***This was supposed to have published forever ago but didn't so I figured why not now :)
By Sunday, I was desperate to hit up the grocery store. Food is usually limited in my house, purposely, because I hate to cook. Kid food is usually in abundant supply as is most snacks. But real food? Not so much. I mean I cook, but not like I should and every chance I can get out of the dreaded deed, I seize it! But this was REALLY bad. I had nothing, not even chicken nuggets... Who doesn't have nuggets? (Well, I guess those fab moms who cook fab meals for their fab families don't but I am so NOT that fab mom lol)
I finally forced myself to plan out some meals, write a list, and dragged my ass to my least favorite retail place on earth: The (insert your favorite expletive) Grocery Store.
I was armed with a list and zoomed through the aisles in record timing... I paused looking for freezer bags because I couldn't find the ones I usually get... Once I spotted them I snatched a box up and turned to drop it in my cart...
Wait. Where is my cart? Where is my cart with my list, my phone, my purse, and my MONEY? I spied a wee little cart, but not my big ole jalopy. I peeked down the aisles by me but, alas, no cart... I shook my head, thinking someone scatter brained like me would come back to the aisle apologizing because they accidentally took the wrong cart. I mean I know I've done that at least once... ok a lot I even took someones Maclaren double stroller, but it was EXACTLY like mine... lol
I must have looked funny standing in an aisle holding freezer bags because a worker asked if I needed help. I explained the deets and she went to tell a manager... I walked a few aisles looking for my cart filled with our staples:Diet Mountain Dew for me, Ritz crackers for Anthony, Strawberries for Mad, and Fat Free Vanilla Creamer for the hubs but no luck... So I returned to the freezer bag aisle and my heart sank.
The wee little cart was no longer there... Someone totally ripped me off. They totally stole my purse and phone. &%@! I then began to freak internally... First, Jason was going to kill me. Second, how was I gonna get home my keys were in the purse and Madison lost the spare set when she threw them in a water pipe when she was like 2! Third, all my spending money was GONE! I started to rush through the store and I spied the wee little cart filled with air fresheners that I had been eyeing in the freezer bag aisle... Hmmm...
"Excuse me, miss" I approached the mid to late 50's woman who looked as though she had just come from mass, "did you happen to take the wrong cart like 20 minutes ago?" She looks at me all annoyed, "Oh. yes, I left it by the milk I think..." She turns her head and goes back to her shopping. No apology. No embarrassment. Nothing. "Well, I have been looking for my cart, as my groceries were in there as well as my purse. I was pretty worried", I chattered quite friendly... I was giving her an opportunity aka this is your time to apologize you old broad, "I would be in a mess if that got taken. You could have at least brought the cart back to where you took it from"(I did have a bit of an attitude at this point). She turns to me looking super annoyed, "Well, it should all be in the freezer section" and she turns and leaves. BITCH!
I mean come on... She wasn't old enough to be senile yet she was old enough to have some damn manners... Fuming, I make my way to the freezer section and there sat my lonely cart.
Thankfully, all my belongings were still there and nothing was missing... I did however have to spend another 10 minutes pulling out Miss Rude's groceries... What the hell is wrong with people and why does this shit happen to me All. The. Time?
I finally go to check out, and as I am putting my stuff on the belt thing I had to hand back to the cashier at least 10 items that I missed when cleaning my cart out... I mean how embarrassing... "Sorry, I don't want this, or this, or that" geeze... I explained what happened and even she thought the lady was RUDE! Ugh...
I hope Miss Rude learns some manners at some point in her life... I mean, I have totally done that before (I have never gotten far with someone elses cart as I notice right away), but I have instantly returned the cart to the place I took it and apologized PROFUSELY... That *insert choice word here, I can't decide between two* didn't even care, how dare I bother her... UGH! All I can do is shake my head and refrain from popping her in her mouth... What is wrong with people?!?!