Everything Is Just Peachy!

I had an argument with my fiancée this past weekend. Not really an argument so much as a conversation; where we were not in agreement!

We went to Costco on Saturday. If you ever see me walking into a Costco, you know I already lost one argument that day! I don’t enjoy going into those big stores: Costco is one of the few that I will even walk in to! Walking out, I noticed a COSTCO SIZED box of peaches; in OUR cart!

At this stage in our lives (damn…I sound OLD), other than when we get visitors, we are a house of two; only one of whom even eats peaches. I don't eat any food that shaves more than I do! So, it seemed like an awful lot of peaches to me!

I reminded her that we were not going to be home for the whole day and that it was over 90 degrees outside. Who even knows how much hotter it was going to be in the car all day? The 300-roll package of paper towels and the 1.5-mile long roll of aluminum foil would be fine in the car all day, but I didn’t think the peaches would make it!

A discussion ensued.

When we had discussed things enough that we were able to collaborate on an outcome, I put the peaches in the car! Turns out that Guy has a different understanding of the word collaboration! I’ll have to Google Translate that word into Italian before our next fight.

It was an interesting science experiment.

They actually made it to the kitchen to my surprise (and slight disappointment). By the next morning Karma had saved me and the peaches had to be tossed out. Even if I ate peaches, I would not have eaten THESE peaches! They were just peach mush on a pit. The fuzz was the least of their problems.

One day I’m sure in a fit of Italian rage I’ll hear, “You think you’re SO smart because you were right about the peaches!” That will have to pass for my satisfaction on this issue.

It turns out though you CAN teach an old dog a new trick though and THIS TIME won the battle over my urges to say, “I told you so!”

Speaking of tricks, I like to keep a few tricks up my sleeve to keep my days as an independent retailer interesting.

Being an retailer at 55 can tend to be “same old, same old!” Unless you look to create it yourself, there’s not a lot of variety in our day-to-day business-lives.

But I WANT my days to be interesting and so I n