October 27, 2004


Buying snacks for tonight at Stop & Shop, the fellow at the checkout was amazed at how few aisles they were going to have open tonight, and his friend pointed out that, after 8 or so, the place would be pretty much dead because of the game.

I said to him “What? There’s a game on tonight?”

Looking down at the register he started to say “Well, not until 8:00, it’s…” and then he trailed off as he looked up at my Sox cap and my idiot grin. I couldn’t resist. We both laughed.

18 years ago on a similar night I was working at a nearly empty Shaw’s in Fall River. I was mopping the floor of the bakery as we listened to a game over the PA system. You all know the rest of the story.

Posted by James at October 27, 2004 6:58 PM
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