April 15th, 2010

"Bar Code Amy"

   Before I went north yesterday I went to the library and spoke to the lady who has the daughter the works for the publisher. Its amazing how I find out these things. She said, That she would ask her daughter if she would look at my manuscript or give it to the person who would“. Its nice to know someone with a connection like that. Just to have gone this far makes me happy.

      Shortly after that I went to Wal-Mart for some things and when I went to pay I met “Cashier Amy“………. I said “Hi cashier Amy, how are you“ ? She replied with a cute smile, “I’m fine sir but I’m not a cashier…..Its at this point I wondered why it said on her name tag “Hi my name is Amy” and right under that, the word Cashier written in black letters on a yellow background and she was on the cash register. So I asked her with my best smile. I said, “Why does it say cashier on your name tag“. “I don’t work in the front anymore I work in the back and I just haven’t taken it off the thing yet.” She said looking and pointing at the badge. “Oh, then with a streight face I said, How are they going to know what you do?” “Are you going to have the bar code on your neck or on the inside of your arm? Wait a minute…….Now, you probably realize I’m kidding, right. I am saying this to her and I am very serious and really trying not to smile…Meanwhile this kid is serious when she replies, “I not going to let them put any tattoos on me“, and in the next breath says, “Piercing I don’t mind but not tattoos“. I said, “You do know that sooner or later that’s going to happen, Wal-Mart always wants to know where its employees are and what they are doing”. Then at this point I said, “Sooner or later they will tell you to do that“. Its either that or you won’t have a job. She seriously agreed and the line was getting longer. I left before I started laughing …..In the future this will happen…..I said the other day, that there so many people in this country that we don’t know who are enemies are….The only solution is a neat little bar code or a GPS implant somewhere on your body….They have them on dogs and cats why not on humans? It just makes sense….Cashier Amy wasn’t shocked and she actually thought I was serious. To her the idea was just one of those things that will happen sooner or later and acceptable……How do you know there isn’t some kind of locater on your body right now? A microscopic pin point that can hear and find you…….Wait, there is and its called a cell phone…..Wait again, the reason the Government doesn’t care how many people there are in this country is…What’s the first thing they buy when they get to this country? A cell phone…Wow…. I could be on to something……………..