“You shop like an old lady.”
I couldn’t help myself. I started to laugh and just kept walking. I was in the grocery store, picking up a few things for supper at work. I happened to be walking by the mother-daughter duo when I heard the teenager say that. It was funny. I have no idea in what context it was said, but it was funny.
A little bit later I was standing at the deli counter waiting for my Angus roast beef to be sliced, and I noticed the mother standing beside me. I glanced at her. Blonde ponytail. She certainly didn’t look like an old lady. I looked away. Then back to her.
“Did I hear that you shop like an old lady?”
She laughed… “Yeah… My daughter doesn’t look at the prices on things.. I do… I guess that makes me an old lady.”
I reached for my roast beef as it was handed to me, and said to the woman “I wouldn’t listen to her…” She smiled at me as I turned and walked away. I’m not totally sure, but I think I might have made her day.