Monday, November 27, 2006

Makes Ya Wonder

Ever stop to think about what other people around you are doing in their cars as you drive down the road jamming to your favorite Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas CD?

This afternoon I got out of work early. We had too many people scheduled and my Amy was off from work so it was a good thing. On the way home I stopped at a local gas station to redeem a winning lotto ticket and play the winnings on other scratchoffs. While I was there, chatting with the clerk, a woman came in to buy some beer and cogarettes. It was roughly 12:45 so I guess this was lunch.

I had dropped a coin and the beer lady was nice enough to pick it up and said something as she handed it back. I don't remember what she said because I was overwhelmed by the alcohol on her breath. She was buying two 24oz Budweisers and had taken two styrofoam cups from the soda fountain. Apparently the plan was to transfer the beer to the cup so it would not be obvious what she was drinking.

What makes it better is while being rung up, the clerk answered the phone and was trying to talk and ring the beer at the same time and the customer lady said she needed to hurry up because SHE HAD TO GET BACK TO WORK!

So she is driving after drinking by noon. She's buying more beer to drink surreptitiously, and she's heading back to work some more today!

4 comments:

tiggerprr said...

That not only makes me wonder, it makes me scared and angry. I sure hope you didn't get out there on the roads with her shortly thereafter!

Jeff said...

Ever stop to think about what other people around you are doing in their cars as you drive down the road jamming to your favorite Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas CD?

All the time. I wonder why they're out and about, especially at 3 a.m. in the middle of Nowhere, Mississippi when I'm on trips. And do they know that I'm listening to cheesy 80s songs?

Cyndi said...

thats great, all we need more drunks on the road.(insert a ton of sarcasm)

Chickadee said...

Wow, that's really sad. Scary, but sad.

My sister was killed by a drunk driver and it is so hard for me to be civil to be people like that even if they do have a "problem" with drinking.