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.