Day 43 – Transmission Interrupted

I have been ‘off’ quite a bit lately.  I can’t seem to communicate effectively with Theresa or Darwin, or hardly anyone else for that matter.  I feel like I need to ‘rewrite’ every single thing I say to anyone.  I am sure this will pass.  I hope it passes soon.  I don’t know for sure what is wrong….It’s like my signal transmission isn’t being received clear enough.  Today’s gift was a lot like this too.  We are walking into Lucky’s Grocery Store and there is a mom and her son selling candy bars for a school fundraiser.  I decide to make this today’s gift.  I buy one ‘World’s Finest Chocolate Krisp Bar’ for one dollar and I donate an extra dollar to the cause.  I hand the bar to Theresa.  The mother thanks me….but the son, really doesn’t say anything.  Maybe he is shy.  Maybe he is a little confused….Whatever it is, we make a scant, if any, connection.  No shared experience.  No smile.  No nothing.  I wonder if it is because my gift is not well intentioned.  Maybe it is a symptom of how I feel about my communication being so off lately.  Whatever it is….it is not very satisfying.  I wonder if other gifts will miss their mark from time to time?  What part of these misses is my responsibility?  On the ride home I second guess this gift over and over in my head.  Theresa says “Wow,  the ‘World’s Finest Chocolate’ has really gone down hill quality wise…’  We laugh.  It cheers me up, a little.  There is always tomorrow I suppose.

This painting is a tribute to the ‘World’s Finest Chocolate’!  You know these bars….they are sold for school fundraisers.  They usually cost a dollar.  I contend that they are not very good.  Theresa, however, says that she used to love them!  And apparently they have gone down hill.  I wonder if it because they have stopped using superior cocoa.  Maybe the recession has destroyed the budget for ‘World’s Finest’.  lol.  Hopefully they will claw their way back to the top!  And hopefully, my communication skills will return soon, as well.


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2 Responses to Day 43 – Transmission Interrupted

  1. Linda Garrity says:

    Something I just learned today is that true freedom of giving has nothing to do with how it is received by the gift recipient; if you know you’ve given from the heart, that in and of itself is enough. Of course, it’s flattering and enjoyable to see how much something you do/give affects another person, but when you no longer need to ponder over whether or not a gift “missed the mark”, you will have arrived at a purer state of giving.
    Not being there, but experiencing similar lack of response from kids in many other areas, sadly I think that way too many of today’s parents are not doing their job to teach their children good manners and how to be respectful and kind. It plays out horribly in the school where I volunteer, so I see it every day.
    Theresa’s right-those chocolate bars aren’t anywhere near as good as they used to be! An interesting factoid is that the World’s Finest Chocolate headquarters is right in my backyard-the even better news is that they sell many different varieties of chocolate AND they have a factory-seconds outlet store that I will be making a trip to soon! To read more about just what they still think they are the best, follow this:
    PS If Theresa sees anything that looks good online, let me know and I’ll see if they have them at the outlet store and rush some out to her!!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    shut up and paint, hahahahhahaha I get it!

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