Life as a reformed Zookeeper. Now living a life as a working mother who dabbles in karate, scrapbooking, and Coors Light!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

A Funny and Sweet Story

....So yesterday while we were out shopping at Wal-Mart, we heard "My Favorite Things" coming from what we *thought* was the good old Wal-Mart sound system overhead. As we passed by this little old man, trying on a yellow vest coat, we realized that it was coming from *HIM*. He had brought with him his very own boom box, and was playing the Sound Of Music soundtrack at full volume. Aaron and I looked at eachother and giggled. A lady pushing her cart behind us gave us a look. "You're wondering at his music, aren't you?" I ask. She nods her head "yes". And we giggle at eachother.

...Yes, this was a very silly thing for this man to do. But then I got to thinking. I very much doubt that anyone was really annoyed by it, and I bet you that everyone who heard him pass by got a chuckle out of him. I bet you that he made several people smile or laugh that day. And is that really so bad or freakishly weird? Maybe he has the right idea. I would like to be able to make that many people laugh or smile.


Blogger instamom said...

i love old people. nice old people. not crabby mean old people....and actually, i even like some crabby mean ones. they are cute. i hope i am a cute old person. and i hope i don't have whiskers on my chin. who would pluck them for me?! :)

1:40 PM

Anonymous Judy said...

I think that guy hangs out at WalMart. I don't know his name, but I have heard he clerks talk about him by name.

8:50 PM

Anonymous alaina said...

that is cute :-) Glad you guys had a good weekend...much better than the one I had - I came home, but it was not a good visit - dr's appt, tension, arguments....- all fun...hope you have a great week!

8:56 PM

Anonymous Judy said...

By the way, the new green look is very nice. Refreshing even.

8:31 AM


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