I pretty much forget how small my little town in NC is until a reminder is kindly taped to my door.
That something, this time, was a handwritten note Cindy at the Town Government telling me I had mailed my water/trash/recycling bill in a timely fashion, however I neglected to actually enclose a check. (A pretty smooth move if I do say so myself.)
I called the number on the nice little handwritten note, and:
Cindy: Town of Bladdey Blah, can I help you?
Me: Hi, This is Cravey, and I…
Cindy: Oh hi Cravey! You got our note then?
Me: (thinking she recognizes my name?) Yes, I guess I forgot to include the check.
Cindy: Oh don’t worry honey, we all do that sometimes! (me thinking we do?)
Me: Um, okay, can I just come by tomorrow and drop off the check?
Cindy: Of course! You know where we are?
Me: Yes, I think so.
Cindy: Great, see you tomorrow then.
This morning I ran by to drop off the check and:
Desk lady: Can I help you?
Me: Hi, My name is Cravey and I....
Desk lady: Oh Right! (laughing) You forgot your check!
Me: Writing check – wondering what happened to the nameless faceless bureaucracies I’m USED to.
Desk lady: Thank you honey! Have a nice weekend.
I am from Washington DC.
I lived in the same condo for 10 YEARS.
I never even knew my neighbors last names.
Where the hockey puck am I ?