A store story

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A store story

Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:21 am

In the supermarket aisle, a man passed a woman in whose cart a four-year-old girl was sitting. He heard the mother saying, "Take it easy, Natasha... won’t be long. There's just three more items on the list."

A few minutes later he passed the same woman in another aisle. As the little girl looked at the items standing on the shelves, the woman crooned in a soothing voice, "It's okay, Natasha. We've almost finished... There’s nothing to get upset about, Tasha dear, we'll be outside in no time at all."

By the time he reached the checkouts, the woman was paying for her groceries. "Excuse me," said the man, "I'd like to compliment you on how you kept your daughter calm while you did your shopping. I overheard some of the soothing remarks you were making to Natasha here to stop her from getting upset."

The woman looked puzzled for a few seconds, then laughed. "You've got it all wrong," she said. "My daughter's name is Kate. I'm Natasha."
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