"Hello, Merry Christmas," she said pleasantly. "Can you tell me what time you close today?" After a pause of several seconds she said "thank you" and hung up the phone.
"Who was that you were talking to?" I asked.
"Walmart," she replied. "They're closing at 6 o'clock."
"That's good information, but what does it have to do with you? You have no reason to be doing any more shopping, particularly at this late date," I simply could not help adding.
"Oh, I know," she said. "But, now I don't have to worry about it!"
All I could say, under my breath, was "Why me Lord?"