Friday, July 24, 2009

Go ahead, give me the stink eye. You know you want to . . .

The other day we made a trip into town to pick up some groceries,

a birthday present, card for a baby shower,

a few odds and ends for our next camping trip,

waffle iron, you know, the basics.

These days I feel very much like I'm trying to function on half a brain.

I can't remember anything.

If there is something I need to do or buy,

I had better be writing it down on a list, or forget it!


This also goes for my ability to take notice of my surroundings.

Yeah, not so much.

I am usually so caught up in making sure that Kam is comfortable,

Sierra and Makenna are having a good time and behaving,

all while mentally trying to go through the million items on my to-do list.

Summer VACATION. Ha!

There hasn't been anything relaxing about it so far.

So . . . .

There I was, pulling up to the check-out stand.

I had found everything on my list.

Kam was still in a good mood.

Kenners and Sierra were behaving

AND being helpful.

I start unloading the cart. The very full cart.

Once I have everything out, the cheker politely says these dreaded words:

Just so that you know, this is an express lane.

I glance around to find the big "15 items or Less" sign.

Then I notice it. On top of the lane number on a little sign.

Yep. That's right.

The lane that I pulled up to, the lane without any customers

{at first},

was in fact an EXPRESS LANE.

For those with LESS than 15 items.

I probably had 150 items!

Of course the second everything is up on the belt,

42 older ladies with 15 items or less in their baskets form a line behind me.

All the while giving me the dreaded stink eye.

Go ahead, you know you want to join them.

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Foursons said...

Oh gosh girl, I've done the same thing. Give em' the stink eye right back. You know they'll cut you off in traffic later and nearly kill you.

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♥Amber Filkins♥ said...

Oh my gosh, I have done that SAME thing before by accident! What's with them telling you after they've watched you put everything on the table???

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

I've done that before. And it's so annoying when your in a hurry or you're so tired you're about to drop.

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Oh who cares- your a momma grocery shopping! The chore I hate the most with my 3 kids in tow!!! Those ladies were probably all in your shoes at some time in their lives....


Kristen said...

Is that sort of like when my friend and I pulled our rescue squad car into the police only parking at 7-11? That sign was about the same size as the one you're talking about. ;)

Vivienne said...

Oops! Did you have coupons and write a check too? ('Cuz that would be something I'd do!)

~~Mel~~ said...

Been there, done that...and I had everyone behind me just a's an innocent and honest mistake and really the cashier's fault for not alerting you sooner!


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