Last night I learned that our dear ProLoft has decided to move on to bigger and better things. She's applied at Subway and quit the c-store. Never thought you'd hear of Subway as a "step-up" the career ladder. She also had her court case in the domestic violence charges yesterday and came in dressed in her court finest. She also looked like she could possibly have worked a street corner on her way there.
I don't understand what it is about a certain group of people that dressed up and whore-like are interchangeable. Just a tip people, if your "dress clothes" could be confused with something a stripper would wear...you probably should go back to Wal-Mart for a better outfit.
Anyway, on to the topic of the night. About 7 p.m. I had a lovely couple come in. Probably in their late-50s or early-60s. Middle Eastern descent -- she was covered from head to toe except for her face and he had on the long tunic and the head wrap. They were very pleasant, smiling and saying hi when they came in. I had other customers in the store so i didn't pay a lot of attention until they came to the counter. The last of a group to check out, here is what they were buying.
- 2 Large Red Bulls
- 3 boxes XXL Condoms
They were giggling like 5-year-old girls. As I was checking them out, the woman whispered to the man and RAN back to the case and grabbed 3 five hour energy shots. I guess she doesn't want him running out of steam.
Now, I'm all for folks having a good time and the couple was really cute, but looking at them I'm pretty sure that this had to be Viagra/Cialis fueled. The only thing that made me chuckle was the condoms. Now, this couple was married from the looks of the matching rings and WELL passed the "we might get pregnant" phase of their life. Why the condoms?
Better yet, I asked them if they'd like a bag and they said no, they'd just carry their purchases. Guess turban man wanted everyone in the parking lot to know he had a big one and was getting a little tonight. Somewhere in the Jo, it was a hot, hot Wednesday.
On a less funny, but important side note. Remember to smile at people, even if you don't know them, you never know what it will mean to them. We have a regular that comes in nightly for a soda refill. He's always pleasant and a very happy guy. I was slow last night, so chatted with him a bit when he came in and gave him his refill for free. He looked up at me and got these huge tears in his eyes. Then he told me his story:
His wife and 10 month old daughter were killed in a car wreck 15 months ago. Since then he had lost his brother to a heart attack and his sister to cancer. He was completely alone, losing all of his family in a 15 month period.
He smiled at me and said "you don't know how much a smile and a nice deed can mean to you at the end of a long day."
Smile people and do something kind everyday. You could make someones week.