Friday, November 21, 2014

Jocy - Repeated Time at Goodwill

This experience happened on 11/20/2014: Jocy (yes, again) was at the Goodwill store with her mom. She was in the checkout line, and the lady in front of her turned around and asked something about some items with white tickets. The lady behind Jocy answered the question, pointed to some racks, and the first lady asked if Jocy would hold her spot while she went to those racks to browse some more. Jocy agreed.

In the meantime, Jocy's mom joined her in the line. The lady behind her made a phone call, which suddenly dropped, and both Jocy and the lady had a conversation about the poor reception in the store.

Shortly afterward, the first lady came back and took her place again. A bit later, she turned around and asked the very same question she had asked before. Now, because Jocy has had this sort of thing happen so frequently, she tends to "steamroll," as she calls it, just plow on through and pretend it's not happening. So Jocy answered the question that the lady behind her had given earlier, and, again, the lady in front of her asked if Jocy would hold her spot. 

Jocy agreed, and her Mom walked up again. (I need to get the details - did her Mom suddenly disappear and Jocy didn't notice or had she just walked away?) 

The lady behind Jocy was now freaking out; she had witnessed the repeated event too. Jocy kept trying to calm  her down, telling her everything was OK and it would return to normal now (speaking from experience). 

I can't imagine how the lady must have felt. She must have wondered if Jocy was some otherworldy being who had orchestrated it somehow, rather than someone who had this sort of thing happen to her so often she tries to ignore it.

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