Do You Need Any Help with That?

I decided tonight that I can never live in a retirement community when I get old enough to retire.  If I ever retire.  Our “vacation spot” is a beach with a lot of retired people.  It’s nice, because it’s quiet.  And Mike & I are some of the younger people here.  Tonight we went to the grocery store.  You can tell people are retired, because they don’t hurry.  Going to the grocery store is an event to be enjoyed for as long as possible.

We had two items over the “10 items or fewer” limit (and 100 extra points to the store for getting that one right), so I checked out after Mike with my two things.  It was more of a joke than a necessity; I don’t think anyone would have cared if we had 12 items.  But the girl bagging didn’t realize we were together.  Mike had ice, a big 2-liter soda, some fruit, crackers, odds and ends.  It ended up being about 4 bags.  The bagger kept nattering at him, “Do you have your car?  Are you walking?”  “I have a car,” Mike replied.  “Oh, you don’t have your cart.  Do you need a cart?”  We didn’t have a cart in the first place.  It was all in a basket and that big, strong man I married carried it through the store, all except for my two items.  And that was just because they were air fresheners (day 2 without A/C and the condo just smells “musty”), and I didn’t want them to be in with the food.

Finally she finished the last bag and said, “Do you need help getting to your car?”  I had a hard time not bursting into laughter.  Mike is about the most fit and active “just barely old enough to be a member of AARP” guy that I know.  He just kind of looked at her, then said, “I think I can make it.”  I don’t think he found the situation as humorous as I did.

Oh –  I just remembered that there are a lot of places that give senior discounts at 55, so at least one of us could get those.  And I think that grocery store is one of them.  Which may explain the plethora of old people and the bagger’s concern for Mike. Darn.  Wish I had remembered earlier so we could take advantage of a 5% discount!

It’s just nice to know that wherever I go, it’s home if we’re together.

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Stamps:  Forever with You; Ink:  Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse stampin’ write markers; Paper:  Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla card stock; Comfort Cafe designer series paper; Other:  Big Shot, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, designer buttons – subtles, linen thread, Apothecary Accents framelits

This is another new set from the 2012-13 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog.  It coordinates very well with the Comfort Cafe’ designer series paper.

I’m going to go sit with my old guy.  Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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