Thursday, October 30, 2008

Family Planning

October 30th, Somewhere in MD

(Older man, 70ish, walks around the booth a few times, then stops and speaks the following softly when no one else is around)
C-"Do you know where the raincoats are, sir?" (Has hand over mouth)
Me- "Well, I'm here in the Meat Department, so I don't think those would be around here. Clothing is in back of us." (I know what he's referring to, though I can't help but to play dumb.)
C- (Laughs nervously) "I know they don't keep the condoms with the pork."
Me- "Oh, sorry, probably over near the pharmacy."
C- "Shit. My wife is over there, and they all know us. Guess I'm famous for refills of a certain drug."
Me- (I make a puzzled look at him like I need more info to compute his explanation.)
C- "Her sister's more shapely."
Me- (I nod my head like I understand as he thanks me.)

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