Oddities
November 8, 2009

(I’m starting a new featured posting.  It’s no secret that I experience weird stuff on a daily basis.  I have tried to explain to one friend that I don’t seek out such weirdness, it just seems to find me.  Barbie has a theory that maybe it’s not an issue of weird stuff picking one person to happen to, but rather that particular person keeps their eyes open for it and are more observant.  Either way, I’ve got a knack for witnessing the strange and random.)

A trip to the grocery

This weekend I made what I thought was a routine errand run to the grocery store.  With a few items in my cart, I picked the shortest cashier line, and that’s when I saw it.  Ahead of me was a man purchasing 78 sticks of Speed Stick.  Yes, I counted!  That was all he was purchasing and he paid cash.  I have no idea what this guy planned to do with that many sticks of deodorant, but I couldn’t tear my eyes away as the cashier ran every single stick through the scanner.  Beep.  Beep.  Beep.  78 times!  I’m pretty sure a grocery store doesn’t stock that many sticks on the shelf, so he must have asked someone to gather more from the stock in the back.  I hope no guys went to that store later hoping to buy some deodorant.  Maybe this guy knows something about Speed Stick that we don’t.