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.

  

4 comments:

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?

Or...you prefer to carry $3.51 around rather than a $20 bill?

Or...you 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!

Jackie

jckfrstross said...

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

Deb