thai spring rolls & grand theft auto

stevie bevie's birthday will, i'm sure, not be one he remembers for the rest of his life; neither good nor bad. the whole family caught colds last week (on top of allergies) and none of us were feeling for playing. we went to lemongrass for thai food (thia ruby is still #1). nash would have nothing to do with the plain rice we gave him, but he thoroughly enjoyed his spring rolls. after dinner, we made a quick stop to pick up some nighttime cold meds-romantic, right? (i'm sure this exactly what you all were thinking when i asked for suggestions for the day's events.)

nash fell asleep in the car, so stevie ran into albertson's to grab the drugs. while i waited, i watched a little old lady pull up in a beat-up car. she parked a few spaces away from where we were parked. she got out of the car then proceeded to step out of her purse. don't ask why. she then locked it in the trunk and headed over to a nearby parked truck. she toggled the handle and after she was unable to gain access, mosied on over to another car and proceeded to do the same. she did an excellent job of playing the roll of the confused and elderly when the vehicles owners came out from the store. between each car she would take a few long strides, hands behind her back as if on a sunday walk in the park. i watched her approach, i kid you not, five cars before she saw me watching from the front seat of our car. glad she noticed me before she tried our handle-that would have been awkward! busted!she sat down on her front seat for a break, i guess. maybe she thought she would fool me too. i watched on and stevie returned from the store. the two of us watched as she again approached a few more cars before we finally decided to leave the parking lot. as we passed the other parking lot entrance, we saw her slowly leave in her beat up sedan. i'm quite sure she was on the hunt for an alternate venue.

that very same day, gary the floor-dude's truck was seen driving out of the lowe's parking lot just down the street. he was not in it and has not seen it since. ironic?


buddens said...

That is crazy! What a nut! Maybe I'm just still a 5 year old tattle-tale, but I totally would have written down her plates, and who knows... maybe called the police!

BTW, I am currently struggling with the cold/allergies cocktail and it's no fun! I feel like I need to take the allergy medicine plus the cold stuff, even though they both just contain antihistamines, and should therefore have the same result, right?

Alifinale said...

Bummer for the colds, but sounds like you had some good entertainment! That is seriously cooCkoo! Good story, but sad for Gary.

GinaRD said...

That is SO bizarre! Never trust the elderly, that's what I always say. :)

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