A young man was walking through a supermarket to pick a few things when he noticed an old lady following him around. Thinking nothing of it, he ignored her and continued on. Finally, he went to the check-out line, but she got in front of him.
“Pardon me,” she said, “I’m sorry if my staring at you made you uncomfortable. It’s just that you look just like my son, who I haven’t seen in a long time.”
“That’s a shame,” replied the young man, “is there anything I can do for you?”
“Yes,” she said, “As I’m leaving, can you say, ‘Goodbye, Mother’? It would make me feel so much better.”
“Sure,” answered the young man. So, when the old woman was leaving, he called out, “Goodbye, Mother!”
As he stepped up to the checkout counter, he saw that his total was $127.50. “How can that be?” he asked, “I only purchased a few things!”
The clerk replied, “Your mother said that you would pay for her.”