July 18, 2010


Old age raises it's ugly head in many insidious ways.  Take this afternoon for example.

Jan and Rob are at the local Piggly Wiggly.  They take their cart to a checkout line with the light on, but no checker.  And there they wait.

Stockgirl:  "Hey Cricket, you have a customer."

Me:  "Cricket?  Who names their kid Cricket?"

Jan:  "Shusssshhhh!"

Me:  "What?"

Cricket comes over and begins checking groceries.

Cricket:  "Hi!"

Me:  "Hi Cricket ... snicker"

CricketPuzzled look.

Cricket finishes checking the groceries.

Me:  "So, uh, that's an unusual name."

Cricket:  "Huh?"

Me:  "Your name ... Cricket.  That's an unusual name."

Cricket:  "My name's not Cricket, it's Bridgette" (points to name tag that says "Bridgette").

Me:  "Oh ... Bridgette.  That's an unusual name too."

Jan:  "Damnit Rob ..."

Cricket/Bridgette:  "Have a nice day."

Jan:  "Why do you always have to embarrass me in public?"

Me:  "Sigh".

1 comment:

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