This past weekend I agreed to work on my first 48hr Film Festival – Wow!  What fun…  But a lot of work! Especially after the busy week I had previously!   More about the experience in a couple of days…
Saturday morning I needed to go to Home Depot to pick up a few things like black plastic to cover windows, AA’s, 9 volts, etc.   I don’t know if any of you have been to HD between 6am and 6:30am on a Saturday morning but the place is a ghost town.  All of the lights aren’t even turned on.  

I found my stuff and preceded to check-out.   Well at 6:20am you have to check yourself out. There wasn’t a HD employee in sight.  The very first item (a paper drop cloth) must not have weighed correctly in “the bagging area” and the machine told me to ask for assistance.  From whom???   There wasn’t a HD employee to be seen.  

So there I stood.  Waving my arms.  Wandering back in the main isle.  I didn’t yell (I’d have been talking to myself!).  But this went on for many minutes.

Now I’m a patient person (normally…).  But this had me on the edge.  I was late.   I had a long day ahead of me.   And it wasn’t starting off as I planned.

After many more minutes a HD employee started wandering toward me.  Way to slowly for my frustration level.   Once she approached to conversation distance she stopped walking.   I mean hurry up and get over to the machine already.  

Nope, she just stood there.  I was stunned!  The she said the following…

“You should still be home asleep”

I laughed so hard I thought I was going to have cramps.  My frustrations and impatience were symptoms.  This HD psychoanalyst had it all figured out!    At 6:30am on a Saturday morning!
My smile carried me through the rest of the day.