Monday, June 1, 2015

Who's got your nose, big boy?


We went to Wal-Mart yesterday to pick up a few things. Hubby was heading to hardware and I was going to the health and beauty department. I walked in ahead of him, and turned left instead of right. I remembered I needed a box of cereal. We often go separate directions because I don't care to peruse electronics and the home repair aisles every time we go there. He was looking for green spray to touch up the picnic table.  

As I was walking down the center aisle, I heard clop-clop-clop. I stopped. The sound ceased. I walked on, and the clip-clop, echoed my every footstep. I thought it was probably some clown in the security office, a spy in the sky, watching customers, pounding a  rhythm to my "sway" as I walked. It sounded like it was echoing over the intercom.

I tested the fool. I took a hop skip, and the sound echoed accordingly. This was getting annoying. I stopped. The noise stopped. I walked, the echo picked up again. When I turned down the cereal aisle, I saw the clown. He was not wearing a big red nose, but he had big feet and a big laugh.

There was my big guy tapping on the grocery cart to the rhythm of my stride with the lid from a spray paint can. The stock clerk laughed with him, but when he passed by, she looked at me sympathetically and said, "I'll bet he drives you crazy."

"Yeah, he's a big clown, but I love him!"

10 comments:

Tammy said...

It makes me smile that the two of you can have so much fun in the Wal-Mart cereal aisle!

Weekend-Windup said...

We both used to go in same direction to buy things. It is a good time to discuss and take things for house. I love to do them together. Funny to read about the clown...

Sioux said...

You SHOULD have told the clerk, "Oh, no. Drive ME crazy? No, he's the crazy one. I'm paid to watch him. He's a resident at the mental facility."

Val said...

Well. Thank goodness. For a minute there, I thought you had lost your sole again in a retail establishment.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

A sign of true love, he knows the cadence of your step!

Susan said...

Linda, your hubs is a riot. He must be fun to live with. And you, too! Susan

K9friend said...

I hope you are planning a secret and point-perfect response!

Pat
Critter Alley

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Haha! That's a riot! You know it's true love when you can have fun just going to Wal-Mart. :)

Daisy said...

Ha! A sense of humor is a valuable thing in any relationship. :-)

Lynn said...

Bill is so funny. You two are quite the pair. Also, love your post about the poetry and your retirement party!