Practicing the art of patience
by Robert Charles Payne - posted Thursday, December 13th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
I swore under oath last week that I would enjoy shopping this Christmas. I would not allow anything to disturb me, especially having to wait in line for a long time.
Wednesday, Nov. 30, was my first day of shopping. I was in Target. I had purchased four items. As I was turning my buggy headed for the check out lanes, I saw that all the lanes were full except one; and that was the lane where the sign said 10 items or less. I smiled inwardly because I had only four items so I floored my imaginary accelerator and headed for the finish line.
I made it. There was only one buggy ahead of me. I could not see any items in her buggy, but she must have bought something because I heard the check out lady say, "That will be $11.97." I saw the elderly lady take out her billfold very slowly. She slowly took out a wad of bills and started counting them one by one. "One, two, three, four, five," and so on.
Robert Charles Payne is an inspirational writer who lives in West Monroe. He can be contacted by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.