Just a quickie here, it's late, I'm tired, and the issues and readings deserve far better than I am capable of providing right now..
Today the retirement check hit. So it's time to pay bills. During which Dear Wife was over with the Little One while mom and dad are at work..Niece got home around 4 p.m., so we were off to the grocery store run. In this case, I dropped her at a location of a regional grocery chain (Giant Eagle) while I ran to the WallyWorld a couple miles up the road for a few things best acquired there. Then back to pick her up (after helping her through the store, unloading and reloading the cart at the checkout. Then out to the car, which I loaded. Then unloaded partially, as they'd screwed up something. We'd gone there specifically to take advantage of a "BOGO" (buy one, get one free) sale. Two cuts in the same case, next to each other, both labeled BOGO. Employee told her that one of each would count the same as two of same cut, so she said OK. But the system did not ring it up that way. We took the meat right back inside, got our money back, came home, unloaded, made dinner. To find that one of the packages of pepperoni had spoiled meat in it. Date coded for December of 2016, but clearly NFG. So we used the other package (date coded for January), and will go back tomorrow and raise Cain.
Stuff at WallyWorld was no better. Several products we've been buying for several years are suddenly not to be found and employees profess ignorance of the issue. Which, that part, I do believe. We're mad at them anyway: we got word yesterday from a Confidential Source within the WalMart Corporate anthill to the effect that, as of now, ALL meats sold there -- Purdue frozen chicken being the sole exception -- will be sourced out of either Mexico or CHINA!! Without said facts being made know, in accordance with recent WTO diktats.
There are reasons for my chronic bad attitude.
The Old Testament reading is chapters 10, 11, and 12 of Ecclesiastes.
The New Testament passage is verses 16-33 of 2nd Corinthians chapter 11.
II Corinthians 11:16-33