Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Three hours in the life of Joe Palabee

Joe recently got divorced.  His ex-wife got the vacuum cleaner, so Joe heads to Target to shop for another one.  He does not like the colors of the first several ones he sees, but he eventually finds one he likes.  He picks up some vacuum bags and then finds a package with six light bulbs, a box of paper clips, shoe polish, and a bag of brown rice.  While standing in line to check out, he thinks briefly about whether to buy chewing gum or breath mints.  Before leaving, he withdraws $40 from an ATM machine.  On the way home, he stops for gas and decides to buy a bottle of cold water.  When he arrives home, he checks his mail box and finds several advertisements, one of which is for a sale at a local bicycle shop.  Since Joe already has a bicycle and since it will be more than seven months until his twin nieces' birthday, he is not particularly interested.  Before doing anything else, Joe goes online and fills out the warranty registration for his vacuum cleaner.  He vacuums his office before the living room.

NOTE:  This story is purely fictional and for illustrative purposes only.  Any resemblance to existing individuals is purely coincidental.