I was just thinking about a conversation I had with my DD a few weeks ago before I started this blog. I was a bit apprehensive as I didn't feel that I would have much to say, ( I know, I know I haven't stopped talking since!!) but anyway she suggested I should just tell some of the stupid things that I have done and experienced as they always make my offspring curl up laughing ( whatever happened to respecting your parents) and this story was the first one which sprung to mind.
It goes like this..
Full time working mother, 2 teenage children , 1 grown up child ( husband). Usual lunchtime trying to do everything for everyone and make sure I'm not late back to work. List as long as my arm, most of it not for me.
So there I was busy rushing around Woolworths, yes the place I really miss for all those odd things you can't get anywhere else, basket in hand. Ten minutes later I am in Boots the Chemist,.... face filler, toothpaste, cotton buds, think thats everything. Off to the checkout to pay.
The checkout operator looks, smiles, looks again and leans forward whispering. "I'm sorry madam but these aren't our products!"
O b****r! nestling at the bottom of the basket, WOOLIES basket are woolworths paper plates, pens etc.
I have wandered all round Woolworths gaily walked out of the shop, down the High Street and into Boots to continue shopping!!!
Talk about be still my beating heart, I think it skipped at least half a dozen beats. I don't think my employer HM government would have been too impressed if I had been had up for shoplifting!
I paid for my Boots purchases and then very quickly, trying not to draw attention to myself...
dashed back to Woolies and sauntered into the shop.
After checking that no 'secret shopper' was about to pounce on me I sidled up to the counter and handed over the remaining items in the basket. The assistant smiled sweetly and said " Is that all madam", to which I replied " If only you knew".
Needless to say I avoided the high street for a day or two and am almost sure that I have not repeated the incident since!! ...but I have got my bus pass now and so who knows!!!
Have a lovely evening and do remember when they say please take a basket they don't mean to the next shop!!