Encounter in the Fellini Kroger*

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I headed up the aisle of my local Kroger’s to check out when I heard a woman (reaching in the beer case) berating a man, telling him to leave her alone, and as an afterthought, “You better not even think about bothering that young lady.” (a customer he was starting to approach.)

I asked her if she needed any help and she said, “He’s drunk. I mean, really drunk.” Which he was. She continued, “I use to work in a bar, still do every once in awhile and I know when someone is drunk.” I told her if she decided to pitch in on him that I would help.
She confided she would rather have me than some of the young thangs around here. “They wouldn’t know what to do.” “Amen,” says I. She said she wouldn’t go back to being young and I agreed. The ever alert,gray-haired,stout bouncer ended with, “I had fun. Didn’t you?”
“Yes, and I’m still having fun,” says I.

*where the unusual can be found and the different occurs

Published by Judytwiga

I am a freelance writer and photographer who enjoys living close to the action in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the 1980s I created and published Zoo Connections, an international networking publication for non-animal zoo departments. Jobs over the years include working with the developmentally disabled, night front desk at a motel, assistant in development and membership at the NC Zoological Society, Customer Relations manager at Regal Entertainment Group, census enumerator, concessions at University of Tennessee, house cleaner, substitute teacher, sitter for children, houses, and pets. Freelance work at Knoxville News Sentinel and KnoxZine. Contributor to A Knoxville Christmas (2008,2007), and articles for the North Carolina Zoo website. Interested in anything except humorless people and politics. Enjoy reading, Scrabble, Catan, camping. I hold dear family (human and animal), friends, Kenya, Sunset Beach, NC and the Keys.

2 thoughts on “Encounter in the Fellini Kroger*

  1. It is truly amazing what encounters you may have at the grocery store. Just know I would want you on my side rather than any of those young thangs anytime anywhere!

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