I don’t like it when H gets lost in Walmart – I know where I am!
We picked up another huge bag of bird food and then I left him at the prescription counter heading over to the men’s sock aisle to pick up socks for Andrew as he had requested from me earlier today. Four packages of socks, two boxes of cereal, coffee, a cupcake thingy (always something I don’t really need catches my eye in this store), and a package of cookies (we didn’t need those either) later, H is nowhere to be found and my hands are too loaded to pull my phone out of my pocket to call him.
I peer down aisle after aisle in hopes I catch a glimpse of him. I should know better. This always happens and I always vow to snag a cart the next time I walk to a different area of the store without him. He said he would meet me in the cat food aisle and as I stand there next to the Meow Mix and cat litter with my articles precariously stacked in my arms, my phone buzzes with a text. I shift most of my items into one arm and holding the coffee under my chin, with my freed hand I pry my phone from my back pocket. I have figured out the reason we have thumbs – its to slide your cell phone open with when you only have one hand to use – and if you do that too often you could wind up with a cramp. 😉
Yep! Just as I suspected. It was a text from H. “Do we need bread?”
Without bothering to answer him, I headed toward the bread aisle before he had a chance to wander off again. There he was with a grocery cart half full of who-knows-what (I’m sure it was stuff we needed) and staring at his cell phone waiting for my reply. I walk up behind him and as I dumped my articles in the basket I answered, “Yes, we need bread.”
This is why I don’t like going to Walmart. We always find things to buy that we did not go in for and if I turn away for a minute H always gets lost! The total at the register was $126.89 and the majority of our purchases were not even edible. The cats and wild birds will have food for the week and we will have to eat out. That may not be such a bad deal!
Wasn’t that thoughtful of him to think about the bread? And he never even knew he had been lost!