Funny thing happened in ShopRite this afternoon. I was in the olive oil
aisle to pick up a bottle of California Ranch Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
made completely from California grown olives, not a mix of olives or
oils as many of the imported ones are. There was an attractive older man
in the same area, spending a lot of time with his calculator and
coupons. I didn't have a coupon for the olive oil, but I needed it. I
excused myself, grabbed the bottle and continued down the aisle.
At the end of the aisle I stopped to get the next item on my list. As I
turned around, the man was running toward me, coupons in hand.
noticed you got the California Ranch Olive Oil."
"Yes, I like it very
much, completely grown and produced in the US."
"Do you have a coupon?"
"No, I don't."
"Well, I have a coupon. You may have it. It expires soon.
I have another coupon for Oliveri. I was debating which one to use, but
I decided on the Oliveri right now because it turns out to be cheaper. I
do enjoy California Ranch, also. It is quite good. You might like to
try Oliveri some time. At any rate, here is the coupon for California
Ranch. It's for $1.00 off."
This was one of the few times in my life
that I was somewhat speechless. I thanked him, and he bowed and returned
to the olive oils. I saw him again in another aisle. He gave me a broad
smile. I held up the coupon and thanked him again. He nodded, bowed
and said, "Any time! You are most welcome!" I'm surprised he noticed
what I put in my cart, but then, most guys do seem to look at what I