“MOM?”

smiley face“Mom?”

A young man was walking through a supermarket to pick up a few things when he noticed an old lady following him around. Thinking nothing of it, he ignored her and continued on. Finally he went to the checkout line, but she got in front of him.

“Pardon me,” she said, “I’m sorry if my staring at you has made you feel uncomfortable. It’s just that you look just like my son, who just died recently.”

“I’m very sorry,” replied the young man, “is there anything I can do for you?”

“Yes,” she said, “As I’m leaving this store, can you say ‘Good bye, Mother!’ ? It would make me feel so much better.”

“Sure,” answered the young man, and as the old woman was leaving, he called out, “Goodbye, Mother!”

Then as he stepped up to the checkout counter and he saw that his total was $127.50.

“How can that be?” he asked, “I only purchased a few things!”

“Your mother said that you would pay for her,” said the clerk.

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