Sunday, June 28, 2009

Life is Funny - Especially in Walmart

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My good friend "R" was up from California for a visit to her folk's house last week, so on Friday we met up at an IHOP at the midway point between us so we could see each other, eat yummy pancakes and try to ignore our children who were bouncing off the walls. We ordered and ate our grown up meals and then maybe 1 or 9 bites of our kid's chocolate chip pancakes. We had sparkling, yet often interrupted, conversation. Being the lovely person she is, she bought breakfast for us. Yes, it started off being a good morning.

As we went our separate ways after breakfast, I made the decision to stop at *gasp!* Walmart before making the 45 minute drive home.

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Perhaps I should explain. I hate Walmart. It seems that every Walmart I've been to has been, at that moment, the site of the National Screaming Kids and Oblivious Parents Convention (NatSKOPCon for short). So even though Target's done me wrong, I'm still loyal to them.

But back to my story. This Walmart was one of those supercenter ones. And since I was wanting some items that the store held, I decided to venture in. Upon entering the store, I was taken aback. The store was clean! There were no screaming kids! Adults were walking around with a purpose! Had I walked into the wrong store? Or maybe a parallel dimension? But I bravely went forth, pushing my shopping cart and taking no prisoners.

I started off in the garden section and worked my way across the entire store until I'd hit the grocery section, filling my cart along the way. Plants, buttons for a project, spray paint, cereal. A special stop to pick up a little item that comes in handy after a woman's been taking antibiotics. Ladies, you know what I'm talking about. Gentlemen, don't ask. Ignorance is bliss on this one. So with a full cart, I made my way up to the checkout stands. It was a new day and life was good.

Until I reached into my purse and found that my wallet was not in it. Of course, this little discovery was not made until I'd loaded everything up on to the counter and the cashier had started ringing it all up. Yes, I had had my wallet out the night before at home, and when I was done with it, I'd asked my daughter to put it back into my purse for me. And while she did, indeed, follow my directions, it was a different purse that now held my wallet.

And I stood in Walmart, mortified.

So Walmart, I just don't think it was meant to be for you and me. We gave it a go, but it's just not going to work. Perhaps someday I'll change my mind. But it will probably be a while. How much longer do you think that angry cashier will be working there?

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14 comments:

Nick the Geek said...

I hate when that happens, which is why I have my wallet so full that when it isn't in place I walk funny because of a different center of gravity.

Nick the Geek said...

Also, Walmart is the devil. It is my informed oppinion that the end goal of walmart is that huge company from Wall-e.

katdish said...

"get all dressed up like when you go to Walmart."

Snort!

The Homefront said...

I just had to laugh at this post! I've had my own issues with Walmart. Unfortunately, I chalk them up to my blondeness and apparently a specific, really bad week, so maybe I'll follow your lead and blog about it...I'm just not sure whether it's funny or a tragedy. :-P

Wendy said...

The Homefront - Oh, you should blog about it! Remember: One persons tragedy is someone else's comedy. :o)

Tiffany said...

Never go to Walmart. Never, ever, ever, never. Unless it's the one my dad works at. And he's only in the hardware section. So if you need hardware and happen to be in the middle of nowhere in Northern Cali, I suggest you steer clear.

Helen said...

I'm on anti-biotics. Please email me and let me know what I will find useful. Please.

Beth said...

I would point and laugh, but...I've done this WAY too many times! :)

Dude. We have no alternative to Wal-mart around here. So I guess you won't be visiting me anytime soon. However, they ARE building a lovely Dollar General a block from my home, so I'm glad to know I can wear things from my "Work in Dirt in My Yard" collection there.

Jaime Chase said...

The article cracked me up. This was a hilarious entry...although, I'm a Wal-Mart shopper. ::running away::

Such The Spot said...

Oops.

That has happened to me a time or two. Nowadays, I'm pretty familiar with the weight of my purse (seeing as how it usually strains my shoulder) so when I forget to return the wallet to the purse I notice immediately.

Does that say something about me? I mean, that I know the weight of my purse with and without my wallet. Perhaps I need to get out more...

Billy Coffey said...

I don't understand how women can carry around those big honkin' purses and leave your wallets at home.

Sigh...I'll never understand you people.

Mark said...

Mr. Linky? Sounds kind of dirty. Almost like Mr. Kinky.

Wendy said...

Mark - Yeah, don't get your hopes up with that one. You'll be sadly disappointed. You can put your leather pants away now.

Heather said...

I hope you weren't too dressed up for that trip! I hate when that happens!