Things that need explaining
We call our favorite local grocery store Food Panther. Why? Mr. Spy has trouble with names. He doesn’t remember people’s names (he does better with men than with women, but I try not to hold it against him). He doesn’t remember store names. He was trying to remember the name of the grocery store the first week we moved in. The name he sought was Food Pantry, but he knew it wasn’t quite right, so it came out a bit jumbled and sounded like Food Panther. So that is what we call it. It especially amuses me because sometime in the distant past, I used to shop occasionally at Food Lion. What is the real name of the store? Food Train. Which doesn’t make any more sense than Food Panther. But to their credit, they keep mochi by the cash registers, so I will forgive them.
We are overdue for applying for our new driver’s licenses. Why? Because the state of New York requires that you show your social security card to get a license. Not the number — the actual card. Mr. Spy doesn’t have a card. He doesn’t recall ever seeing the actual card. He downloads the application for a new card and discovers that there’s one thing he needs to show in order to submit his application — his driver’s license.
We have, however, registered to vote. Have you?