At lunch I stopped by my favorite grocery store. It's located in a predominately older folks area and most of the employees are senior citizens and very sweet.
As today is the first of the month I'm at the start of my monthly food budget and ready to splurge on an avocado to go with my quesadilla for lunch - which I brought from home (I've banned myself from going out to lunch except for birthdays).
While paying the older lady bagging my avocado looks at me and says, "you better eat this real slow!". I paused and looked at her hoping for further explanation. She repeats her self twice. The cashier looks over and says "tu habla espanol?" I speak English, I say. She then tells me the lady is trying to tell me one avocado for $1.00 is very expensive so eat it slowly!!! I smile and tell her that I'll split it into 2 meals and she tells me I'm smart.
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