I hate crowds! I also hate shopping! I guess that not only makes me unAmerican, but also the atypical female. Sometimes I used to go grocery shopping late at night to avoid the crowds. Very late on night, I went to Walmart where I encountered a middle-aged couple ahead of me in the checkout line purchasing 3 items. I made the following observations about the couple:

1. They were a well-dressed, affluent, middle-aged couple.
2. They were obviously enamored with each other because they made frequent passionate public displays of affection (PDA)

My smile turned to utter delight as I became mentally captivated by the 3 items they purchased. To this day I often wonder why any couple would come to Walmart at 2 a.m. to buy a roll of duct tape, a reclining lawn chair and a can of whipped cream! No, I didn't follow them home, but I have to admit I was tempted!

Gratitude statement: I'm thankful for having a keen power of observation and enough sense to know when to leave well enough alone!

All gibberish within ©2004-2010 Mildred Ratched Memoirs.


  1. "middle aged"??? what is the age of a 'middle aged' person? Hey, I'm middle aged!

    Was the lawn chair a reclining chair?

  2. Barbie, yes it was!

    Laoch, repairs at 2 am????

  3. Babe, following them home really did cross through my mind.

    TSDM, you noticed how I didn't name any names!