Why I'm here....

Since I've always been quick with an opinion an old friend once lost and again found suggested that perhaps I should share with more people my commentary. Never being one to pass on a challenge I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A Squirrel & A Nut at Meijers

What is it that makes people think they can just start up a conversation about whatever it may be that you are looking at in the store? Tonight I went to Meijers and I have more than one story so we'll ration it out. I was standing looking at the squirrel feeders and the squirrel food. I love watching the little squirrel that I feed. She is so fun and friendly. So this old man (Why is it always an old man with me?) that was standing there. He pointed to a Red Barn birdhouse. "I got one of them things and it fell to the ground. Damn squirrel ate the top of it right off." I just looked at him half acknowledging what he said and went back to reading the package I had picked up. This little old man was determined he would get my attention or shock me. "I heard them squirrels taste like chicken." I looked him squarely in the eye and said "Not really. I have eaten grey squirrels, but never red. They aren't bad." He got an unequivocal look in his eyes and said: "I wouldn't eat them things they would be like eating a... " Rodent I replied. Yeah he acknowledged. I went on and told him I loved squirrels and I feed them. I think they are fun to watch and I have one that will take nuts from me. "You gotta watch them things, they'll turn mean on you just all of a sudden like." I looked at him half amused and said: "All animals can turn on you, but none quicker than the two legged kind." With that he told me "Uh, yeah.. you have a good night young lady." I said you too and turned and walked away. I guess one might say that I ran into a little old man feeling squirrely and one heck of a nut right there in the Meijers.


ida said...

too funny. you might have scared the shit out of him....lol

Anonymous said...

The sloth bear is the only species of bear found in South India.
Many of his neighbors didn't have nuts to spare, but they brought
dried berries for the grey squirrel to eat and leaves to help keep him warm.
He quickly rushed back to his apartment along
Nimitz Boulevard and up the stairs to his door.