Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Sunday Night Shopper


Coon Rapids, Minnesota

It was a dark and rainy night.
Batty's the name.
Groceries are my game.
I like Sunday nights- no crowds, no noise, plenty of parking.
A man can think.
About turnips.
And toothpaste.
The important things in life.
When it is time to check out the cashiers are part-timers or students.
Sometimes we talk.

"Did you find everything you were looking for?"

"Yes, thank you. Pretty quiet night."

"It was busy earlier, most folks stay home Sunday nights, I guess."

"Kinda peaceful."

"Yeah, it's not so crazy. That'll be $153.78."

"Yeah, not so crazy. I like it."


By Professor Batty




2 Comments:



Blogger Jono said...

I hope sure hope there was more than toothpaste and turnips for $153.78! Grocery stores aren't open up here on Sunday most of the year. The shelves are picked pretty clean by Monday afternoon until the trucks come in Tuesday. Quite a contrast from urban to rural.


Blogger Professor Batty said...

They were pretty good turnips!

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