I Can’t Believe I Just Heard That
You can’t make this stuff up
Back in October 2021, I was on my weekly run to the grocery store. No, I wasn’t actually running. That would have been a feat! I live 6.3 miles away.
The car rocketed down the road at lightning speed. The golf course was full of people enjoying their morning with a round of golf.
I pulled into the parking lot near the Murphy gas station. They’re part of Walmart, if you didn’t know. Once you get past the gas station, the eastbound and westbound lanes have to stop for the incoming traffic. Does that always happen? No. I have had close calls on more than one occasion. And when I say close, I mean millimeters from colliding. Apparently, they don’t care about stopping at the stop sign.
So I parked the car and walked into the store. I grabbed a cart and started to walk into the area beyond the carts. I said, “Hello” to whoever was standing there watching everyone come in and out. I usually get a hello back or a “Welcome to Walmart.” There is a very nice older gentleman who always talks to me and everyone else too. He is so jovial and you can tell he likes his job. I’ve seen lots of people stop and talk to him in length. He enjoys his job and you can tell he is a people person.
I had a prescription that I needed to drop off at the Pharmacy Drop-Off window. You have to pass a salon for haircuts and then a wall before you get to the Pharmacy. I have passed that salon for five years. Do you think I can tell you what the name of it is? No, I can’t. It’s funny how you retain some stuff. But I’ve never been there so I have no need to remember it.
I saw an elderly woman standing in line. She was in her seventies, had short brown hair, and was on the short side. Since I had a cart, I didn’t think I could squeeze in there so I went down to the other end of the aisle and went around to the aisle that would take me straight to the drop off window. As I pushed my cart down the aisle, I saw the energy drinks on each side of me. There was also another cart located on the right hand side. I maneuvered around it and came up behind the elderly woman.
She was talking with the Pharmacy Technician and she handed her a clipboard with paperwork attached. I think she was there for the COVID shot. They talked for a few minutes and then she turned around and said to me, “I’m still dealing with her,” as she walked away from the window and put something in her cart. The very cart I had just passed. I saw Halloween candy in her cart. She went back to the window to talk more with the Tech.
What happened next was the shocker.
The woman was wearing a sweatshirt. The arms on the sweatshirt were pushed up to just below her elbows.
She said, “Are you going to give me the shot through my sweatshirt?” as she motioned like she was sticking herself with the needle while talking with the tech.
Are you laughing hard? If you’re not laughing, you should be.
I couldn’t believe it. Just when I think I’ve heard it all, I hear this.
For the record, the tech said, “No, you have to take off your sweatshirt.”
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