID and vaccines. Oh boy, that’ll be fun fun fun. Not.
Feet up time. I’ve been having a tough time with some arthritis in my left hip. It really hurts today so I’m going to walk it out doing a few loops around the third floor. Ouch.