Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Nerds on spring break...

Driving in from the coast yesterday, my oldest complained that she wanted to stay all week.

"But then you wouldn't get to see Grammy!" I tried to console her. "And Daddies don't get spring break," Richard said.

Catherine's response: "When I grow up, I'm not going to work. I'm going to sit around all day in my slippers and eat chips."

Of course I had to ask. Doritos.

Living near the beach, we've become very aware of plastic and its effect on the sea life. We reuse and recycle, and I'm one of those nerds who hauls the cloth bags into the grocery.

I'm also the nerd who arranges all my items on the conveyer belt so they fit neatly in the bags and don't make them too heavy for me to carry.

Most checkers don't even make eye contact.

Imagine my surprise when a colorful-haired Asian boy checker looks up and says, "I like the way you organized your items."

I smiled and couldn't think of a thing to say. Is that a thank you moment?

It was definitely a "Nerd Alert" moment. And a potential character interaction was wrinkled in my little writer's brain...

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