Once upon a time, Ruthie had a weekday off of work.
“Time to do all the errands I have been saving up!” she thought.
On the ‘To Do’ list was getting the tires rotated, getting new brake pads, giving some clothes up for consignment, getting the oil changed, getting her hair cut, and withdrawing all her money from one very unused bank account.
Looking back at it, the vast level of excitement Ruthie had about doing these things makes her feel a little bit like a very lame adult… But joy in the little things, right?
The day started out wonderful, after breakfast and a shower, it was time for an early morning oil change + Jiffy Lube coffee (yum!). It was a wonderful experience. The sweet man who helped her out not only made her feel like her car was a gem, but like she was a gem as well:
“May I say, you look ravishing today ma’am!” – random nice worker at the Jiffy Lube in Aiken
Yes sir, yes you may say that! Thanks! I certainly am ravishing, aren’t I?
After the oil change it was time for a hair trim at a beauty salon Ruthie had never been to before.
She looked for her phone so she could pull up Google Maps.
She couldn’t find it in her GIGANTUOUS purse.
Oh goodness, what is a millennial supposed to do without her phone on a day of errands??
But Ruth had confidence in herself. She was pretty sure the hair salon was near Food Lion.
So she drove to Food Lion. And drove around Food Lion. And drove around all the parking lots of all the shopping centers around Food Lion. And she had no luck. And she was already 1 minute late for her appointment.
So she went to the place she knew someone would help her: Herbal Solutions.
Earthy people who use many essential oils must be helpful and understanding of a girl accidentally leaving her technology device at home, right?
And they were helpful. You should shop there. Ruthie did; she bought some Castor oil, because she felt bad walking into their establishment and not purchasing something. But the price was much better than what she saw on Amazon, so hey!
The Herbal Solutions people pulled up the address of Ruthie’s hair salon on their Google Maps. It was by a Bi-Lo, not a Food Lion. Typical.
They also called the place for her to tell them Ruth would be late.
They even Ruthie a nick-name when she was rushing out of the door to make it to her hair appointment,
“Hey, Scatter! You left your Castor oil on the counter!”
‘Scatter’ – has a nice ring to it.
Ruthie, or Scatter as we shall now call her, made it only 10 minutes late to her hair appointment. They were so nice to receive her late, and did a wonderful job! Get your hair cut at the Beauty Shop in Aiken!
About 30 minutes later, Scatter pulled up to her Aunt’s consignment shop (should shop at Upscale Resale in Aiken). She was a little early for opening time, so she leaned on her car in the parking lot and decided to kill some time.
She brought out her GIGANTUOUS purse to get her planner out and start drawing some pictures or something.
As she was pulling the planner out, she noticed something… her phone!
The rest of Scatter’s day isn’t worth recounting in detail, but it was a very lovely & wonderful day for a lame adult like herself. The biggest perk was that she found out her brake pads didn’t need exchanging; evidently humidity creates squeaky brakes! Who knew?! Oh wait, the people at Tyler’s Tire in Aiken know. You should shop there.