September 25, 2013

Trip to grocery store brings dilemma


I have to say the clerk wasn’t to blame for my little dilemma. The receipt said, “Check declined” four times. She tried.

If Homeland Security wants somebody investigated, they should send them to my local grocery store to cash a check. They have an iron-clad security program in place. I can vouch for that.

I guess the moral to this story should be don’t be so “fashion conscious,” and keep the white pocketbook until you have time to take inventory of your “stuff.”

One last thought, as always, please be kind to each other. The world needs more kindness.

Susan Tobias lives in Plattsburgh with her husband, Toby. She has been a Press-Republican newsroom employee since 1977. The Tobiases have six children, 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They enjoy traveling to Maine and Colorado, and in her spare time, Susan loves to research local history and genealogy. Reach her by email at

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