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My Supermarket Friends
Posted 8/2/2011 2:13:00 PM

Do you have supermarket friends? I do. These are people you only see when you're food shopping. Some are store employees, others are shoppers, like me. But I only seem to see them in the store , not anywhere else. Sometimes we just smile when we pass each other with our carriages, other times we stop to say hello.

I've known the young guy behind the seafood counter for several years now. We engage in small talk as he looks with extra care for a fresh piece of fish for me. You know, I realize that I don't even know his name, but I always enjoy speaking with him whenever he's working.

Then there's the retired firefighter who I see from time to time, toting his small basket of groceries, ready for the 12 items or less lane. He always asks how Jarrod is doing and marvels at how fast time has flown that my son is now in college.

There are many more examples, and each person is unique. Like me, my supermarket friends have their own lives beyond the grocery aisles. But for a brief moment in the day, they are my friends and they make my trip to the supermarket a pleasure.

Posted By: Nancy Quill  
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