Friday, October 23, 2009

All 8 Megapixels of It


While I was standing in line at Long's Drugs at Kahala Mall, my camera fell off my belt while I was searching for loose change in my pants pocket, but unfortunately, I didn't even hear it plop on the floor probably because the camera was still in it's soft case. This lady in line in front of me decides to get herself another package of shrimp chips, ®Yick Lung brand, of course. She said something to me about it, and I mimed that I'll only reserve her spot in line for the next 20-minutes. Then the meter runs out. Even on an Aloha Friday. Meanwhile I had spotted dried apricots on a nearby rack which were on sale. So, I went take a look only to find that the apricots were the 6-oz package size, and even for $2.00, it wasn't worth buying, unless the apricots were individually hand dipped in chocolate. However, I am getting hungry for dried apricots of all things.

Anyways, I returned back in line and this girl next in line, behind me, is picking up my camera. I said, "that's mine." She hands me back my camera. Then after a 47 ½ seconds delay, I said, "thanks." She looked back at me with an expression that exuded, "like, yeh....a thankyou was in order." See, I had sensed that she was suspicious that I might not really be the rightful owner of "my" camera, so I thought it wiser to pause before thanking her long enough for her to realize that the items on the checkout conveyor belt in front of her things were mine, therefore it's more than plausable that the camera she found on the floor space that I was now standing on also belonged to me. It would have been pretentious of me, for example, to inform her that I'm the executive producer of Lost and was just taking a break from a shoot. And aren't you so glad to have met me and so forth.  

6 comments:

kahuku said...

glad you didn't lose your camera, and it didn't break when it hit the floor.

RONW said...

kahuku- it problem fell on my work shoes. My camera would be angry with me.

jalna said...

You're right Ron, had so little bit pieces of apricots in that bag. I'm so glad you got your camera back.

RONW said...

Jalna- when I saw the apricots on the shelf, I thought to myself, "isn't that the apricots, Jalna said that she bought at Longs." I usually eat the whole package in one sitting, so it gets expensive.

Rowena... said...

Now I've got it in my head to see what dried apricots cost here. I'll dip them myself, thank you.

And speaking of LOST, did you know that Jorge Garcia keeps a blog?
http://dispatchesfromtheisland.blogspot.com/

RONW said...

Rowena- I've been following Dispatches from the Island, for a while, now. I just read on a weekly basis since he travels everywhere and his blog isn't really Hawaii-based.