Smile of the Week

Express Lane

Last updated: Apr 29, 2011

elderly woman grinning at the supermarket

I was in the Express Lane at the store, quietly fuming because a woman, completely ignoring the "Express Lane--6 Items Only" sign, slipped into the check-out line ahead of me, pushing a cart piled high with groceries.

Imagine my delight when the cashier beckoned the woman to come forward, and looking into her cart, asked sweetly, "So, which six items would you like to buy?" -- Unknown