Heading out of the grocery store this morning I had my $4 ready for the girl scout cookie table waiting at the entry. It’s that season when moms and little girls wait by the chilly front doors near a table filled with overpriced snacks. Sometimes I plan my shopping for times I think there won’t be kids with big hopeful eyes selling stuff, but this morning I was on a mission.
It was early, and there was only one very young girl standing uncertainly in front of the table. She wouldn’t look at me and seemed shy, so I thought I’d engage her. As her mom smiled from behind the table I asked her:
“How much for one box of thin mints?”
The girl looked up, frowned and turned her back to me. I only realized she was pointing when she said.
“It says on the sign.”
And then she sighed.
I gave my four dollars to the embarrassed mom and scurried out of the store with my cookies.
Old people need the obvious pointed out to them.
Yes we do.