Saturday, July 26, 2008

Eavesdropping with Matt (Episode Twenty-Four)

Dedicated to the middle-aged checker at Winco who served me as I bought my morning groceries, and to the young woman who also worked at Winco who came out to speak to him as he scanned those same groceries.

Young Woman: I couldn't sleep at all last night. I got up at four in the morning.

Checker: I was sound asleep at that time.

Young Woman: Dreaming about me, right?

Checker: You're the only person worth dreaming about.

(The young woman walks away.)

Checker (to me): I know. She's young enough to be my daughter. I know.

Me: (Silence. Trying to think of an appropriate response.)

Checker: That's what my daughter tells me, too.