~“Thank God they didn’t start a fire”~

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:24 AM.

While walking around the grocery store, I often wonder why folks (men in particular) go to singles bars, use online matchmaking services or go on singles cruises. They should just go to the grocery store, grab a cart and look helpless. Please note that doing the “onion thing” makes you look stupid, not helpless.

It is apparent to me; the grocery store has folks shopping for more than just groceries. I’m ok with that.

After entertaining as many folks as I could and getting what I needed, I decided it was time to go. Saturday at the grocery store in Williamsburg, Virginia can be kind of hectic, if you go at the wrong time of day. On this Saturday morning, the grocery store was filled with a lot of (us) older folks.

In Williamsburg, there are a considerable number of what the locals call “come here’s.” Folks from New York and New Jersey like to retire here, to what they think is the South.

I’m a “come here” from Alabama and I can tell you that it is a very nice place, but it is not The South.

There were a lot of folks in line waiting to check out. It was frustrating, but I wasn’t in a hurry and wasn’t missing any meaningful college football games. Standing there in line, I was daydreaming, thinking of ways to cut the lines down some. I considered announcing there was a free wine and cheese tasting in the back of the store, but the manager got a little miffed the last time I did that.

Lost in the moment, the line moved up the length of one grocery cart and I just stood there. Before I could move up, this nice lady with about 30 years more AARP experience than I, slipped in front of me. My mouth fell open and I’m pretty sure I said, “Well, I’ll be doggone.” The lady wouldn’t look at me; she pretended to be in a trance. She was looking up and around.

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