It's got to be me. There's no other way to explain it. I LOVE the Walmart Supercenter. It apparently does not love me. Let me explain....
The FIRST time was good for me - I know it was good for Walmart. If I smoked, I would have smoked a cigarette very happily after leaving the store with my purchases.
The SECOND time was a nightmare. Here we were, Emma and I happily doing our shopping. I had well over $250 worth of merchandise and grocery items PACKED and overflowing into the shopping cart with Emma sitting in the seat in the front (protesting the whole time because she was now a BIG GIRL and was not happy about being forced to sit in that seat). I was comparing prices of the different instant oatmeal brands when, all of a sudden, EVERYONE, including the Walmart employees, were running towards the back of the store. Not that casual running, either. The OH MY GOD!!!!
eyes bugging out of your head running. So, naturally, instinct said RUN, FOOL, RUN!
I went to pluck Emma out of the seat and couldn't - I forgot I had fastened the little safety belt around her! Well, being panic stricken as I was and was not going to lose time fooling around with that !@^%*& cart belt, I bolted with the whole damn cart. Yes, me, running TOP Flo-Jo speed through Walmart with a packed shopping cart barrelling out of the back doors. By the time I realized I had sprinted through the store, out of the back, ACROSS THE STREET, and in some gas station parking lot, Emma was sitting there bawling because she thought I had completely lost my mind. I was not the only one in that far off lot wayyyyyyy across the street. Interestingly, some people also had their items and decided to very simply go to their cars and drive away. Yes, I reflected on this for a moment, but decided, no, my luck I'd get caught. About 15 minutes later, we were motioned to come back in, the police caught the suspects. I got 2 stories - one was that someone wielding a gun was robbing customer service. The other was that two men were arguing in electronics and one of them pulled a gun.
So, after convincing Emma that the "bad guys" were caught and it's okay to go back there for our big shopping, we went back yesterday.
Here we were, Emma and I, happily doing our shopping. I had well over $250 worth of merchandise and grocery items PACKED and overflowing into the shopping cart with Emma walking with me as she no longer fits into the little kid seat and I needed the space for our eggs. I was comparing prices of the different brands of instant rice pilaf's when all of a sudden... THE POWER GOES OUT. Okay, no one is panicking. In fact, being the great folks Walmart shoppers are, we continued to shop, although having to squint in the darkness. 5 minutes go by, 10 minutes go by, 20 minutes go by... our dear Walmart friends tell us to go to the front of the store and wait. Ok, cool, I need to look at the fruit up there anyway. 30 minutes now. 40 minutes now. Gee, starting to get hot in here. It's 118 degrees outside. Ruh roh. I sure don't want to have to start ALL OVER AGAIN after I have been here 2 HOURS already. "Ma'am, you'll have to leave your cart, we're closing the store". AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's got to be Satan. He is taunting me. :stone
Jul 11, '02
part ii of my post:
my heart is jumping up and down from all the laughing i'm doing, so let me calm it down before i end up with my tombstone saying....
cheerfuldoer cheerioed herself to death d/t lasvegasrn comedic ability to make her roll with laughter...may her cheery heart rest in cheerful peace.......and much thanks to lasvegasrn for ending her life with a cheerio moment.
i luv ya girl........simply luv ya! thanks for the laugh!
i'll never again be able to go inside of a walmart without thinking of your "walmart excursion"!
Last edit by live4today on Jul 11, '02