6th Day of Christmas It’s amazing what you can do without a Computer or Cell Phone

Posted: December 30, 2021 by datechguy in Uncategorized

The fifth day of Christmas didn’t start well for me. When I got out of work my driver side rear tire was flat. It was after midnight and while I got the car jacked up and had my full size spare ready for the life of me I couldn’t get my spare off.

Because it was so late I go a ride from DaWife and then had AAA take care of the tire the next day. It turned out I had picked up a nail so I headed straight to Viola Tire where I bought them to get it fixed as it was only two months old.

As they were very busy my plan had been to walk to Zeda’s for a Pizza and them come back for the car when it was ready but I ended up speaking to a lady by the name of Lynn who is a bus driver who was waiting for her tire rotation.

For an hour we talked about all kinds of things from the Feast of the Holy Innocents our various jobs, her boyfriend (whose family I know) my wife our kids and all the various joys and oddities of life.

In a year when human contact is not common the simply joy of meeting someone new and talking to someone face to face about all kinds of things was excellent. Even without COVID in an age when everyone has a face burred in a cell phone or in a laptop such times are rare. In fact my own laptop was in the car and it remained there until she left.

I hope I run into her again and I look forward to the day when DaWife and I might enjoy a lunch or dinner out with her and her boyfriend.

I’m very much enjoying my Christmas gift of the Pinball rental and I’m also enjoying the movies & TV Shows I’ve picked up from the gift cards my sons bought me (The three Musketeers 1948, San Antonio 1945 and the Time Tunnel 1966 a guilty pleasure of my youth which was my gateway to Dr. Who 8 years later) but I think of the best gifts one can get is human contact and friendship, so while some might think of this as half a day “lost” I’d put it down that pleasant time as one of the better Christmas gifts I’ve gotten this year.

Postscript: Here’s a blast from the past from Viola’s Fitchburg Tire from a dozen years ago.

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