Tuesday, August 01, 2006

i can't think of a more original title for this than tuesday

i barely slept last night. i mean, really, i think i was lucky if i got three hours. and i kept having coughing fits. this heat - even though i haven't been out in it for 2 days - is the worst.

so sunday, i went to whole foods to pick up a few little tidbits, and i decided to procure some vitamin C and probiotics to try and combat the nasty effects of all the medicine i've been on. unfortunately, i was hot and exhausted and light-headed, and seeing all those little bottles with lots of writing on them wasn't helping me. so i wandered around kind of whimpering to myself until this rather lovely man came up to me and said, 'do you need me?'

i told him that i thanked God he had shown up - that i was pretty much lost without him in this area of the store. in fact, i kept mumbling 'all the writing, so many bottles. i just don't even know.' he looked a little concerned that i might be crazy and/or unwell, but i assured him that i was simply under the weather and a little faint but that all was good....

so thus began a rather brief but intense relationship involving us touring the aisles a bit and his explaining to me the health benefits of a variety of items. i managed to score some enteric-coated probiotics and vitamin C with bioflavonoids, as well as a bevy of knowledge about other things (most of which i've, sadly, now forgotten).

when i tried to walk away, he pulled out the stops with the multivitamins, but i let him know that things were a-ok with me for now, and i'd be back - perhaps - later to get some other things....oh, and that i hoped he'd be there to answer my questions. i thanked him about 30 times and then pulled myself away. he looked a little bummed....

ah well. it's always nice to feel valued, even if only for a moment....

oh, and 'happy' august, everyone. it's hot as a mutha outside....

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