Waiting My Turn

Have you ever struck up a conversation while you have been in line at the supermarket? I have many times. (It helps having run a cash register and knowing the time limitations.)

Today I was at Costco and there were two lines. The Japanese lady in front of me had a big bag of death AKA Snack Size Snickers. She switch to another line because it looked quicker. But when it looked like my line was going to be faster I motioned to her to go ahead of me.

In a short space of time we talked about Snickers. I told her I have no self control so I never buy them anymore. My problem is if I buy the big bag in no time it is gone. No matter how many times I tell myself I will eat them over a few weeks, they will evaporate.

It is funny how you make connections with people. This lady was all set after she paid for her order to open her big bag of Snickers and give me a few. I laughing and politely refused but out of the ordinary kindness does makes one’s day!

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14 thoughts on “Waiting My Turn”

  1. Phil Turmel:
    Yes, I would have taken one. I rarely allow myself to buy such.  A random gift is exempt. (:

    Phil, I should have checked with you first. Are you willing to be my Junk Food Guru? Do you have a 24 hour number for emergencies?

    Seriously, I try to keep low carb but allow birthday cake and special occasions. It is good to share in the joy of gatherings.

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  2. Since our son’s been home I have to buy more food at the market – and end up eating more food at home. If it’s not here, I can’t eat it, but if it’s here . . .

    The only time I seem to have real self-control about eating is during Lent. I’m really good then, every year. I need to harness that somehow.

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  3. Phil Turmel:
    I try to reserve carb bandwidth for an occasional beer.  Whiskey is great, but sometimes a cold brewsky is called for.

    I have had to learn to skip dessert if I have beer.  I can have dessert if I drink water.  Many times, beer is my dessert.

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  4. 10 Cents:
    Would you have taken the Snickers?

    Yes, I would have accepted the offer and then taken them home and put them in my freezer. Once frozen, they’re effectively inedible  and I’m too impatient to wait till they thaw to indulge my impulses. Still, chocolate is one of the three basic food groups — my basic food groups anyway: chocolate, coffee and Diet Coke. My coffee I take neat, so I can have as much coffee and coke as I like; the chocolate I limit to four Hershey’s Nuggets (200 calories) per day. The only thing I seem lose control over are Lifesavers  Gummies.  They are my Crack and I, their whore.

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  5. MJBubba:

    Phil Turmel:
    I try to reserve carb bandwidth for an occasional beer.  Whiskey is great, but sometimes a cold brewsky is called for.

    I have had to learn to skip dessert if I have beer.  I can have dessert if I drink water.  Many times, beer is my dessert.

    Is a case a single serving for you, Bubba?

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  6. Ace Fungo:

    10 Cents:
    Would you have taken the Snickers?

    Yes, I would have accepted the offer and then taken them home and put them in my freezer. Once frozen, they’re effectively inedible  and I’m too impatient to wait till they thaw to indulge my impulses. Still, chocolate is one of the three basic food groups — my basic food groups anyway: chocolate, coffee and Diet Coke. My coffee I take neat, so I can have as much coffee and coke as I like; the chocolate I limit to four Hershey’s Nuggets (200 calories) per day. The only thing I seem loose control over are Lifesavers  Gummies.  They are my Crack and I, their whore.

    You need to go to GA. “My name is Ace and I am a Gummiholic. Can you spare any loose change?”

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  7. 10 Cents:

    MJBubba:

    Phil Turmel:
    I try to reserve carb bandwidth for an occasional beer.  Whiskey is great, but sometimes a cold brewsky is called for.

    I have had to learn to skip dessert if I have beer.  I can have dessert if I drink water.  Many times, beer is my dessert.

    Is a case a single serving for you, Bubba?

    Nope.  Two beers.

    Dos cervezas.

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  8. Conversations in the checkout lines were really common in my world.  Then Virus Rules changed that.  With social distancing and masks, checkout conversations came to a halt.   That is unfortunate, and I look forward to a return to our typical Southern way of striking up conversations in nearly every circumstance.

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  9. MJBubba:
    Conversations in the checkout lines were really common in my world.  Then Virus Rules changed that.  With social distancing and masks, checkout conversations came to a halt.   That is unfortunate, and I look forward to a return to our typical Southern way of striking up conversations in nearly every circumstance.

    I still keep my distance and I wear a mask.

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  10. 10 Cents:

    MJBubba:
    Conversations in the checkout lines were really common in my world.  Then Virus Rules changed that.  With social distancing and masks, checkout conversations came to a halt.   That is unfortunate, and I look forward to a return to our typical Southern way of striking up conversations in nearly every circumstance.

    I still keep my distance and I wear a mask.

    I know.  Us too.  It inhibits casual conversations.

    Prior to Virus, it was common to have multiple conversations going on in checkout lines, but now that is relatively rare.  There are occasional conversations here and there, but not the hubbub it used to be.

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  11. MJBubba:

    10 Cents:

    MJBubba:
    Conversations in the checkout lines were really common in my world.  Then Virus Rules changed that.  With social distancing and masks, checkout conversations came to a halt.   That is unfortunate, and I look forward to a return to our typical Southern way of striking up conversations in nearly every circumstance.

    I still keep my distance and I wear a mask.

    I know.  Us too.  It inhibits casual conversations.

    Prior to Virus, it was common to have multiple conversations going on in checkout lines, but now that is relatively rare.  There are occasional conversations here and there, but not the hubbub it used to be.

    Same here. It is not like it used to be but in a way it is better because there is a shared bond of this crisis.

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