“Be safe …”

Had to break a twenty on the way home from cleaning so I could pay Nic for helping me.  Stopped by the Family Dollar to grab some scented laundry sprinkles.

Not much out of the cashier, she seemed to be the only one in the store.  Which was nice.  No one asking me up and down aisles, “Are you finding everything alright?” 

I place my item on the counter and she silently rings it up.


I place the twenty on the counter.  No  eye contact yet. 

“$14.66 is your change … be safe.”


What the F%$#?

Be safe?

LOL!  She looked so serious saying it too.  I grabbed my little bag “Thank you” and headed for the door. 

Back in the car:

Me: Had the weirdest moment

Nic: What?

Me: The lady is checking me out, well, not checkin’ me out, but you know …

Nic: Wait, was she hot?  Lesbian?  Just saying, could be cool

Me: No.  Anyway … she says, get this, “Be safe”

Nic: So?

Me: I mean, that’s something that wouldn’t be weird to hear on New Years Eve … but …

Nic: *Silence*

Me: I mean, what does she know that I don’t?  What if she’s psychic?  “Be Safe ..” Did she think I was going to blow my change on booze and drugs?  “Be Safe ..”  That’s creepy

Nic: You think weird

Me: Yeah, I know.  You do too.

Nic: (Small laugh)

Me:  Next time I tell it – she’s got tears in her eyes … her hand is shaking as she’s giving me the change – she nervously looks at me and hoarsely whispers “Be safe.”


About debaucherysoup

I've traveled 4 continents, affording me experiences and adventures to last a lifetime. Most important was the exposure to other cultures, beliefs and lifestyles. I'm also mom to one of the most amazing human beings I know.

Posted on January 6, 2013, in Humor and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Reblogged this on MetaRead360 Small Press presents and commented:
    I love adding twists and turns to otherwise mundane stories…thanks!

  2. Or, leans forward on the counter, checks from side to side, then whispers – “Be safe” gum snap.

  3. I’m confused. You pay your son in scented laundry sprinkles???

  4. Was the clerk young’ish? Was she a biker chick? Was she Goth? In otherwords, was she a normal young woman? If none of the above, she may have been trying to warn you that she was part of a group of thugs, who rob people in the parking lot…but she had second thoughts because she uses the same brand of soap scents. That’s what I’m banking on.

  5. By the way, what are ‘Laundry sprinkles?’ Are they the same thing as powdered laundry detergent? Are they colored and sparkly like glitter? Shaped like snow flakes? Are they tiny? Do they come in a bag? Sorry to question this, but I’ve never heard of this product.

    • Actually, yeah, they ARE colored and sparkly. They’re scented granules. You put them in the wash in addition to detergent. OMG – smell SO good. They’re tiny. 🙂 They’re the best on towels and linens – but you can use them on everything.

  6. Well thank you for the info! Sounds like a fun product, I think I will hunt for some around here!

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