As my daughter and I checked out at Atwood’s, a guy noticed the shirts we were buying. He was waiting in line behind us, an old cowboy, hat and boots with several large bags of horse feed. He asked how much we were paying for the shirts. He had bought a similar shirt, which he was wearing, off the clearance rack at Walmart for a lot less. He said, “You’re being ripped off,” as he continued to educate us on the folly of paying as much as we were for our shirts. This was in front of the by now stony-faced woman checking us out. We had just come from Home Depot where another guy had offered us unsolicited advice. It’s not unusual for perfect strangers to come up and talk to you here, although I have a feeling shopping with one of my pretty daughters was a factor too. This is Texas!
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Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham