This actually happened tonight in the 10 items or fewer checkout lane at our local grocery store.
Man in front of us waiting to check out with two large plastic balls that are in those bins in the front of the store.
My husband: Nice balls.
Man: <half smile on his face> Thanks.
Me: <starting to giggle> Those are some big balls. *snort, snort*
Man: Yes. Yes, they are.
Husband: At least they aren't blue.
Full out laughing at this point.
Man to the checkout woman: They are for my nieces.
Checkout woman: Would you like a bag for your balls?
No joke. Really. This is what she said. I am seriously busting a gut now. Out loud laughing. Unable to stop.
Man: No thanks. I'll just carry them.
Checkout woman: How about a basket then?
All three (me, husband and man) still laughing uncontrollably at this point.
Man as he's leaving: They are so soft and squishy!
Husband: Enjoy those balls!
I know. We are totally classy like that.
I don't know what it is about balls that makes grown men and women giggle like teenagers whenever you say it, but I seriously, could not stop laughing.
Oh yeah, all three kids were with us too. Laughing as well, but totally embarrassed that we were laughing.
Good times. Totally worth stopping in to Hannaford tonight.