Last night I went to the store to get some groceries. I chose the line with the 16 year old male cashier as opposed to the 60 year old woman. I figured less chatty, quicker, and will get the job done faster.
Among my items were 5 large containers of frosting. I am making a birthday cake for Alex and want to make sure I have enough frosting for it. My husband can attest to the fact that There’s nothing worse than running out of frosting 15 minutes before the party starts – not that I have ever been inadequately prepared for a party. Just saying, it could happen.
So as the teen grabs the frosting and scans it he says, “That sure is a lot of frosting.”
“Yes, it’s for my son’s birthday cake.”
That got me to thinking.
I wonder what he would have said if I had 5 boxes of tampons? “That sure is a lot of tampons.”
I was almost tempted to run back and grab the tampons just to find out.
Maybe I’ll wait until Alex’s 16th birthday.
I’ll send him to the store for the frosting and the tampons at the same time.
I bet that will make for a lasting birthday memory.