Monday, June 4, 2012
Walmart On A Friday
My son didn't listen, surprised? Threw way too many curves balls, on way too many teams, now it is indefinite physical therapy. It is unproductive for me just sitting there, so I thought I would get some shopping done while he has his therapy. I went to go to Aldi after looking at all the ads. The first glitch that should have tipped me off, was the .25 cost to make a shopping cart available. I didn't have a quarter, and couldn't find one even after tilting my purse. So I had to go back to the van to rummage for a lost quarter, that I knew some kid lost somewhere in some seat. Found it! Then I put the quarter in to get the cart and enter a shopping mecca. I love this store! Beautiful cucumbers for .29, cantaloupes for .99, blueberries for .99. A full shopping cart! There is only 1 cashier and after I unpack all my groceries I asked her if I can use a credit card and she said no, I said OK, I'll just write a check. She informs me cash only. The only cash I had was that quarter that was in the cart. There are at least 3 people behind me. I ask her if she would please just hold all this stuff and I'll run to Walmart across the lot and use the ATM there and get cash to pay. I promised I'd be back...she said ok. It is pouring and there is a tornado watch and Walmart is so packed I have to park like a mile away. I thought, I am just going to use the ATM, I'll double park. I couldn't find the ATM, and someone told me it was just right inside. There is a McDonald's right inside and it was overflowing with hungry people, who are very crabby too. For some reason I thought the ketchup dispenser in the back of the McDonald's was an ATM and went there to get cash. When I discover this was not a cash machine I tired to exit but was blocked by the fight in the way of the exit. And these people were mean. And big. Throwing punches and yelling xrated language. Now the women were getting involved. I was trapped! And my phone was in my illegally parked car, where the police would be looking to park when they come to break up this fight, and my unpaid cart fill of groceries was waiting and my son was at physical therapy and the rest of the kids were all probably home from school by now fighting...Ah! I had to just try and get through the combat circle and make my break away. Oh my gosh. Today I am going to just read my book and wait in the waiting room.
Posted by Annmarie Pipa at 8:33 AM