May 19, 2012

Overheard today, 2 p.m.

"Thank you, baby. I gots to get me some air. It too hot in there, you know?"

(Tiny old black lady tells me at the thrift store today.
I'm holding open the door for her.  She's buttoning up a blouse at the exit. The saleslady is glaring.
The old lady has a beautiful set of teeth, a lanyard printed with "Jesus Loves You" around her neck... and 5 curly white whiskers on her chin)

 "You need fresh air when you 92 like me.  When you 92 like me, you need fresh air"

(I smile)

"You gotta be thankful for what you got and what you will get," 

me: "yep"

"When you 92 you gots to be thankful for what you get."

me: "yes, maam. You're right."

I help her down the stair.
She walks on slowly to the Dollar General....totally shop lifting that blouse.


savannah said...

...when you 92...

sweet jesus, i love NOLA! thanks, sugar! xoxoxoxo

Princess said...

At 92 she still got her Balls!

Kim Hambric said...

I wonder what she pilfered from Dollar General?

normadesmond said...

i never thought about older black gals & the whisker problem. they have it tougher than their white counterparts, so what else is new.

ayeM8y said...

"You gotta be thankful for what you got and what you will get,"

Bless her heart. I do that all the time, just walk into a store with an undershirt and leave with a new score.

gotta be thankful.

mrpeenee said...

A role model for us all.

Salty Miss Jill said...

Crafty old gal.

The Cool Cookie said...

Oh, dear God - you aided and abetted!

JB said...

That reminds me of the Seinfeld episode that featured uncle Leo stealing books. I also didn't report a woman at the grocery that didn't pay for her pack of hollandaise sauce at the grocery that was still in her basket. I was thinking about mentioning to her but hey it was an accident, right?