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.