Friday, July 02, 2010
Oblivious, not deaf
Conversation with the old lady who was blocking the produce bargain shelves with her grocery cart. She was standing in front of the day-old bread.
Me: Excuse me [as I try to get to the produce].
Old lady: What?
Me: Could I squeeze in here, please?
Me [a little louder]: Could I squeeze in here by the produce, please?
Me [louder yet and pointing to her cart]: Could I squeeze in here?
Me: COULD I SQUEEZE IN HERE?
Me: Never mind. [I put my hat and basket on the corn bin next to the shelves and squeeze in.]
OL [slightly impatient]: You can look as much as you want.