I found myself waiting in line at the confectionery section which also sold cigarettes which is what I was after. The girl who was of a high standard in my opinion a 9 possibly knocking on the door of a 9.5 was serving. Three customers were in front of me, she seemed quite confident until I came face to face with her, she blushed bright red and cast her eyes downwards, I noticed her hands were trembling. Like I said I would fear being a resident of a nursing home, time goes by in an instant and you never know what tomorrow could bring, the odds would be stacked in favour of tomorrow bringing negativity not positivity.
Things can change in a heartbeat. Many years ago when I was a kid one Sunday morning there was vigorous knocking on the front door, I heard my mother answering, it was a neighbour, she shouted up to my father, my father shouted down the stairs ‘ If he wants a lift to collect his car he’s another thing coming”, the neighbour shouted back up the stairs “No its serious, my wife just took a brain haemmorrage, she’s dying, I just need to talk”. This was my first encounter with death, his wife did die that very afternoon. A few days later was the funeral, in a very disturbing act on the day of the funeral person(s) unknown broke into the neighbours house and daubed ‘ ha the ***** is dead’ on the living room wall. This neighbour was the type of guy who could handle himself so he left the front door of his house open for two long nights and sat in the front room in the dark with a knife with a friend of his who was in the police and was also clutching a knife and had given this operation the okay. Unfortunately the perpetrator(s)never returned. Things can chamge in a heartbeat, but that is long in the past, back to the present.
“Twenty marlboro” I said, with trembling hands she got the marlboro. “I said lights” said I. ” Oh you wanted lights, I’ll just change them for you”. “Ha, gotcha” said I and pointed at her and chuckled, “ha ha, thats good, you’re confusing me, I, I, you’re teasing me, you’re a messer” she said whilst becoming more relaxed around me. ” You started it, you gave me the wrong cigarettes” I said. ” Ha, you’re doing it again, you’re teasing me and then she grew very bold and whilst scanning the 50 I had handed said “This note won’t scan” “What?” Said I “Ha, gotcha” she said and pointed back at me whilst chuckling, I knew I was home and dry.