Ever wondered what 'true love' really is?
A picture is worth a thousand words, don't they say? I hope you'll find this heart-warming piccy, which I've saved til the end of my story (because I can), worthy of being written about.
A picture of some cheeky looking Galahs to tide you over:
Who's a pretty boy then?
Yes indeedy, for while the rest of us are off being dutifully occupied at work and school, teams of opportunistic Seniors get to roam freely in herd-like fashion throughout the malls. Albeit a silver-haired very slowwww moving herd - but a herd all the same.
Chatting with other like-minded Old Dear,s leisurely pushing trolleys or pulling those wheeled cart thingamees... they get their errands run unhindered and unflustered. Enjoying the shopping experience safely at their own pace and without judgement or pressure from any of us raucous unruly lot, thank you very much.
Not to mention packing out the cafes and teashops to the brim when it's time for the proverbial nice hot cuppa. (Cream cake too, if blood sugar meds allow it).
Fear not though... for by the time we self-appointed important people all barrel into the supermarkets to hunt and gather for the family din-dins, these older folk are long gone. Back at home, unpacked and un-shoed...they've completed their quests and are now poised in recliners awaiting the next thrilling instalment of Family Feud.
And as I stood in the toiletries aisle languishing in my newfound mid-morn freedom, deliberating on whether to go the strawberry or the vanilla flavoured lip-gloss (it’s a tough life), I could hear a softly-spoken male voice at the cosmetics section behind me. Upon changing my angle, I saw it was an older gent with white hair standing alongside what was evidently his matching elderly wife in a wheelchair.
And even more fortunately for her, I thought - her husband was doing it spectacularly!
“Pink Opal… Berry Beauty… Flushed Fuchsia. But they're ALL pink! There's just such a lot to pick from, Lois. And I was thinking 'pink' was just PINK!”
"Good gracious me, darling... I think these naughty-sounding ones might be a bit much!”
(I laughed out loud at this comment, nearly blowing my cover but managed to change position while edging closer to the action).
(Brilliant! Lois was being silly too!)
“Here's one...Spiced Coffee. Oh for goodness sake, Lois! How about we have a think about it all and go get some ‘spiced coffee’ of our own? There’s a nice café over there; they might have some ‘Glazed Caramel’ we can chew on too. What fun!”
WHAT MAN DOES THAT?!
Now, as promised------- the photo to end all photos! One that I hope makes you go awwwww all over the place:
...a thousand words