August 19, 2010
Yesterday, Clara and I went to get my weekly/sometimes biweekly van-load of groceries. I always end up with a full cart - so full I have to actually strategically place items in the cart to make sure I have room for everything. We get to the check-out and the lady took one look at my ever-expanding waistline and was almost overly concerned about me lifting my groceries out of my cart. I assured her I would have no problems. They always have someone bagging your groceries for you, which is nice, and most times, they offer to help you out with your groceries. I figured I'd take them up on this offer this time because I had more than normal. Anyway, I pay the un-godly total, turn to grab my cart, notice that bagging lady had disappeared AND that she had filled 2 carts with my groceries. Really? Two carts? How the hell am I supposed to push TWO carts out? And you all know what carts are like - they never steer and pull to one side. I look around, dumbfounded, mutter some profanities to myself and start unloading one cart into the other. Of course, it took me a bit because I had to move all the soft items from the top of cart 1 so I could put the heavy stuff from cart 2 in without smashing things. And the overly concerned check-out lady? Never even turned my direction again. Finally, we head out. I hadn't been able to find my keys to swipe my preferred customer card and I figured I must have left them in the van. I don't usually do that, but the few times I've lost my keys, that's where they are. Clara and I get to the van, I look in the ignition, yep, there they are and I try to pull them out - and I realize I left the van running the entire time. Oh yeah. I'm brilliant. Of course, there is a lady putting groceries in her car right next to my van so it is now obvious that the waddling pregnant lady left her van running for a very long time while she got a cart-load of groceries. I felt like a genius. Thankfully, no one decided to take off with my van. So, pregnancy hormones are making me crazy - October can't get here soon enough!!