Some days it just is not possible to get in and get out quickly while running errands. Like today at my friendly, neighborhood Safeway.
Police officer to store clerk, bagger and me: Excuse me, but we are looking for this woman
:::holds up photograph of a waif-like, elderly woman:::
Have any of you seen her here today?
Store clerk: She’s STILL missing?!
Police officer: Actually we found her yesterday. She’s been reported missing by the family again today.
Bagger: Whenever she comes in here she has no money and tries to get alcohol.
Police Officer: Yeah, we’re thinking there is a problem going on with this family since she seems to turn up missing all the time.
Bagger: Haven’t seen her today, sorry. But I imagine she’ll show up soon looking to buy alcohol with no money.
:::muttering to myself::: Why does this sound like my future?
And everyone laughs just a little.
I DO hope they found that tiny, little old lady safe and sound.