I don’t want you to get the impression I sneak around following people all day, but once in a while I do enjoy watching folks’ movements when they don’t know I’m tracking them.
Today was one of those days. I was floating around Costco, checking out free food samples. Sherry was doing some serious shopping, which I wanted no part of. So, I spotted this couple, maybe in their early seventies, laughing and skipping along like two silly teenagers.
If you’ve been to Costco, you know this was a very weird encounter. Most couples are pushing carts with huge supplies of dog food, frozen vegetables and toilet paper. They don’t appear joyous. More likely, a fight is about to commence as soon as they get to the privacy of their vehicles.
I followed this cock-a-hoop couple up and down the aisles. My curiosity was piqued. How could they be having so much fun? When they looked my way, I cleverly pretended to be searching for breakfast cereal.
Holy smokes! I discovered their secret. These senior citizens were taking little packages of personal hygiene items and slipping them into the carts of unsuspecting shoppers.
I wanted to rush over and give them each a big hug.
I thought, this is what aging should be all about.