Tuesday, September 8, 2009

All In A Day's Shopping Trip.

Off to the grocery store it was, this morning, for Miss Clara and I. I made up a rough menu for the week and a list and we took off.

I was about to load the little munchkin into a grocery cart when she starts letting it be known that she wants something. Apparently, a regular old grocery cart wasn't going to cut it. So, we grabbed the one with the race car on front. That worked fairly well, until she got tired of Mom's frequent long stops and decided it would be fun to climb out of the race car.

While waiting to check out, we were witnesses to what appeared to be a bold faced robbery. A guy walked calmly out the door with a cart full of beer. The girl at the cash register says "Sir, did you pay for that?"
Man replies, "yeah", without even stopping and proceeds to walk calmly out the door.
The girl looked around for a manager to alert to the situation, but didn't appear to see one readily available and proceeded with her work. She says she's not going to jump over the counter and try to stop people like that, and that it's because of people like that, that we pay so much for groceries. She called one of the bagger guys over and told him what had happened and asked him to kind of hang around to help prevent something else like that from happening. His response was something self-sacrificing like "So, what you're saying is that I should risk my life for the store."

Well, on a more positive (or should I say, more sugary) note Miss Clara enjoyed her first lolly-pop today, thanks to the kind lady behind the deli counter. She saw that I was holding Clara (due to the fact that she wasn't staying in the afore mentioned race car) and offered her a lolly-pop to encourage the little rascal to stay put in the seat. After getting home, the sweet was still being enjoyed and I took some shots. I know, they are all practically the same thing, but being the goofy Mom, I thought they were all cute and put them all up!


In the Mix said...

Stealing beer...nice.
We have the same problem with the race car carts at the grocery store. It makes me want to pull my hair out.
Thanks for the "sweet" pics. Clara is getting so big. I can't believe it's almost been a year since we saw you guys.

Momma M said...

That's why I liked to shop in the evening with Dad home. But I don't know how safe that would be nowadays when this robbery was in broad daylight. What next??!!