Well…the grocery fairy no-showed again last night leaving me to the dreaded task.
What is it about spending $1.5 million at the grocery store for it all either to be eaten, thrown away, or flushed down the toilet a few days later that isn’t so thrilling? ????
I normally try to stay away from the big chain store that starts with a “W” but I needed a new watch battery and I wanted to combine everything in one trip.
Since I don’t like being there, whatsoever, I wanted to get the job done quickly. I ran-walked into the store and went directly to the service desk, where I stood in line behind a few others to ask for help at the watch battery department:
Lady: “Sure…I will send someone over right now.”
I, of course, ran-walked to the batteries and waited.
Ten minutes later, I ran-walked back to the service counter, stood behind 3 more people to hear….
Lady: “I will page someone over head now.”
I ran-walked back over there, to stand another several minutes to have the watch battery smoothly changed in about ten seconds flat after battery-girl showed up.
Finally admitting to myself that there is no such thing as a grocery fairy, I ran-walked the entire store, and finally made it to check out. Exhausted and unloading my cart, one of my items, thankfully wrapped in a plastic container, slipped from my hands and rolled…… somewhere. I looked everywhere for that thing. I looked all around my cashier’s feet, all around the cashier beside her, even in the front where the twirly-gig bag holder is located.
Check-out girl said, “I bet it went under there” and pointed to the candy rack between the two registers. Her face looked like this. ????
I looked “under there” and sure enough. Clear back to the back of the candy rack, underneath another register conveyor belt was my item. Along with someone else’s shriveled up mango. ????????????
The “I-will-page-someone-over-head-now” lady heard what was going on and brought me a janky-ass broom stick to swoosh out my item. Now, I had two choices. I could either do that….or run-walk half way through the store and get a different one. I chose the janky-ass broom stick. ????
There are two positives in this whole experience:
I didn’t hand-pick that ONE loud wobbly-wheeled cart.
And….. My Pantry is now FULL! ???? Yay!!!
Some day soon, I will do a whole post on the kitchen. FYI: We found our pantry door at a garage sale last summer. Isn’t it just grand? It’s my fave! ????
Update: I got home, jumped online, and noticed a friend’s Facebook status….
***No offense Dr Gyno, but if your computers are down, I’d seriously rather spend the extra 35 minutes clothed in the waiting room…change that to 45 #freezinginagown #hurryup
That made me laugh pretty hard!!!! We’ve all been there.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram where you will see a few different pictures than here. I begged people to follow me on Instagram last night because I hung out at 899 followers all day. That number hurts when you are a bit anal. I hit 900 followers a few minutes later. Cheers to you, and cheers to me, the Grocery Fairy. ????
And, I pledge my love to you all! ♥
Buh Bye now!