Monday, November 26, 2012
Something an Old/Weird Cashier Did
She had said it to the person in front of me, too. So then I went through and she started to say it to me in a sing-song voice, "A little bit of this. A little bit of that!" Though I was game for a reference, joke, song, or whatever--It became unnerving.
I guess she was referring to the miscellany of the groceries? I smiled and nodded. I thought to myself, is she quoting that Fatboy Slim song where Christopher Walken dances? Because if she is, that would be awesome. But those lyrics are, "You can go with this or you can go with that." So probably not.
I Googled it to see if it was from some well-known 40s era big band tune but I only found a Santana song, and not a good one.
I keep thinking about it because it seems like I should know or be able to find out what she was saying or singing and why. But I can't. So I'm wondering, could it have just been a spontaneous commentary on the groceries? Well, we know it wasn't because she said it to the person in front of me as well. It was a practiced phrase. She said it with enthusiasm and an inquiring smile as if to nudge me and ask, "You get why I'm saying this, right?!" I smiled and nodded as if I absolutely did.
I just wish I could be more fully in on her glee and also I dread the thought of myself leaving people puzzled when I'm a senior citizen cashier and I think it's funny to bag the Secret deodorant be all, "Is it secret? Is it safe?" I will be inscrutable to everyone.
Interesting side note: If you Google "senior citizen cashier" you get a a surprising number of images of Paul Ryan. I guess he likes to manhandle them.