Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Conversation at Menard's

So I stopped in at Menard's today, while out hunting and gathering. I bought, among other things, 4 bags of water softener salt.

A kind young man was enlisted by his manager to help me carry the bags out. Normally I have a minion along for this, but not today. As we got to the trunk, I said, "Hang on a sec. I have some groceries in there and I want to move them out of the way."

He said, "Yeah, that would be good."

I said, "Yeah, I don't have a problem with salt on my tomatoes, but not when it's in a 50 pound bag."

He said, "And you don't want salt with sodium chloride on your tomatoes, anyway!"

I couldn't respond.

Another reason to homeschool...


Elephantschild said...


No way.

::smacks forehead with palm::

Melanie said...

I had a conversation with the cable guy the other day. After explaining a particular situation he said that he would need to come and take care of that, and I said, "But, couldn't I just unscrew that cable and move that one over there?" He just looked at me and said, "Yeah, but I'm not used to dealing with intelligent people."