Tit for Tat, Yin and Yang, Good with the Bad

4pm:

I stopped at WalMart for a few things. I swiped my card to pay and reached for my bags on the carousel when a twenty-something guy pulled his cart up behind me and started to load dumbbells on the conveyor belt for the cashier to scan. I couldn’t help but watch him - he was so determined and methodical about it. Then, I noticed that the cashier was watching him, too. As he lugged the third dumbbell on the belt, she looked at him and asked:

“Are those what I think they are?”

“Yea, they’re weights.”

“Well, you just put one on there and I’ll scan the 1 and key a 3 cuz I ain’t fi-in’ to work out wichu.”

4:15pm:

I left WalMart to pick up dumplings at my Chinese speed-dial take out place. The lady ahead of me in line was having a conversation with the Chinese owner. He said:

“This your pork-ro-mein. You order 1 hour ago, not fresh now.” (he meant this nicely and it was obvious)

She looked like she could’ve killed him and said:

“HEY, I get here when I get here. I certainly don’t need parenting from you!”