Friday, March 28, 2008

Senior Shopping


   Why they let me go shopping without a leash and a "keeper" I do not know.

   I took off alone on my scooter and got to the market okay.  I began my shopping.  By now you know my shopping list as well as I: avocados, mayonnaise, soft drink, graham and soda crackers. And then, mostly finished, I realized I had not brought my wallet.  I had a check book though.

   Sheepishly I went to the courtesy counter and, looking as helpless as possible, implored: "Please, Sir.  I forgot my wallet. Would it be possible to get a check, for the amount of purchase, okayed without my identification?"

   "Sure," he said, "Come to this counter over here." My total came to $16.49. "Would you like me to write the check for you>"

   My gawd, I must look retarded as well as hopelessly aged, but, I said yes.  He wrote out the check for $16.49 and I signed it.  He tore off the top check and handed it to the cashier. There, between the first and second checks was a....TWENTY DOLLAR BILL. 

   "Oh, never mind," I said, and handed the cashier the twenty.  The courtesy clerk handed me the check and I tore it up. I got out of there as quickly as I could.



garnett109 said...

Yep, I put stash away also and forget about it.

jocalodave said...

And you took back the check .... so you wouldn't waste it since you had the cash? prefer to carry $3.51 around rather than a $20 bill? didn't want to have to race to the bank to deposit the $20 in time so the check would clear?

Or...My gawd, maybe you ARE retarded as well as hopelessly aged...

     .... Nah!

bamawmn46 said...

I've done that before.... and it's always a nice surprise to find a little extra something!


jckfrstross said...

LOL don't feel bad at least you had forgotten money to use :)