Tech week, for those who don't speak theater, is the endurance test of 'running' a show over and over again, getting the lights, sound, movement, etc., -- in short, everything -- absolutely right. Yesterday, Scarlett was at the theater for 12 hours (with a break) and today it's 8. This is typical.
Not the point of the post but a digression away from . . . .
The Matron is incapable of walking into a grocery store, moving through aisles and emerging with just ONE ITEM. Which is why she went in for brownie mix and came out with enough bags that she received assistance from the lovely young woman who packed her groceries. Because this is an upscale store, the lovely young woman put the groceries in a cart and wheeled them out for the Matron.
An extremely pretty young woman.
She had perky bangs. Adorable, nearly invisible glasses. Hair swept back, just so.
The Matron swears on all things progressive, this young woman looked JUST LIKE a teenage Sarah Palin!!
So much so that the Matron rolled around this resemblance around in her mind for a few minutes before saying anything, wondering if the almost-child (about 17? 18?) ) heard this observation 200 times a day.
Far from it.
Matron: "Uh, I'm sure you get this all the time, but I just have to say it! Do people tell you all the time that you look exactly like a young Sarah Palin? You really do look just like a young Sarah Palin."
Lovely Young Woman pushing groceries: "Uh, who's that?"