ST rode with me to the city this morning so I could LEGALLY take advantage of the HOV lane. Hey...if I'm running late for a doc's appointment I have been known to ride dirty. I'll just pay the ticket...seriously.
I drop ST off to the Metro stop near my doc's office and then looked for parking. Since it was 8:00 am...there was a lot of street parking and I found a meter and parked immediately across the street from doc's office.
Then I looked in my coin thingy in my truck and I remembered the following conversation:
E: T-MONNIE...THE ICE CREAM TRUCK IS HERE! THE ICE CREAM TRUCK IS HERE!
Me: Check my truck for cash...AND LOCK THE DOOR BACK!
So yeah...I only had like ninety five cents for the meter which bought me about 28 good minutes. *sigh*
This guy was at the meter and he had a roll of quarters.
Me: Hey. Gimme fifty cents.
And he started laughing and gave me fifty cents. (Got me another 14 minutes)
Me: I'm sorry but I'm from the country...I have no shame.
Him: I'm from the country too. Where you from?
Me: Louisiana. You?
Him: Georgia and I hate to pay for parking but I have to cuz my wife's at the doctor.
And I noticed he was headed where I was headed.
Me: You going to Columbia?
And we walked in together and I saw his wife and said:
Me: Hey! Your husband loaned me fifty cents! LOL!
And I shook her hand and introduced myself. Althea...(the chick behind the desk) knows me well so she just shook her head and laughed as I walked up to sign in. When I turned back to find a seat not far from the couple the wife said:
Wifey: Monica...I read your blog! That's how I found out about Dr. Sacks! You need some more money? Honey...give her some more money!
And he gave me more money so I could put in the meter and not get a ticket. LOLOLOLOLOLOL! We chatted briefly because they called her back for her transfer but I hugged her tight and said a prayer for them as they headed back. Then...I smiled too hard at the irony and was reminded that I had a 4 day migraine.
Yeah...you read right...FOUR.DAY.MIGRAINE.
That is all.
Cool huh? The couple...NOT the migraine!