I was shopping at Kroger and noticed a little old lady following me around.
I stopped, she stopped. Furthermore she kept staring at me.
She finally overtook me at the checkout, and she turned to me and said,
“I hope I haven’t made you feel ill at ease; it’s just that you look so much like my late son.”
I answered, “That’s okay.”
“I know it’s silly, but if you’d call out “Good bye, Mom” as I leave the store, it would make me feel so happy.”
She then went through the checkout, and as she was on her way out of the store, I called out, “Goodbye, Mom.”
The little old lady waved, and smiled back at me. Pleased that I had brought a little sunshine into someone’s day, I went to pay for my groceries.
“That comes to $121.85,” said the clerk.
“How come so much . I only bought 5 items..”
The clerk replied, “Yeah, but your Mother said you’d be paying for her things too.”
- buy (buy, bought, bought) – comprar
- call out – gritar, falar outo
- checkout – saída, onde ficam os caixas do mercado
- clerk – atendente
- follow – seguir
- furthermore – além do mais
- hope – esperar (de esperança)
- how come so much? – como deu tudo isso?
- ill at ease – desconfortável
- keep (keep, kept, kept) – manter, ficar
- late son – filho falecido
- little old lady – pequena velhinha
- make me feel so happy – me fará sentinr muito feliz
- notice – notar
- overtake – ultrapassar
- pay (pay, paid, paid) – pagar
- say (say, said, said) – dizer
- shop – comprar
- silly – estúpido
- smile back – sorrir de volta
- stare – encarar, olhar fixamente
- stop – parar
- sunshine – brilho de sol
- turn to – virar-se para
- wave acenar