Monday, July 15, 2019

Reparte At Orb K

I stopped by Orb K around noon on Sunday, to pick up some scratchers. I'd already told the clerk my desired tickets. She was bent over, practically standing on her head, tearing them off. Sweet Gummi Mary! One of these days, the Orb K clerks are gonna blow a blood vessel. I almost feel bad for their contortions to fetch my tickets. But not bad enough to not buy tickets there.

Anyhoo... while she was upside down, out of sight, there's no point in making small talk. The blood was probably pounding in her ears anyway, rendering her temporarily deaf. As usual, I spent the time looking at the floor. It paid off, because I found TWO PENNIES! Yes. Of course I'll show them to you, on Saturday, elsewhere.

The clerk popped back up, most likely experiencing a head rush. While she was scanning my tickets, I stooped over and took a picture of my new pennies.

"That'll be twenty dollars," she said.

"Here you go. And I'm already two cents ahead, because I just found two pennies!"

"Oh! Are they face up? That's supposed to be good luck." She said, not knowing I'm a famous penny-picker, headed for Future Pennyillionaire status.

"Well, one of them is. So I guess that means I'll just break even. But I'm still two cents over!"

She bade me good luck, and I headed home to scratch.

Heh, heh. I had three tickets. Two were winners. One for $5, and the other for $25. So I came out ten dollars ahead! Make that ten dollars and two cents.


River said...

Woo-Hoo! win-win. Why do they bend over almost double when they could bend the knees and just semi-squat I wonder. Remind those knees what their job is. and getting up from a semi squat is great for toning the thigh muscles. (says the blob sitting in her chair)

Hillbilly Mom said...

Or maybe they have bad knees... I have to bend over and do a toe-touch to pick up the fallen ice cubes that naughty FRIG II spits over the rim of my bubba cup every time I fill it. My knees can't take a squat.

Sioux Roslawski said...

CeilingRed was easy. Orb K--that one whooshed past me for just a second.

Hillbilly Mom said...

I'm sure you have an Orb K or two in your area. I liked ours better when it was first built, and called "Talk of the Town." Which I altered to "Voice of the Village." Either they couldn't make a profit, or they sold out their location for a pretty penny.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I no longer squat. Hurts and I have trouble coming back up! Perhaps they will hire someone such as myself and they will rearrange things to their liking and no longer have to stand on their heads to get at those scratchers.

Hillbilly Mom said...

You would think they could organize their high-traffic items to be more ergonomically friendly to the staff. They have those tiny bottles of liquor in a case right on the counter, between the registers, and the scratcher display propped against the front window, off to the side. I've seen many people buy scratchers, but only one customer buy a tiny bottle of alcohol. Which I'm sure she poured into her Polar Pop when she got behind the wheel! So you'd think the clerks could bend over less often to retrieve liquor, and have the scratchers up top.

River said...

Our scratcher tickets are available at the local chemist (pharmacy) and all newsagencies, but the display with them is small and set on the counter. We don't have to bend over to see them and the assistants don't have to bend to get the tickets.

Hillbilly Mom said...

The Gas Station Chicken Store has them under a glass plate in the counter, but if people set their purchases on it, you have to wait until it's your turn, and then feel rushed when someone is behind you. I pretty much have theirs memorized, though, unless they run out of a ticket and put in a new kind. You ask for them by name there, rather than a number.