Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Not My Smartest Choice

Yesterday, I had to pick up a few things from Kroger's. Since I have to pick up Buddy at 2:40, I decided to wait until later in the day to go - like 1:30 or so. That way, I could shop and then go straight to Buddy's school and not have to get Sissy in and out of her car seat a million times (okay, maybe not a million, but I could save myself some trouble).

I figured, too, that later in the day on a weekday, it wouldn't be too crowded. Wrong! The parking lot was packed. I was at this point still wondering what was up. I mean, it's not like the forecast is calling for snow or any other weather disaster, which will bring the masses to the grocery store to buy all the bread and all the milk....

No. So, I go in the store and it still took me a few minutes to realize that it was TUESDAY. Tuesday is Senior Citizen day. They were all over the place in Kroger - blocking the aisles, shuffling along with dazed looks on their faces.

The upside is that the oldsters love them some Sissy! She kinda has reddish hair AND she's just downright gorgeous anyway, so that attracts loads of attention. Of course, she turns on the charm for her adoring public.

I have a friend who is traumatized by Senior Citizen days and has actually been accosted by canes and almost run over in the parking lot. I don't know why they seem to want to do bodily harm to her, but I have no problems with them. I suspect it's because I am tall and I'm handy to reach things off high shelves!

Typically, I go to WalMart (or as I call it, jokingly, The Evil Empire) on Tuesdays and I had been telling my friend that the senior population there was light - my theory was that they like to get up early and get their chores done at the crack of dawn and I'm there much later. No! Yesterday I realized what the real answer is: They're not at WalMart because they are at Kroger's all day (the cashier told me so).

Tomorrow, I'm having lunch with a really good friend and then we're going to WalMart. That should be fun and the weather is supposed to be fairly warm (mid 50s, I think). I also want to thank this friend for calling yesterday to check on me. She's a very cool individual.

Well, American Idol is starting at 8 and it's another one of my not so secret shameful secrets, so I must get ready for the hilarity. You know, I really don't watch much TV. None at all during the day and in the evenings, I only do AI, Survivor and My Name is Earl. Anyone else have a viewing shameful secret?

1 comment:

  1. My son works at Kroger and said when the seniors are do their day at the store it reminds him of the mall scenes in the Dawn of the Dead. Whole lot of shuffling and knocking things over.

    All My Children. 'Nuff said.