Best Story of the Week…February 11th

I’m in line at CVS.

There’s a baby in front of me, and one a little ways behind.

The latter is screaming her baby powdered head off.

The mother, a well-heeled young woman in a fur hat, looks as if she’d like to give her up for adoption.

The line is long because the do-it-yourself machines are on the fritz. We wait to what’s starting to sound like, really bad opera.

The baby in front of me, a cute little boy in a bright blue parka with the name Trevor etched on the front, is looking over his mom’s shoulder at his screaming colleague who is still singing Carmen.

His eyes get very big as though he has an idea.

He starts blowing the girl kisses, the charmer we now all know he will grow up to be.

You’ve never seen a group of such diverse individuals clutching their various necessities change their tune from grumbles to smiles so fast.

If only Carmen would change hers.      



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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49 Responses to Best Story of the Week…February 11th

  1. skinnyuz2b says:

    That little sweetheart is such a precious image. I can sympathize with the mother of the screamer. My oldest son wouldn’t have been the crier, but he definitely would have caused a stir. His curly blonde locks hid his horns. My other three were 6-9 years at the time of their adoptions, but I think they wouldn’t have been as rambunctious. .

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  2. Baby magic!!

    I dislike the checkout at CVS. I struggle with it until a worker, who has been hiding behind the counter, comes out to help me. It would be so much easier if he waited on me to begin with.

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  3. Sorryless says:

    The kids got a future in the love and romance business, no doubt about it.

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  4. Dale says:

    That boy will go far! If Carmen would unscrunch her eyes… maybe she would change her tune.

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  5. This is the best story of the week. I’m so glad you needed to go to the CVS so we all could smile with you. Bit of a chill descending on the Southland, so we need to bundle up and get smiles where we can. 😊

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  6. Patricia says:

    You are right, Trevor is going places when he grows up. And probably breaking a few hearts along the way.

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  7. Sounds like he knows he’s a charmer. Even if it didn’t work on the girl, I’m sure it charmed all the adults in the store. 🙂

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