...otherwise you may make a complete fool of yourself!
My story starts a couple of weeks ago when I was driving past a bus stop and I saw someone I recognized. All good so far, however the person in question was a checkout lady at my local supermarket and I don't actually know her I just know her face. I hope this makes sense so far...after today's events I am seriously questioning my sanity.
So, I see a face I recognize, I'm about to toot and wave when I realise I don't actually know this woman at all...still with me?
Today I'm queuing in the supermarket when I realise I'm in THE checkout lady's line and she's smiling at me. Now, usually I would just quietly acknowledge the smile and go back to speed reading the rubbish magazines, today though I'd had a lunchtime tipple and my garrulous side was just itching to make itself known.
"Hi", I grinned, "I nearly tooted and waved at you the other day"
"I nearly tooted and waved because I saw you walking and thought I knew you"
"You were walking past the bus stop and I saw you and nearly tooted and waved because I thought I knew you, obviously I don't, it's just that I see you at the supermarket checkout, which made me want to toot" I petered out.
She stared at me in silence.
"When was this then?"
Hurrah, I thought, I'm not speaking in tongues, she does understand,
"I'm not sure of the exact day", I reply, "It was one morning last week."
Now in a perfect world she would have calmly beeped my produce through, keeping all thoughts of 'Looney!" to herself, however I don't seem to have access to that perfect world, so she stood and glowered for a while before saying,
"Like I said, I'm not sure"
"Was it Tuesday?"
"Not me then, I work on Tuesdays"
I'll stop here...it got worse, I'm positive the woman behind me sniggered, but I'm starting to glow radioactive red all over again.
Looks like I'll be shopping elsewhere, for a little while anyway!