Walmart To The Rescue

Yesterday, I mentioned going to to Walmart after the dentist. My face was still all numb and I was try to avoid eye contact with anyone.

There are always a lot of people at our local Walmart, but yesterday, there were twice as many as usual. Some genius decided that they'd take every 7th and 8th grader in the state on a field trip.

It must've been a home economics class or something. Each group of kids had a list of items and they roamed around the store looking at products and comparing prices & weights and ounces.

More than once I heard kids say "I can't believe how much food costs!" I even heard one rather snooty looking girl say "Omigosh!! I can't believe my mom pays that much for this. I'm never going to ask for it again."

The funniest part was when I decided to be my normal helpful self and offer some advice to the girls who were comparing spaghetti sauces on the eye level shelves. Yes, the $3 and $4 jars.

Anyone who does grocery shopping on a budget knows that you always look at the bottom shelf first. That's where they put the "cheap" brands. IMO, these are usually the better tasting brands, too. Instead of cheaping out on taste & ingredients, they cheap out on packaging. Fine.By.Me!!

So, there I am. Me and my half frozen, slobbering on myself face, trying to offer these young ladies some assistance. "Ah-ways ook down ear on-uh om sewf" *wipes her chin*

"Excuse me??"

So... instead of trying all of that again, I simply pointed with my foot to the cans of sauce on the bottom shelf. 95 cents baby! That's right. 95 cents.

"Much teaper d.d.d.d.down heeeeere"

"Oh yeah. I remember my mom always said that you gotta look by the floor to save money. Thank you"

"You Melcuh" *wipes her chin*
Posted on 9:54 PM by Chris and filed under , , | 8 Comments »


Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said... @ March 17, 2009 at 1:25 PM

haha, that is so funny! I love the visual of you with a half numb face talking to some strange young girls! how nice of you to be helpful even while in that condition!

HeatherPride said... @ March 17, 2009 at 1:39 PM

Poor girl!! Look at you, trying to help even when you can't talk! I'm a huge fan of bottom shelf spaghetti sauce, myself. Just add some chopped onion and garlic and a few spices and you'd think they were homemade!

Ginny Marie said... @ March 17, 2009 at 1:53 PM

I have a list of things I need at Walmart right now, but they are remodeling the closest one to us, and it's closed until fall! I never thought I would miss Walmart....

Val said... @ March 17, 2009 at 8:34 PM

Is it strange that I am excited over the new super Walmart coming soon down the road?

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said... @ March 17, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Those kids probably totally thought you were there from the group home and that your short bus would be leaving soon.

I"M NOT BEING DEROGATORY I'm just saying that assisted-living individuals do shopping on their own sometimes, and you could probably have passed as one.

Anonymous said... @ March 18, 2009 at 9:59 AM

pmsl at both you and Texan Mother! Well done for (a) being so helpful whilst in mildly dire straits and (b) not scaring the girls too much. If it had been me I'd probably have been throwing jars of sauce at their heads because they'd have got right up my nose.

Melanie D said... @ March 18, 2009 at 11:41 AM

hmmm, I was following your blog and it took me off??? but I am back, Great walmart story!! I usually race home after the dentist so I am not seen, you are so brave to venture out....and help teenagers!!!

Sprite's Keeper said... @ March 18, 2009 at 12:58 PM

The accompanying visual did me in! I can only imagine that happening to me forgetting about the numbness and drool and trying to teach 12 year olds the ways of life. Too funny! At least they got the lesson though!

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