I made the mistake of getting hungry while getting baking supplies tonight. I had already finished up shopping at one grocery store but, I still needed some pecan pieces to finish out the list. All this shopping getting done tonight was to fill cake orders that are to be ready on Friday morning for delivery. Anyway, my plan was to run inside Meijer and pick up the pecans, another pound of butter and then get right back out of there and head home…… I didn’t think I was hungry or need to eat another meal. I just wanted to get home.
But, when I walked in the door of the Meijer (my favorite grocery store btw), a lady I did not know was walking out the doors with a fat juicy tomato and a receipt in her hand and she was telling the store greeter that she was making BLT’s and she didn’t have a tomato. Why did I have to hear that? Just hearing “BLT” had awaken my taste buds and my belly up and you would’ve sworn I hadn’t ate all day.
And here’s what happened next:
I went to get my 2 bags of pecans and then thought maybe I can just get a Honey Crisp Apple and be satisfied. I grabbed it. And since I was in the produce section and meat department that BLT was sounding better and better. So, I began to talk to myself…. Let’s grab some lettuce. Ok, just get the bacon too….I don’t know if I’m going to want to make one or two ( but it would definitely be two) this late. Well, if you don’t get it you’ll regret it and you will be thinking about it all night. Well, where is the tomato?….Here I am walking around the store no grocery cart, both hands full….. Just let me make it to the line. Thank God the bread is near the registers… Awww shoot, I didn’t get the butter yet. Hmmm, maybe I can just make a grilled cheese? Ok, get Texas Toast and Wheat Bread too…. I’m going to drop my tomato. Please don’t let me drop the tomato… Grabbed the butter. Now on to the bread. Set the tomato down. Pick up the wheat bread. Pick up the tomato. Almost there Kim. Oh, there’s the Texas Toast. Ugh, put the tomato down. Put the wheat bread down. Pick up, both loaves of bread by the tail and grab the tomato!! Now, GET IN LINE!!!!……. There is probably about eight people in the self service line and everybody is has major groceries. This isn’t going to be quick. I run over(walk briskly) over to the greeter and ask for a basket. By then I wasn’t so sure that anything was getting made tonight. Because I would probably be in line for the next 20 minutes. This whole event was way too stressful. Finally when it was my turn to ring myself up I decided PB &J would be suffice. But, those BLT’s will be delicious tomorrow.
Thanks for listening to my eventful night at the grocery store.. I didn’t plan on another grocery store story again so soon.
To show you my appreciation I will try to make you laugh out loud by sharing a joke I read somewhere:
A taxi passenger tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question.
The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped centimeters from a shop window.
For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said. “Look mate, don’t ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!”
The passenger apologized and said, “I didn’t realize that a little tap would scare you so much.”
The driver replied, “Sorry, it’s not really your fault. Today is my first day as a cab driver; I’ve be driving a funeral van for the last 25 years”.