Thursday, January 12, 2023

A Fair Neighborhood for All

Began a sunny morning with breakfast and the last of the three new Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood episodes. Miss Elania gets a cut while she's out with Lady Elaine and Dan, and they stop with Doctor Anna for a bandage. Elania's upset because the color of the bandage isn't the same as the color of her skin or Doctor Anna's. Lady Elaine shows how they can use the crayon factory to make sure "Miss Elania's Bandage" now looks like her. Prince Wednesday's cousin Chrissie wants to join him and Dan on the slide, but she can't manage the steps with her crutches. King Friday and Mrs. Tiger build a ramp for her, so all the kids can have "A Fair Place to Play."

Worked on writing for a while after the cartoon ended. Debralee wasn't expecting it to be so cold in Southern California. That's because they're not in California anymore, Gene explains. They're in the Land of the Snowflakes. The head of the Snow Fairies can tell them more...and she's very familiar...

Got to work right on time today...and once again, I wish I hadn't. Work was a pain. One set of women questioned every price on every single item they bought. Admittedly, the Off spray they claimed they got from the clearance shelves didn't come up right...but when the manager caved in and gave to them for $1.67, they went and bought ten more! And then they complained that their orders came up to too much, when the computer added their order just fine. And all the fussing held up a long line. I wish people would learn to read the prices and trust us to do our jobs. We're not there to cheat you. We're there to ring up your orders. (And the manager was still trying to explain to them that their orders rang up right even 20 minutes after they got out of my line.)

And then, about an hour later, another man threw a fit because he couldn't buy a 12 pack of Pepsi and two 12 packs of Sunkist Grape and Canada Dry. Sorry, but you can't mix and match brands on the soda sales, only the flavors in the brand. The manager gave him that, too...and then, of course, the guy put back the soda and half his order because it turns out he didn't have enough money after all. Thank heavens it slowed down enough by 7 for me to get off on time with no relief. 

Went straight home and into Match Game Syndicated and dinner. Sweet and lovely Judy Landers, jolly impressionist Richard Paul, and big George Kennedy joined in for the third week of syndicated shows. Gene was absolutely delighted to give Judy a welcoming kiss! The others help out with "Devil __" on the Audience Match.

Finished out the night with Winter A-Go-Go. I go further into Columbia's entry in the winter-themed party movies of the mid-60's at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.

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