The two moaning ladies
Beat me to the Asda checkout
I stood there and waited
Listening to all their gossip.
The one with the chicken, milk and processed cheese
Said ,“You know what
I’ve never been to America
Never wanted to.
My daughter took me to MacDonalds
Didn’t like the Apple pies.”
Her friend just laughed out loud
Fiddled with her tins of tuna
And said , “Well I’ve never been there
But I’ve been to Zanzibar
Golden beaches and camels
Didn’t like it, much too hot.”
I paid for my fruit and yogurts,
Buy one get one free,
The checkout lady rolled her eyes
And looked away.
A glance which said it all
And I understood.
The two murmuring ladies had been there before.
I could still hear them moaning.
Written for Poetry Jam where Mary’s prompt was to write about –
Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is the way you both hate and love something you are not sure you understand.