Saturday, September 09, 2006

overheard in the wine aisle

To set the scene:

An elderly woman stands directly behind me, browsing the deli selections while I browse the wine section with B. A rather homeless looking man walks in and breezes between us.

"Good to see you grandma," he says, continuing past.

"Excuse me? Who are you speaking to?" she says.

"I just said 'good to see ya'"

"I am not your grandmother," she huffs.

"I was just saying hello."

"What? I can't hear you. I'm deaf." And with that the elderly woman turns heel and walks away.

This was the most awesome exchange ever. B and I stood still for the duration, afraid to move or speak and thus break the spell. We had a good laugh about it afterward, but damn if I don't want to be that spunky when I'm her age!