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A receipt-cheat story

I bought something at a sports-apparel store and noticed the clerk's sleight-of-hand with the receipt as he appeared to put it in the bag. I asked where it was. He said it was in the bag. I looked, under the items and all around, and it wasn't. He said oh I'm sorry, here it is -- as he scooped it from a box of receipts I could see under the counter.

What is the point of this? So I couldn't return anything? Or does the clerk sell the receipts at a discount, along with matching stolen items, so someone can return the items for credit?

I'm still puzzling over this.

Just saw Knives Out. It was pretty good.

Jamie Lee Curtis looks older than her 61 years, but at least she has the guts to be authentic.

The things we do for bling

It's 19 degrees and we're heading to a 5K. At 75, with all my joint replacements, I'm sure to win a medal! (Unless there are more than two other crones over 70, which is rare even in a field of 2,000+ runners.) I wish I had an IMPEACH sign on my back.

Greetings from London.

Yesterday being our 35th anniversary, and tomorrow 11/11 being my 75th birthday, we popped over from Massachusetts to take our pictures sauntering across Abbey Road. We had a brisk beautiful sunny day for it.

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

No, I won't attend a Bernie debate-watch party on the 15th in Somerville.

What I really hate is getting a text on my cell phone, addressing me by my first name, like we're friends. I know other candidates do it. I guess my info is out there.

Today I am special! Michelle Obama sent me a long uplifting email,

topped with that gorgeous photo from BECOMING. She wants me to keep the conversation going, and stay in touch. She signs it "Much Love, Michelle."

This is one mailing list I am happy to be on. 👍

I love you, JLo, but we walked out after half of your movie.

True, my six-day-old replaced right shoulder-in-a-sling was starting to bother me a little, but mostly we left because Hustlers is a really bad movie. You're beautiful, but even the T&A got boring.

In the car on the way home, I read the IMDb synopsis to my husband. Turns out we didn't miss anything, but still glad we went.

** typed with left forefinger **

National Anthem before a 5K today

I've done over 20 of the Cambridge Classic 5K series, spring/summer/fall/winter, and today was the first time this happened. A live person singing the anthem like we're at a baseball game or something.

I'm used to it in arenas (although I don't really see the necessary connection between sports and flag-waving if we're not at the Olympics.) But to have 2000 people lined up waiting for GO and suddenly have to take off caps and hear a sincere young woman draw out this song, was surreal.

Maybe a change of management? I'm patriotic and I love my country as much as a sane person can at this time. But maybe not enough?

Why can't people lose something I can use!

I picked up a discarded empty box to use for shipping; it wasn't light but I figured there were packing materials inside. I got it home, opened it, and found that it was somebody's Amazon return from back in June. The label had come off, but the inside printout had the barcode and description.

I just called Amazon customer service and asked the person what to do with it. She said that since it was three months old, I should just donate the item to charity. I said but wouldn't the sender have had to pay for the item since it never arrived? She said to just donate it.

But who, besides a narrow target group, is going to want a...

"Goplus Swing Canopy Replacement Waterproof Top Cover for Outdoor Garden Patio Porch Yard, 77" x 43", Beige?"

A scam I almost fell for.

I got a text Security Alert saying a hold had been put on my bank account, naming the correct bank. It gave an 877 number to call for assistance. I almost did, because I assumed it was related to the "gift letter" we signed last week, pledging money to help our granddaughter with the down payment on a house she is trying to buy.

I logged onto my bank account and there was no hold. I googled the number that the text actually came from, and there are many scam reports on it.

It seems like too much of a coincidence. Maybe there are shady people at mortgage companies who sell info to crooks. I'll bet a lot of people fall for it.
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