Today's auction was out on the farm. No gorgeous antiques, no fun trash to pick through,
a forecast of strong storms, hail and a very strange 65 degrees, which seemed certain to bring tornadoes since it was only in the teens 24 hours earlier. Here is my view to my left side, through the windshield of the auction truck. Anybody want a big orange tractor? That's Gail and Bryan, my coworkers in the blue jackets. My job was inside the truck, registering bidders and doing check-out.
And here's my view in front of me! LOL! Yes, many of you know that I have an aversion to the off-site auctions that require us to use the lovely Porta Johns. They are usually not put in a nice, private location! I just had to laugh that it was in my direct line of vision for the day. This one was is leaning, too! Not as bad as one auction, where I could hardly relax in anticipation of the whole thing falling over with some poor soul inside with their pants down around their ankles. Notice my hand sanitizing gel and my phone? I use the gel all the time since I'm handling people's driver's licenses and money. Today, one man was holding his license with his teeth and then took it out of his mouth and gave it to me. Oh, please! The phone comes in handy to text friends about porta johns, weather and other crazy things happening.
People watching is also entertaining when it comes to PJ's. I'm amazed how close people stand to them while waiting for a turn. Too close! Isn't their some kind of unspoken rule about invading people's personal space? I think this should include the PJ's, too! Today the entertainment was watching how many people walked up and pulled on the door when the little symbol indicated it was locked! I wanted to yell, "Someone is in there, people!" haha. Once they realize it is occupied, they don't stand there to be seen by the person coming out! No, they slink away and hide until they can try again unnoticed~ hahaha.
But the most fun was seeing the symbol like this. Oh, that was so confusing to people! I watched this happened probably three or four times. People timidly and quietly opened the door very slowly about an inch and peeked inside! Why not knock??? Then when they saw it was empty, they looked relieved and went in. So very funny!!