The supermarket adventure  

whoknew411 42M
160 posts
8/24/2005 6:18 pm

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The supermarket adventure

I was at the largest supermarket in town the other day. I can't recall what I was in there for, but I noticed this older couple as I was leaving.

The man was about 50 years old. His hair was beginning to turn white and he was dressed in a semi-casual brown overcoat. He had a woman in hand. She was a bit shorter and younger than he was.

He was guiding her, nearly hovering around her as he cooed to her. "See that wasn't so bad. You did it it wasn't so hard, look how well you're doing." The woman looked like a wet bird, cowed, curled into herself.

She was in such shock apparently from going to the supermarket. I wonder what it would take in someone's life to have just going food shopping be so traumatic.

I wondered if he was her husband perhaps. She was obviously being incredibly brave, facing some strange cultured demon that had haunted her for years. And how close I came to her, she must have seen me as some mortal threat.

I can't help but think she might be right, about everybody.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
8/26/2005 12:44 pm

I don't quite know what to say to that. Most people would have not even given them a second glance. If you are this insightful at 31, I would like to know you at 80.

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