I overhear the best conversations when I’m out shopping and today was no exceptions (and may be the best to date). I was at the checkout of a local grocery store standing behind an elderly lady. She had to have been in her late 70s or possibly even early 80s and was looking pretty good. I’m not sure what it is about older people and dressing to the nines when out doing mundane errands, but there she was with her hair dyed, full makeup, jewelry and pantsuit. I on the other hand was sporting a sloppy ponytail with half my hair in my face, Nike sweatpant capris, flip flops, and an old Beatles shirt that I spilt ketchup on. But I digress.
The cashier gives her the receipt and this is what unfolds:
Cashier: “You saved 80 cents today by using your Fry’s value card.”
Lady (with a joking voice): “Oh, a whole 80 cents.”
Cashier: “Yep, don’t spend it all in once place now.”
Lady (completely serious): “Well I was in here yesterday and bought Vodka. And orange juice. So I’m all set on that front. I won’t be needing to spend any more money anytime soon.”
At that point the cashier, bagger, and myself all exchange a quick glance and tried not to bust up laughing. Priceless.