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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I should listen

Costco Shoppers in a Row. Pick your partner and Dosey Doe
For a child of the Great Depression, Costco is my kind of store. We, of that era, have to keep a well-stocked pantry. For others living in Montana, they stock up because who knows when they may visit a store again, especially in the winter.
I kept running into these two old cowboys and my mind likes to make up stories about strangers. I imagined them living on a ranch in White Sulphur Springs and could see them putting away their groceries.
I was mainly in Costco to purchase a salad spinner that I was drawn to the week before.
At that time, I stood in front of a salad spinners display and fought an urge  to buy a spinner. A silly thought, I have a spinner . That evening as I was spinning greens, my spinner cracked and spewed out  pieces of plastic. Finish salad spinner. Dang, why didn't I buy that one. Things like that frequently happen to me.

I got in the check-out line and there were the 2 cowboys. I said to them, "Getting ready for the long drive home?" One answered, " Yeah, we live in White Sulphur Springs."

Do you also run into arguments with your intuition and later wish you had listened.

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    1. Karen,
      Oh yeah and another yeah. Intuition here we come. We'll get on a roll.

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  2. We don't have any Costcos around here. Just Wal-Mart and Kroger lol. And yes I have definitely had arguments with my intuition before. These days. I try to always listen to it.

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    1. Keith,
      Kroger.... I think I shopped there when I lived in Florida.... also Publix and Winn-Dixi. But I joined a Sam's club too and it was almost identical to costco.
      If you have learned to obey it, good for you. So much, my head or intellect gives me advice and I often listen to that. Always wrong.

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  3. They say to go with your gut!! Sometimes I listen and sometimes I don't. Most times, when I didn't listen I wish I would have.

    By the way. .. I go through a lot of salad spinners. I must be hard on them because they sure don't last long. I have two in my pantry right now and one needs to be tossed.

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    1. Terry,
      Me too. I wish I always would go with my gut. Guts are very wise. Ha
      You go through salad spinners too? Did you read that Fishducky has had the same one for 15 years? Maybe they made them better back then because mine break. I really like the design of my old one better than this new one. It's one handle on top and you keep pushing that down. I do like them though. I did have a basket like the French use. They go outside and swing it and twirl it overhead and around and it does a beautiful job of getting out the water, but I tossed it when I was on my mighty purge.

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    2. I remember my daughter's mother in law's mum putting salad greens into a pillowcase kept especially for the purpose and going outside to spin it around and around, always on the grass so it would get the water.

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    3. I have a salad bag that I can cut and wash the lettuce then put it in the bag and take it out when I need it.

      I had a salad spinner that you pull the string like a lawn mower... I broke the string. I have also had the push ones tht I like too.... Now I have the crank ones that I don't really like. But none of them last.

      Maybe we just over use them.

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  4. Maybe you should take your intuition and go buy some lottery tickets!! :)

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    1. Mellodee,
      I have tried that and there my powers leave me. Ha
      Gambling is legal in Montana and there are casinos all over town. I used to like gambling but I just donate money. I used to have luck in the bigger Indian casinos when I lived in Minnesota.

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  5. Sure have such arguments or creations with myself
    About this that or the other thing at my shelf
    And what do you know
    In 47 minutes I'll be on my way to costco
    And I agree with the above
    Buy some lottey tickets, win, and share the love lol

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    1. It's hard to know who does the talking
      Inside one's head when they are walking
      Down the aisle of great big super store
      For consumer buying there is no bore
      Buy your pringles or your chips
      I guarantee you'll smack your lips
      When you get home and you discover
      Your junk food's all gone under cover.

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  6. My sister calls that a God voice and says I should listen more closely.

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    1. Gail,
      Your sister is most likely right because I notice this only works for good and never works for anything bad.

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  7. Love it! White Sulphur Springs cowboys must have a certain aura around them. :-) My intuition is "rusty". Could be why I am having motivational problems.

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    1. Su-sieee
      When I am around a crowd of people I love to make up stories in my mind and White Sulphur just popped into my head. Well, oil up your intuition and let it roll. Yeah.

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  8. I truly find it remarkable how we are all so much alike in our daily todoings... LOL

    oh, me...

    I LOVE Montana ... and I agree... buy a lottery ticket! that really is amazing ... really

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    1. Carolyn, Do you mean you shop at Costco too and make up stories about people? Something even told me to take a picture of the two cowboys and I did.
      I guess it is not my destiny to win a lottery. Ha

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    2. lol... no don't belong but I shop lots of places where lots of people roam... I travel in a van and boon at Walmarts and such all over. I'm stationary for the moment in a motel waiting for SPRING!

      I am a grand people watcher ... I love wondering who and where and why of people and will also make up stories ... HAHaaaa... I've never heard of anyone else admitting that... but I know people do...

      BUT the fun of your story coming true! I've come close. I was sitting at an open kiosk bar at the beach ... several couples were at a table outside. I sat and watched them ... decided who went with whom ... After I had made my final decision ... I introduced myself and told them what I had been adoing!

      They thought that was great fun and well ... I only missed two couples out of 8 ... not bad!

      I do stuff like that all the time.... I've been threatening to buy a lottery ticket... I mean even if the chances are a zillion to one … I just might be that one! why not? someone is ...

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  9. I think you had a spinner destruction premonition. Great guess on the cowboys. You're on a roll.

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    1. Patti,
      I probably cause the spinner's demise with my enthusiastic spinning technique. But who likes wet lettuce?

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  10. I've had my salad spinner for almost 15 years--I didn't know they ever broke!

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    1. Fishducky, If I recall, you never cook. (smile) Yours could last another 15 years. Yes, I know you cook once in a while but you just probably have the right touch on the salad spinner. Terry says hers are always breaking too. We must pound them to death and beat the water out of the lettuce. Maybe things were made better 15 years ago.

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  11. Hi Manzanita,

    If I ran into two old cowboys over here, in lil' ol' England, I think I'd be rather surprised :)

    In my case, I go into a store to get the one thing I actually do need, forget to buy it and then get home and realise I really should of bought that new kettle.

    Gary :)

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    1. Gary,
      Isn't that a kickerooo when you forget the one thing you go to the store for. That would be caused by product distraction and perhaps great marketing.

      Speaking of cowboys, this summer I donated my cowboy hat to my neighbors yard sale. But true cowboys love their hats and their boots. Whoo Hoo

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  12. See, I just knew you were the kind of woman who knew what she was talking about! Right on with the cowboys! I am still learning to go with my intuition. Most days I just make things more complicated than they ought to be, by trying to be logical, but still practical. If I had your intuition things would be so much easier.

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    1. Dear Murees,
      Well mine would be better if I always listened to it but it's so easy to disbelieve the I let my stupid head take over when it thinks it's being so smart. I think we should relax and the first thought in our minds is most always the right one.Whoopi yi yay

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  13. I remember when we lived in Montana and we would go to ?Costco, we would see people buying their stuff and putting it into ice chests they had brought with them; we figured they had driven into the city to stock up and wondered how far they had to drive home.

    betty

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    1. Betty,
      Where did you live in Montana? If there was a costco, it must have been, Missoula, Bozeman, Bilings or Great Falls. Helena just got Costco 2 years ago.
      You were right, people drive long distances to stock up on supplies

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  14. Now you know the secret of my HERE'S TO YOU posts...sshhhh!

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    1. Robin,
      I see, your intuition and it's always (or nearly so) correct. I won't tell.

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  15. I've never owned a salad spinner in my life. I put my washed greens into a large colander, wrap a teatowel around the whole thing and shake like crazy. Over the sink to catch the drips of course.
    We don't have a Costco here in South Australia, I believe there is one somewhere in the Eastern states along with several Aldis and there's a rumour that we may get an Aldi here soon. I'll be checking it out if we do. I like to stock up on non-perishables.

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    1. River,
      And your way even gives your more exercise. Good idea. Just like hanging the clothes outside.... what good bending and straightening exercise when you hang the clothes on the line.
      Aldi must be almost the same. I joined a Sam's club when I lives in Florida. That was Walmart's answer to Costco. As Sam Walton started Walmart and then they had Sam's named after Sam W. too. I like that way of shopping and evidently so do most of the population.

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  16. Yep, you SHOULD have bought that salad spinner. That'll teach you!! How I would love to see a couple of cowboys in my local supermarket. Not much chance of that here in dear old England, I'm afraid! How funny that they actually came from the place that you were thinking of.

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    1. thisisme,
      I'm a fan of Edgar Cayce and years ago I wanted his book, There is a River and I was too cheap to buy it in a store so I looked in thrift stores. I was driving and my car just about pulled up to a thrift store, almost by itself. I went in and there was a copy of Cayce's book staring me in the facce.
      I suppose the cowboys would get the odd stares if they went to England. It's common place here, to see cowboy garb. Not on me. I don't care for it. Athough I do wear jeans.

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  17. My intuition once beat the crap out of me.
    With a salad spinner.

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    1. Al
      You could have won. Hit them right in the spinner button. :)

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  18. Oh yeah, I have inner arguments with myself all the time, and usually manage to talk myself out of buying stuff I don't really need. There was one time, though, that I was getting ready to go to the store, and got a very strong feeling that I shouldn't leave the house. I mean, really strong. So... I didn't.

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    1. Susan, I have done that if the feeling is strong like you say yours was. I really would like to be so in tune with the universe that I just need to obey what I feel and everything will come out right.
      It's wonderful that you have learned to pay attention to yours.

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  19. Dear Manzanita, several times, psychics I've visited have told me I have great instincts/intuitions, but that I need to learn to listen to them. I'm still learning! Peace.

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    1. Dee,
      You are given a gift. Think how many people you can help with your ability. I've always wanted to be a "seer" but unfortunately I'm not.
      It's a great path you are on.
      Love and peace

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    2. Dear Manzanita, thank you. Peace.

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  20. You are on a roll. Intuition/instincts usually are accurate, in my case (and yours). I wish we knew more about the cowboys.

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    1. Susan K.
      I get gut feelings but I never know if I dare listen or not.... do you too?
      Naw, I'm not much interested in cowboys. Not my cup of tea. It's just that those 2 kept getting in my space. There are plenty more out here. Ha

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  21. Firstly, I'm always standing in a shop deciding that I don't really need an item only to get home and be reminded of why I should have bought it. Not sure if it's stinginess or indecision.

    Secondly, how romantic it sounds to do your shopping alongside real cowboys. I pop to my local supermarket several times a week and I know that even if it snows I'll be fine because there's a small store at the corner of the street. Different lives!

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  22. Ros,
    That is exactly why my kids were having such a fit and wanted me to move back to town for the winter. I did and I realize I could be mighty lonely in the mountains all winter.
    Cowboys cease to be romantic when one lives in Montana. I live for the few cultural troupes that pass through our town. Cowboys attend rodeos and you can always find a rodeo or horse show.

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    1. Nope, they still sound romantic from where I'm sitting ;-)

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  23. We go to Costco once a week and I was drawn to those spinners too. I did a quick check on my iPhone and saw it didn't have very good reviews so I didn't buy it. A week later I found the Triumph salad spinner at the Garage Sale and it is great!!! I wish they still sold them.

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  24. And another thing.....I joined BJs because I thought they offered something that Costco doesn't.
    Imagine my surprise when I walked up to the cashier and asked for one.
    I'm going back to Costco.

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  25. Yup that intuition thing is a big deal and I am beginning to think it may not just be intuition. There may be electrical brain currents from one persons brain that are picked up by another randomly mostly because we have yet to discover that we may be able to find a means to do this properly. I'm sure research is busy trying figure it out.
    I sometimes get vibes from relatives very far away but then a call or text will come.

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  26. You may be onto something of vital importance. I have that with certain people. I think of them and go to call them and the phone rings and it is that person. Another thing, I think of a certain word and think to myself, I haven't seen that word used in a long time and shortly after I see the word online.

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  27. I love it when these things happen, little affirmations of how the universe works...

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  28. when I don't pay attention, my intuition kicks me in the butt. Just came over from Robin's Your Daily Dose!
    http://yourdailydose-robin.blogspot.com/

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