I went for a quick walk, down to the rental office, dropped off some mail, and stopped at the Rite Aid to pick up fingernail clippers and tweezers, as both of mine have been MIA for about 2 weeks. I'm quite sure I'll find them just as soon as I open the new packages.
Anyway, I got in line and the cashier said, "Oh, hi there Mrs. C_! You look great! Have you been losing weight?"
I blinked. "Uh, yeah," I said, sort of nonplussed. I didn't think I shopped there all that often. In fact, it's probably been a month since I've last seen this particular cashier (Tiesha).
"Yeah, you can really see it in your face," she gushed at me. "How much have you lost?"
"According to Weight Watchers, about 5 pounds," I said, still hearing the echo of my mom there. Is that all?
"Nuh-uh!" Tiesha said. "Looks more like fifteen or twenty to me, homegirl."
Did she just call me homegirl? "Well, thank you," I said. "I'm not really for sure. I started my diet about a month before I started Weight Watchers, so I don't know."
"Uh-huh... yeah, I bet you lost near twenty pounds..."
I smiled all the way home.