During lunch the other day (May 10th, 2022), I wrote out a few bills that I needed to mail out so I wasn’t late paying them. Once that process was done, I walked to the elevator and went to the lobby of my new apartment building.
In the Lobby at New Apartment Building
Once there, I stopped at the concierge desk to find out where I needed to put outgoing mail. The person behind the desk walked with me to the mailroom to show me where I could put any mail that needed to be sent out. The mail could go under any of the signs in the mailroom that read “U. S. Mail.”
After doing that, I checked my mailbox, and there was still no mail. I was expecting to get new bills and the mail I had forwarded from my old place but still not much.
The other day I had gotten an envelope from the Post Office telling me how long they would forward the different types of mail. My father had initially planned to give me cash since I’m poor at getting to the bank to deposit checks. So in an envelope, he had a check for my Christmas and birthday money. Still, he never made it to my place on his trip back up north because of moving to a new apartment.
Leaving the Building for a Short Walk
On my way outside for a short walk, I headed by the leasing offices and the conference room you can schedule if you need it.
When I looked into the conference room, there was a group of four people bopping along to some music, which I couldn’t hear from outside the conference room. I took a double-take at the Grammy sitting in the middle of the conference room table as I looked in.
I kept going towards the front of the building and then circled back to make sure I didn’t see things. Sure enough, it was a Grammy.
I headed out the back of the building for a walk around our block since the weather was nice.
On my return, of course, I had to go by the conference room to see if they had the door open and I could ask about the Grammy, but it was still closed, so I kept ton walking and then went back up in the elevator to my apartment.
Nice to have someone who won a Grammy living or visiting the building.
Not My First Grammy Sighting
This isn’t the first Grammy I have seen in person. When I was visiting Nashville back in October 2019, I stopped at Third Man Records, owned by Jack White of the White Stripes.
Knowing my brother is a big music nerd, I texted him if he needed me to get him anything from Third Man Records. He sent me a photo of two Grammy’s sitting in a case and asked me to get him one of those. I said I would see what I could do but didn’t expect to be able to get him one.
So when I finally found parking there on a weekday, I wandered around a bit, looking to see what they had. I found the case with the two Grammys and sent him a photo that I had found them.
I bought a few records and some 45s from a series of storytelling that they were selling.
Once I got the records to the counter to pay, I mentioned it to the young lady behind the counter. When she asked if I had found everything I wanted that my brother had requested, I grab him a Grammy for him.
She then reached under the counter, asked if I wanted one like this, and handed me a Grammy. It was for Best Rock Performance in 2014 for Jack White’s album “Lazaretto.” So, of course, I grabbed a few selfies and had someone else in line behind me take my photo.
Holding a Jack White Grammy
Of course, the young woman told me upon giving me the Grammy, more or less. I could use it for photos only, which implied I couldn’t take it with me.
As people say, they are much heavier than you would expect them to be.
So now I have seen four Grammys within less than a few feet of me and even have photos of me holding at least one of them.
Pay Attention to Your Surroundings
When wandering around places, don’t always be on your phone checking social media and looking around your surroundings because you never know what or how you might see when you’re out and about.