Traditionally, I have always tried to have at least one post on the first of the month. Call it a tone setter, if you will. But I think of it as no small coincidence that I happened to witness a bit of soap box extremism at the CVS this morning.
There was a customer, a slightly older woman, who was asking for an expert opinion of Five Hour Energy. The cashier was a tall woman who started there fairly recently. I overheard this exchange. This is not verbatim.
Cashier: Five Hour Energy drink is dangerous.
Customer: Oh, is that why it’s behind the counter, because it’s dangerous?
I should note right now that the Five-Hour energy is above the Enfamil. It’s not there because it’s dangerous, it’s there because CVS has problems with shoplifters and Five Hour is
Cashier: Yeah, my sister drank this all day once and it increased her anxiety and made her heart almost pop out of her chest.
Customer: But it has nutrients. That is so misleading.
At this time I was waiting to make my own purchases and doing a phenomenal job of not calling the cashier out on her BS. The customer turned to me and said, “Do you drink this?”
Me: I’d better not throw in an opinion here.
That was this morning. And between the last time I posted and now, there have certainly been things of worth to note, but I have been so focused on writing second book of a series that the primary focus of this particular blog is not the first thing on my mind anymore. That doesn’t mean there won’t be things to complain about, so don’t give up on Confessions. But do be sure to subscribe to my new blog, which I will be starting sometime in December called, “The Salem Author from Bennington.”
And between now and then, go to Smashwords.com to download a sample chapter of Survive by the Sword. You can also go to Barnes and Noble.com, or Inktera. Buy the full copy and review and rate me, so that I have more incentive to focus on writing fiction, instead of complaining about the real life failures of humanity.