Monday, December 30, 2013

A FOOTBALL PLAYER BAGGED ME

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

About a week before Christmas, Favorite Young Man and I made a quick trip to the nearest Publix grocery store. When we entered the parking lot, we saw the Jacksonville Jaguars' (football team) mascot, whizzing around from store to store on a motorized scooter. Children squealed at the sight of the fuzzy jaguar.

We ambled toward Publix. A radio station was broadcasting out front. Inside the store, a long table stretched out where BOGO items usually reside. They must be doing something for a charity, I told FYM.

We grabbed the few items we needed and headed for the cashier. As we offered our groceries for scanning, I noticed that an unusually handsome young man had popped up to bag my groceries. I nearly meowed at the sight of him. He turned for a minute to sign something for an employee.

Must be a new assistant managed, I purred to myself. I hope I see him more often.

He bagged my groceries and smiled. I thought I would melt from joy.

Favorite Young Man and I departed. He said, Mom, you do realize that was a Jaguars player who just bagged your groceries, don't you?

No, I answered, my bubble bursting at the thought that the "new assistant manager" would not greet me again in the future.

He was signing an autograph for an employee, FYM informer me. The guy was probably 6'5" and 250.

Well, I did notice he was muscular, I said, but I don't think he was 6'5".

Oh, yeah, FYM said. He's taller than I am.

FYM is 6'4".

He wasn't taller than you, I said.

We happily argued as we took the groceries to the car.

I looked at the Jaguars Web site, and I think this is the guy who bagged me.



I win the argument, Favorite Young Man. My bag boy is a mere 6'1".


Infinities of love,

Janie Junebug

41 comments:

  1. Wow that was quite a thrill!! I always get the same old baggers at my store. LOL

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    1. I doubt if my new "boyfriend" will be back. I don't think he needs the grocery store paycheck.

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  2. Who is he? I need to share this with my men. Breaking Bad is on. Again. I saw Django twice this week. Really liked it. I especially liked his last outfit.

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    1. Patrick Lewis. My first response to your comment is down below my response to Stephen's comment. I hate it when the comment doesn't go where it belongs.

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  3. Ha ha! Well, that must have made your day.

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  4. I can't remember his name, but I'll try to find him again. I know he's in love with me and trying to find me. Django is great. Love Tarantino. One time X went to the restaurant in his hotel (he travels a lot for work) and found himself sitting next to Magic Johnson and Alex English. I think Alex English was the name of the second guy. I suppose when you're with Magic Johnson that people don't notice you much.

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  5. As David Letterman used to say, you had a "brush with greatness," Janie Junebug! I'm still hoping the Swedish Bikini Team will show up at my Publix and bag me! :) You should have taken him home with you, let him stay in a spare bedroom and started your own version of The Blind Side. :)

    Happy new year to you, your family and your dogs, dear Janie!

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    1. I'd love to help him learn to read, even if he already knows how. Oh, I could teach him so much. I'd give him a futon. He'd give me a few million dollars. I'll try to get in touch with the Swedish Bikini Team and send them your way. They're always begging me to become a member.

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  6. Nothing better than being bagged by a professional. Did he use paper or plastic? And did he stick to the 8 bag rule, or squish your eggs?

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  7. He's pretty cute for a LITTLE guy!!

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  8. I'm thrilled that you were bagged by a football player, typical though, of course he won't be back lol

    Happy New Year ;)

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    1. He ended our "date" as soon as everything was in the bag.

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  9. That is funny. People are as tall as we see them to be. Once my best friend tried on a shirt I'd bought her and it was way, way too long. I protested; I'd tried it on myself to be sure it was right for her. "But I'm only 5'2"!"
    I was 5'6" at the time.

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    1. Favorite Young Man probably thought the football player was taller because he was so broad and had such lovely muscles.

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  10. That's awesome. Was there ever an explanation for why this was happening? The only time I ran into an athlete was when I lived in Houston. I too was in a grocery store when I turned a corner and ran into the chest of Shane Battier, at that time a player for the Houston Rockets basketball team. Holy crap was he tall and I got a face full of nipple. It was cold. He rubbed my head like I was a toddler, I was 29 at the time. Aside from Yao Ming, who I met at a charity event so that doesn't count, Shane Battier is my favorite player.

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    1. I think they were having a charity event, but I don't know exactly what it was. I've talked to a couple of popular figure skaters, and we used to take Favorite Young Man to Steve Alford's basketball camp (he was a very successful player at Indiana University).

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  11. Oh how funny! I would never have a clue who sports people are. Not in a million years. They could bag my groceries or wait on me at Joann's and I would be useless for one of those hidden camera things. Even after they told me, I'd go--Who? Who did you say he (or she) is? LOL!

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    1. I figured out his name by looking at the team's Web site. I know nothing about football.

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  12. Well being 6'3, height does get kind of fuzzy between the 6'1-6'5 range. And look at that, this football player had the privilege of bagging Miss Janie Junebug's groceries and didn't even know it. Hope you have a great New Years.

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    1. I'm sure he went home to his mansion and cried when he realized who I was. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  13. Lucky you to get bagged by that dude!

    Happy New Year, Janie! I wish you all the best in 2014!

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    1. I hope you have a football player during 2014. They are the best at bagging.

      Love,
      Janie

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  14. Now if a footy player was to bag up my groceries I wouldn't know since I know nothing about football.............cool that you win the argument...........

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  15. If any of my favorite athlete's were bagging at the local grocery store, I'd beg them to bag me!!

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  16. ✰¸¸Happy ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸✰¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪New¸¸✰¸¸ Year
    2014•*¨*•.¸¸✰¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Peace ♫♪ JOY ♫♪ and a ✰¸¸ Healthy Year ahead☆☆☆A♪♫•*¨*•

    Sophie and Ron

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  17. Happy New Year Janie. http://mymorningcupofcoffee.blogspot.com/

    Well I finally remembered my password from the old blog after 7 months! Better late than never! :-) I'll be over there from now on.

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  18. LOL! I honestly don't think I've ever had a young man make me purr... But I did almost lose it once when I saw my totally imagined MC pop up at Disney World. Hotness. In. Real. Life. We're talking heart palpitations, light headedness, and a serious chance of asphyxiation. All based on a single appearance. Good thing my amazing man wasn't standing there watching me drool.

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  19. Well, look at you, you ole bagger!! Reminds me of a story my sister told me about lying in bed with her ex. He looked dreamily into her eyes, and said, "you need me..." And she replied, "oh yes, baby, I DO need you!!' His response was, "NO! YOU KNEED ME!!!"

    Happy New Year!!
    xoxo
    -andi

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    1. Happy New Year! 2014 is off to a great start.

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  20. hysterical headline and story. wishing you all good things in 2014:)

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    1. It's so nice to hear from you, Ed. I've missed you.

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  21. I'm not a football fan myself, but still, you had to feel good regardless of who you thought he was. You got bagged by a celebrity. Truly awesome.

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