Monday, 5 September 2011

The Invisible Woman....

So, like my facebook status said a couple days ago, I met a woman who told me something interesting. I was in Walmart doing some grocery shopping when this older woman asked me to help her find Marie Calendar's stuffing in a box. I obliged of course and while she was walking away she said, "you know, when women get to a certain age, about 65, they become part of the scenery for men. But when a young thing like you walks by all of a sudden they stand a little straighter, their pains stop hurting and they follow you with their eyes. So, enjoy it while you can sweetie". I stared after her with this mixed emotion of admiration and shock. Before she continued walking down the aisle she turned to me, struck a Marilyn Monroe-esque pose and said "tell 'em to look but they can't have".
This ball of sass then flicked her heels in the direction of the check outs and jauntily made her way to pay for the ever delicious stuffing in a box.
I was stunned. How brassy of her to just tell a perfect stranger exactly what was on her mind. She didn't care who I was or what I was there for, but proudly made her point and continued on her way. She reminded me a little of my Grandma when she was younger. Grandma always told me to watch my figure, be a lady and look my best. She was a diva that is for sure and I know that right now she is probably having the time of her life.
Thanks Grandma :)

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful tribute to grandma! Aren't sassy people what Heaven is made of? I sure hope so, anyway :)

    I love this and can't wait to form a bike gang with you LOL Cade would be so shocked *giggles*