On Mar 7, 11:12*pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
> At the market (Albertson's in SoCal) yesterday, I was waiting my turn
> at the meat/seafood counter when an elderly lady was pointing out the
> seafood special, "wild caught lobster tails" at $4.99 a lb. with a big
> grin on her face. The guy had to come around to the front of the case
> to lift the case front b/c the lady wanted that one, and that one, and
> that one and that one, all in the front of the case (4 total). The
> counter guy said, "You have some lucky company." And she said
> (paraphrasing), "Oh, no, this is just for me. I don't get out much and
> so many of my friends are gone," (dead? moved to AZ? What?) "and
> sometimes you just want something special." And she looked just like a
> kid who'd found a chocolate factory under her bed.
> I have no idea what the moral of this story is, but it absolutely
> charmed me.
How nice to see an old lady enjoying herself like that. Usually I see
the old birds musing over pound packages of hamburger as if they are
wondering if they are going to live long enough to eat it, lol.