Friday, August 6, 2010

Crazy Walmart Lady


If you happened to be in the Concord Walmart last Saturday. I was not the crazy lady speeding out of Walmart pushing her child 100mph in the stroller trying to get out to her car. Nope that was not I. But if it was me this would be my story.

Saturday, Virginia and I had our first official big gathering with the Central Piedmont Mommies network. Virginia actually slept a little later then usual that day. Which on most days I would be jumping for joy. But this day we were suppose to meet a lady at the Village Park to help set up for the Big Ice cream Social. Before our meeting I had to take a shower and head to Walmart for a few items.

We got to Walmart just fine. I threw Virginia into her stroller and I walked in and started my hunt for the jar of cherries. Since I am on the events committee for CPM, I volunteered to pick up cherries for our ice cream social. Reiggin quickly pointed out that I picked the most expensive item to buy for this event. I was not wise on how much cherries cost. After many up and down ventures into different ailes. I finally found the tiny little cherry jars. First they are super tiny and all the jars were super sticky. Oh well they will do since I am in a hurry. I tossed a few in my basket and grabbed a frozen pizza for Reiggin's lunch.

Next I decided to go ahead and buy some swim diapers for Virginia. Ok I don't know if Walmart was just under stocked or if there really is only one brand of swim diapers. I highly doubt that one company has the monoply on swim diapers. Luckily they had Virginia's size. So we had all our items and we were off to the check out line.

Early Saturday morning they only had 4 lines open. The first two were extremely long. So I decided to go all the way down to the other end to get into the smaller line. Once I got to the cashier I loaded my items to be checked out. Then as I am searching for my debit card, I realized I didn't have my card nor did I have enough cash to pay for all my items. Talk about embarrassing. Luckily no one was behind me waiting to be checked out. So with the most pitawful face I could make I asked the woman to void off all the items except for the cherries. As soon as she hits the void button I realize my debit card is in Virginia's diaper bag in my car. The one time I need that stupid large bag it is in the car. So I tell her the whole story and say that I will be right back. She kindly keeps all my items in the cart upfront.

I make a bee line for the door pushing Virginia in her stroller doing about 100mph and doing the best Mrs. Tuttle walk I could do. I made record timing and grabbed my card and made it back to the sweet cashier woman that I am sure was cursing my name. Luckily no one was in line so I quickly started to load my items back onto the checkout counter.

At that moment Reiggin texts me to tell me the exact pizza he wanted for lunch. Of course don't you know it wasn't the pizza I had in my cart. So to make this woman love me even more. I told her I would be right back as I ran to get that one special pizza. I felt the stares of death in my back as I speed away. Of course my luck continued with them not having the pizza. So I stayed with the other frozen pizza I had up at the checkout counter. But I couldn't come back empty handed.

I had planned to grab school supplies for the CPM school drive at Walgreens. But I went ahead and grabbed a few items at Walmart. Since it was already 9:10 and I was suppose to be at the park at 9:30. I finally get back to the lovely lady and get checked out. I am sure I made this woman's day and that I was the talk of her dinner table that night. I am sure it went something like," Do you know what this crazy lady did today."

Walmart and I are just not getting along lately. Last night I had the brillant idea to let Virginia just walk beside me though all of Walmart instead of riding in a cart. At first it was going great. She even behaved nicely going though the toy area. Then we are about to the checkout counter when she decided she didn't want to walk anymore. So she falls to the floor and just sits there. By this point I have my hands full and I manage to get her up and to the check out line. My brillance continues as I think it would be smart to let her stand beside me in front of the candy bar shelf. I know rookie mommy mistake. Needless to say she made a bee line for the candy.

Yet again I repeat I was not that Crazy Walmart Lady. Nope I was that perfect mommy with the perfect daughter standing quiet in line. At least in my dreams I was that lady.

4 comments:

Laura said...

So funny Kathy! It sounds like one of my normal days :)

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa said...

You are the reason that I hate Wal-Mart!!

The Roberts said...

Are you sure you weren't in WA? I could have sworn I saw this crazy lady pushing a stroller with 40 items in the 20 items or less line....maybe you're related! Just kidding :) Thanks for the laughs!

Lisa said...

Ha this made ma laugh. But the picture of you two is adorable!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Crazy Walmart Lady



If you happened to be in the Concord Walmart last Saturday. I was not the crazy lady speeding out of Walmart pushing her child 100mph in the stroller trying to get out to her car. Nope that was not I. But if it was me this would be my story.

Saturday, Virginia and I had our first official big gathering with the Central Piedmont Mommies network. Virginia actually slept a little later then usual that day. Which on most days I would be jumping for joy. But this day we were suppose to meet a lady at the Village Park to help set up for the Big Ice cream Social. Before our meeting I had to take a shower and head to Walmart for a few items.

We got to Walmart just fine. I threw Virginia into her stroller and I walked in and started my hunt for the jar of cherries. Since I am on the events committee for CPM, I volunteered to pick up cherries for our ice cream social. Reiggin quickly pointed out that I picked the most expensive item to buy for this event. I was not wise on how much cherries cost. After many up and down ventures into different ailes. I finally found the tiny little cherry jars. First they are super tiny and all the jars were super sticky. Oh well they will do since I am in a hurry. I tossed a few in my basket and grabbed a frozen pizza for Reiggin's lunch.

Next I decided to go ahead and buy some swim diapers for Virginia. Ok I don't know if Walmart was just under stocked or if there really is only one brand of swim diapers. I highly doubt that one company has the monoply on swim diapers. Luckily they had Virginia's size. So we had all our items and we were off to the check out line.

Early Saturday morning they only had 4 lines open. The first two were extremely long. So I decided to go all the way down to the other end to get into the smaller line. Once I got to the cashier I loaded my items to be checked out. Then as I am searching for my debit card, I realized I didn't have my card nor did I have enough cash to pay for all my items. Talk about embarrassing. Luckily no one was behind me waiting to be checked out. So with the most pitawful face I could make I asked the woman to void off all the items except for the cherries. As soon as she hits the void button I realize my debit card is in Virginia's diaper bag in my car. The one time I need that stupid large bag it is in the car. So I tell her the whole story and say that I will be right back. She kindly keeps all my items in the cart upfront.

I make a bee line for the door pushing Virginia in her stroller doing about 100mph and doing the best Mrs. Tuttle walk I could do. I made record timing and grabbed my card and made it back to the sweet cashier woman that I am sure was cursing my name. Luckily no one was in line so I quickly started to load my items back onto the checkout counter.

At that moment Reiggin texts me to tell me the exact pizza he wanted for lunch. Of course don't you know it wasn't the pizza I had in my cart. So to make this woman love me even more. I told her I would be right back as I ran to get that one special pizza. I felt the stares of death in my back as I speed away. Of course my luck continued with them not having the pizza. So I stayed with the other frozen pizza I had up at the checkout counter. But I couldn't come back empty handed.

I had planned to grab school supplies for the CPM school drive at Walgreens. But I went ahead and grabbed a few items at Walmart. Since it was already 9:10 and I was suppose to be at the park at 9:30. I finally get back to the lovely lady and get checked out. I am sure I made this woman's day and that I was the talk of her dinner table that night. I am sure it went something like," Do you know what this crazy lady did today."

Walmart and I are just not getting along lately. Last night I had the brillant idea to let Virginia just walk beside me though all of Walmart instead of riding in a cart. At first it was going great. She even behaved nicely going though the toy area. Then we are about to the checkout counter when she decided she didn't want to walk anymore. So she falls to the floor and just sits there. By this point I have my hands full and I manage to get her up and to the check out line. My brillance continues as I think it would be smart to let her stand beside me in front of the candy bar shelf. I know rookie mommy mistake. Needless to say she made a bee line for the candy.

Yet again I repeat I was not that Crazy Walmart Lady. Nope I was that perfect mommy with the perfect daughter standing quiet in line. At least in my dreams I was that lady.

4 comments on "Crazy Walmart Lady"

Laura on August 6, 2010 at 4:33 PM said...

So funny Kathy! It sounds like one of my normal days :)

Melissa, A.K.A. Lisa on August 6, 2010 at 5:05 PM said...

You are the reason that I hate Wal-Mart!!

The Roberts on August 7, 2010 at 2:24 AM said...

Are you sure you weren't in WA? I could have sworn I saw this crazy lady pushing a stroller with 40 items in the 20 items or less line....maybe you're related! Just kidding :) Thanks for the laughs!

Lisa on August 9, 2010 at 9:54 AM said...

Ha this made ma laugh. But the picture of you two is adorable!