Dangerous Compassions


Yesterday Ming went to Dollar General without me to buy a gift card for a Christmas present.  He was standing in line when a man told him not to get too close to him.

“Was he crazy? or angry?” I asked when Ming was telling me the story.

Everything was ok.  Ming kept his distance.  But the person behind him in line was snickering.  (Snickering is like Milky Waying but with peanuts.)

Ming cleaned out a kitchen drawer, trying to make space.  We found three Magic Bullet blender gaskets that our organization’s previous leader ordered from Amazon in 2013–the packing slip receipt is with them.  They’re still rubbery and gaskety.

While back I emailed the leader, who’s now in San Francisco, asking if he wanted the gaskets, and he ignored my email.  So I guess he doesn’t want them.

I thought the gaskets, though worth only a few dollars, might be useful to someone.  So I placed a freecycle ad to give them away.  My ad is awaiting moderation.

Also there are two replacement wires for a cheese slicer we no longer have.  I’m upset by them.  I don’t want to throw them away, but we don’t have a cheese slicer…  Seems stupid to buy a cheese slicer just to use the replacement wires on.  But maybe then we would spend less money on cheese?

Anyone need some replacement wires for a cheese slicer?  They’re driving me nuts.

Also there’s a little coffee grinder.  But we only get coffee ground and keep it in the freezer.  I’m so confused.

Also there’s a small food processor.  Seems silly because the only time it’s worth it to use a food processor is on a big job, in my opinion.  Maybe we should give it to Goodwill?  But I heard Goodwill treats disabled people like crap, paying them pennies.

We’ll definitely give the cookie cutters to J.

Moral of the story: don’t go to Dollar General, don’t clean out your kitchen drawers.

By Laura-Marie

Good at listening to the noise until it makes sense.

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