Don’t care to hear about your soap opera of who did what

Published 10:58am Friday, August 3, 2012

No; I don’t want to hear all the gory details about your divorce wars. Don’t care to hear all about your soap opera of who did what to who. While shopping one day, quietly minding my own business and enjoying my own train of thoughts, I was trapped: forced to listen to an one-sided rabid account of such an obnoxious war. Believe me, I was caught between distress that someone would share that information so publicly, and that I was forced to listen to something that I didn’t want to make my business. I kept trying to catch the offender’s eye, to stare her down with “the look,” but she was in her own world: shopping and yapping at full blast.
Another crime is when people loudly talk to air, and you look around thinking they’re speaking to you, when in reality they’re having a conversation with their head set. Grrrrrr! Then there are restaurants: someone spends the whole meal with their phone in hand. Now, to me, if you’re having a meal with someone, you pay them attention, as well as the food on your plate. Not that damn plastic thing. The height of rudeness, my mother would say! And driving: put the phone DOWN. Put your hands on the wheel and DRIVE! Pay attention.
Take a hike! If you’d like a nice hike with a local ham, join our own delightful nature lover Chuck Hearon for Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) hikes. Aug. 5 and Aug. 19, Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Meet at Saluda Library parking lot. For information, 828-749-1560 or www.saludaclt.org
Meals On Wheels can always use volunteers; inquire with Donna Carson at Saluda Center 828-749-9245 or stop by.
Don’t forget to stop by Saluda Community Library and buy tickets for a chance to win Bill Jameson’s beautiful donated painting “Fall on the Green River,” which is on display near the circulation desk until the December drawing. All proceeds benefit our library!
Saluda Tailgate Market continues at West Main Street public parking lot on Fridays, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Fresh local offerings: rain or shine.
Happy August Birthday to B.J. Kent, Linda Kaye Haynes, Cindi Miller, Paul Stoney, Jen Pace, Zack Pace, Don Mintz, Caroline Tindal, Nora Ward, Samantha Ward and Reeda Ward.
Thank you, dear readers for reading this column: each and every one of you is appreciated and your comments are valued! If you have something of note, feel free to contact me at bbardos@gmail.com; or 828-749-1153. You may also visit my website at bonniebardos.com or find me on facebook.

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