Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Sneaky Old Lady

I was waiting in line with Matthew. It was the express lane or fast lane for those with few items. More people started to line up behind me, but suddenly out of no where an older lady, probably in her seventies, stood in front of me. She was holding a pouch of seeds. I thought to myself - she is probably with the lady that was in front of me. After all she stood very close to her.

The old lady gave the cashier the seeds and paid. The first lady front of her already took off. What did I miss? No excuse me, no eye contact. She was just a sneaky old lady that was able to get her self in smoothly, but acted not that smoothly as the lady below ...

A young man was walking through a supermarket to pick up a few things when he noticed an old lady following him around. Thinking nothing of it, he ignored her and continued on. Finally he went to the checkout line, but she got in front of him.

'I'm sorry if my staring at you has made you feel uncomfortable. It's just that you look just like my son, who I haven't seen in a long time.' - she said.

'That's a shame' - replied the young man.
'Is there anything I can do for you?' - he added.

'Yes' - she said.
'As I'm leaving, can you say Good bye, Mother! It would make me feel so much better.' - she said.

'Sure' - answered the young man.
As the old woman was leaving, he called out - 'Good bye, Mother!'

As he stepped up to the checkout counter, he saw that his total was $127.50.
'How can that be?' - he asked, 'I only purchased a few things!'
'Your mother said that you would pay for her' - said the clerk.

Ouch! I am glad then that she only got in front of me, and nothing more.


  1. Ouch. What a perfect scam. I will have to send your link on this post to my wife as she goes nuts about things like this.


  2. It's amazing that old people think they're so entitled. When one of them cuts in front of me, I loudly tell her to not to cut in line, and to wait her turn like everyone else. Public humiliation is beneficial for those sorts.

  3. LOL LOL LOL oh no!
    We can't trust old ladies, either? What has the world come into?

    Hi Anna,

    Amazing story. Did the young man pay for her groceries? This is one of those predicaments: was the guy scammed or did the Divine want him to practice charity?

    I hope all is well with you and Matthew, girl :D.

    Big hug and cheers

  4. That was rather sneaky but I see lot of people who think they are more entitled the rest of us. It is kind of sad really.

    cheers, parsnip

  5. That is funny!! That old lady that got in front of you would have pissed me off something fierce.

    Tee - www.thedivasthoughts.com

  6. Haha... that's great idea the old women caught. Glad that the women in front of u doesn't hold that trick.

    Take care :)

  7. ....some carry on with their habits (bad habits?) even after a very ripe old age.


And now lets hear your blobbing, lol!