Beware of little old Church Ladies who stalk you at Food Lion. Not kidding......
I went to Food Lion after work Friday just to get my weekly groceries. I met this petite older lady pushing one of the small carts on one isle and I smiled as we met. Then in a few minutes, a few isles over, I was looking at toilet paper to see how many sheets were on the rolls of different brands. Yes, I know I have an exciting life....and there will be a toilet paper post soon.
She came up to me and asked if I thought I was going to spend $35.00, while eyeing my half full cart. I thought to myself, its kind of hard to get out of here and spend less than that, but I told her I wasn't sure. She wanted to know if I would buy a turkey with my order and let her pay me for it. I wondered if this was some kind of scam. I don't usually buy turkeys for strangers, but I couldn't say no to this sweet little lady.
She said she was helping her church and they were going to cook 20 turkeys for Thanksgiving and you have to spend $35.00 to get the turkeys at 37 cents a pound. I said OK, but its going to be a few minutes. She said she would go get the turkey and meet me at the front. I thought to myself, what have I gotten myself into?
So she went and got the turkey and put it into my cart and gave me $6.00 to cover the cost of the turkey. I didn't want to take her money, but she insisted. She said I could give it to my church if I wanted to.
Sure enough the turkey would have been over $25.00, but with my MVP card and since I spent over $35.00, the turkey was only $5.82. Who knew? Not me. She then said she wanted to thank me from the bottom of her heart and told me to have a blessed day.