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Friday, March 29, 2013
In the grocery store, as in other public places, people don't tend to engage one another unless they spot a familiar face.
A recent Sunday was no different, with folks pushing buggies down the aisles and barely muttering "excuse me" when passing other customers - that is, until the meat man got on the microphone.
"Folks, we've got packages of Hillshire Farm Lit'l Smokies back here in the meat department. Normally these sell for $3.99, but while they last we are selling these for 99 cents per package."
Because I love making miniature pigs in a blanket and I have never seen Lit'l Smokies for less than $2.50 per package, I made a beeline for the meat department. There, parked in front of the counter, was an entire buggy filled with Lit'l Smokies. Heading toward the cart from almost every direction were excited customers.
We attacked, scooping up multiple packages. Knowing they freeze well, I took four.
One man carried his Lit'l Smokies away, proudly telling every person he encountered that they were only 99 cents. A woman with her arms full of packages chatted with me about how lucky we were to score such a great deal. A guy in running shorts lamented that maybe he took too few packages.
Within minutes, the Lit'l Smokies were gone and customers dispersed, smiling and chatting like old chums.
Apparently, nothing unites a bunch of strangers like a pile of cheap little hot dogs.
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