Older Can Mean Wiser

, , , , | Right | September 17, 2018

(My dad and I are scouring a store for maraschino cherries and we cannot find them anywhere. Finally, after a few more aisles, we find a lady who works here. This lady is not young, and I don’t mean that in a rude way at all. Her hair is white as snow, and she is obviously very high up there in age. My dad approaches her and asks:)

Dad: “Excuse me, miss. Do you know where we can find maraschino cherries?”

Older Lady: “They will either be on aisle 13, all the way at the end, on the right side, top shelf, or they will be on aisle 9, all the way at the end, on the left side, second shelf from the bottom.”

Dad: “Thank you. Have a great day.”

Older Lady: “You, too.”

(At first we were suspicious that this very much older lady could remember the exact places of such small things as cherries. First we went to aisle 13, and they were exactly where she said, except that they were out of them. Then, we went to aisle 9, and again, they were exactly where she said. My dad and I just shared this look of amazement for a few seconds and said, “Wow.” This lady may have appeared old, but her mind obviously hadn’t aged a day.)

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