When my children were in grade school, I wanted a job that would accommodate their schedule. I found such a job as a Video Clerk in the grocery store of our town. Peculiar to this particular store, the majority of individuals who shopped there were well past retirement age.
It was the "dream job" for me as I am passionate about movies, and I love to converse with anyone who happens my way. We were encouraged to stop and ask our older clientele about their day and shopping needs. ( Magpie-Ethel )
One day, as I was passing through the delicatessen section of our store, I noticed the cutest elderly couple both pushing their shopping cart. I thought it was the sweetest thing I had ever seen and hoped in my thoughts that my husband and myself would be spotted by someone in this way long days into our future.
I heard the woman say to her husband as they passed the cheese case, "Get us some cheese, I'll meet you in Dairy." She left her husband looking questioningly at all the different varieties. (Jenn B. $15)
Moments later he returned to his wife, cheese in hand. She was not a happy customer at all. "This isn't the cheese we get. We've been buying the the same cheese for 40 years. What's the matter with you! Go get the right cheese!" My heart sank to my knees. I told my husband when I returned home from work, "Please don't let us ever become The Cheese Couple"
Away at my daughter's these last few days, I returned home to unexpectedly find the door leading from our garage into our house locked. I heard my husband's voice from within, "I'll be right there!". As I waited my arms filled to the brim, I couldn't believe that my husband opened the door and turned right around to return to his comfortable seat he had left without so much as a "How do you do?". I was not a happy customer!
I went about putting my things away without uttering a word. I went to my craft room to make my Cute as Can Be St. Patrick's Day character, still not a word. My husband entered the room. "The Cheese Couple." he said as he slipped his arm around my shoulder and leaned in for a kiss.