Jerry and I are STILL trying to get our Conceal and Carry licenses. We had to get passport pictures before we could turn in our applications to the Police Department where we will be fingerprinted. Someone had told me that Walgreens does passport photos. Jerry informed me this morning that he had to go to Durant -- where there happens to be a Walgreens -- to pick up my 4-wheeler which has been in the motorcycle shop for weeks. I decided to go along so we could stop at Walgreens and get our passport photos. The girl that helped us was very nice.
As I was waiting for my passport pictures, I noticed a display of a bunch of cans of nuts. The brand name -- which I had never heard of -- was "Nice". I learned later that it was Walgreen's brand. Weird name for a brand. Anyhow, it dawned on my lightning fast mind that IF Walgreen's had nuts, MAYBE they had the other stuff on my list: Sugar, Chocolates (Jerry eats every one in the house), Mascara and 0.5 lead. I asked the nice clerk who had just taken our photos if they had those things. She said they did.
Jerry -- who is NEVER in a hurry unless he is waiting for me -- acted like the world would end at any moment if we had to get ALL OF THAT STUFF.
I said, "I'll run over and get my mascara. You get the chocolates and the sugar."
"Okay", he said.
I went over to look for the mascara. My favorite kind has evidently been quarantined from the earth because nobody ever has it. I bought some lipstick instead. In a few minutes, I noticed Jerry coming toward me with NOTHING in his arms.
I said, "WHERE are the chocolates and the sugar?"
"They don't have them", he said.
"I KNOW they have them", says me. "The girl just told us they have them." "Follow me."
"I'll show you where the candy is", says he, "but it isn't what you want".
I follow him to the Halloween candy. NO! That is NOT what I want. I don't even want to BE IN THE AISLE of the Halloween candy. I don't even want to be in the TOWN with Halloween candy. WHY? Because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the tiny little bars of everything that come out at Halloween, AND I can't pass the aisle without buying Mini Almond Joys and Mini Kit Kats (is that what they are called?). Thank goodness I didn't see the candy corn while I was there.
About that time, the clerk showed up. I asked where the chocolates were. She took me to them. I asked where the sugar was. She took me there.
"SEE", I said to Jerry. "All you have to do is ASK someone for help."