Turning a glitch into a conversation starter

The cards I had printed with the title of my book, the address for the blog was perfect. My email address had the wrong letter. It should read ldiephof@sbcglobal.net. The printer used an ‘i’ for the ‘l’, but I didn’t feel like going back to wait and watch another horror movie, so I just accepted them and when I hand them out, I change the ‘l’ to an ‘i’, and that alone gets conversation going.

I met someone today who owns race horses and I’ll post that story in a few weeks.

This morning I attempted to change two $100 bills and was turned down at the bank. “No bank in Ireland will change your bills,” said a man who seemed to enjoy telling me that.  He said there is no control over if the bills are counterfeit. However, he did tell me of a travel agent about one mile away who probably would change them for me, so off I went down the mall, passing screaming music, and many shoppers. I’m telling you, some people in this world have money to spend. I have noticed in the stores they are having lots of sales, and 3 items for 2 euro deals.

Anyway it was a change making business and an information center I found, and immediately got some euros, which went right away to lunch on the top floor of a department store. Dublin has many department stores which remind me of Ford’s old store in Watsonville, or Holman’s in Pacific Grove,  the Denver Dry Goods or Daniels and Fishers Tower. Ah, the good old days when you could shop and have lunch in a nice upstairs restaurant with all of your packages at your side.

By the way, the noisy Germans have left the building, as I will myself tomorrow. I’ll be picked up by Peter Lyons to stay at his and his wife’s house for three days in Dublin. It’s most interesting how I found these folks, but that’s a story for tomorrow.


5 Responses to Turning a glitch into a conversation starter

  1. So Laureen, how’s the weather there in Dublin?

  2. I meant to say, I changed the ‘i’ to an ‘l’. See, even I can’t get it straight.

  3. Paula and Bud

    We were well into withdrawal, then we found you in Ireland. The pictures continue to be beautiful, and the people continue to be interesting, as I’m sure they also find you to be. The girls have managed to put up about 45 jars of plum jam, and at least as many apricot jam. I think next week they will start to pickle green beans. The selves will be full!!!!
    Worry no more about the letter, we recieved a call from Peter, and he told us the letter was sentYao him in Ireland byy carrier from the F. Islands.
    Paula and Bud

    • I don’t understand. I write most every day with few exceptions. I think it’s the time element that makes it look like I’m missing days. It’s almost 3 p.m. there, but it’s almost 11 p.m. there. I am going to post my story of today tomorrow. I got back late and I am worn out.

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