A grandmother is a mother who has a second chance

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I like tall people

After work tonight I had to do a bit of grocery shopping to re-stock after our vacation. One of the items I needed was milk and, for some reason, the milk cartons are ALWAYS at the back of the cold case. I have never seen a carton towards the front. Anyway, being vertically challenged as I am, I couldn't reach the milk. My normal M.O. is to wait for a tall person to come by and take pity on me and grab the milk. So I looked around. There was an elderly (and my definition of "elderly" changes yearly) man a couple of feet away who was fairly tall so I asked him if he could help me.

He couldn't hear me so I tapped on his shoulder and asked if he would mind getting a carton of milk for me. He tried to reach them but couldn't. Then he was going to stand on the lower ridge of the cold case to try and I said, "Oh, no, don't do that - it doesn't look very safe." So he thought about it and said, "Wait a minute!" Then he went to his cart and got his cane. Proudly he walked back to the milk and used the handle of his cane to wiggle one loose and to the front. He grabbed it, handed it to me, and, with a big smile on his face, said, "Well, bet you haven't done that before!! Worked pretty well!"

Why no I haven't and yes it did.


namaste said...

what a sweet gentleman!

btw, your post's title made me smile. i thought to myself, well i guess sandi loves EVERYBODY.


ba and the boys said...

how is it that i am the oldest child in my family but the shorest? my 'little' brothers are
6' and 6'8"! seriously! and my parents and i...all under 5'8".
but i will admit, tall people are useful!