There are some places I just will not go this time of year. Walmart! When I’m visiting Chad, I will have to go there because there’s no other place to go but for groceries, when I’m here, I do not have to go to Walmart.
Yesterday morning, just 1-1/2 hour before the Georgia Tech game, Vince decided we needed to run to town. I said “Oh, good! I need milk and eggnog.” He said “We’ll run by Walmart!” Oh, no we won’t! I explained to him that from before Thanksgiving til after January 1, I do not go to Walmart unless there’s something I have to have and nowhere else in town has it. Cost is not an issue this time of year. I’d buy it at the In and Out Mart before I’d go to Walmart.
I told him I’d be happy to go to United but I was not going to Walmart. We ran in United . . by now, he’s counting down the minutes til the game starts. United only had one brand of eggnog and it’s the brand we don’t like. I said “We can run by Brookshires!” No . . we don’t have time. We’ll go to Walmart. I said “I’ll sit in the car.” We drove up to the parking lot . . it was pretty full. Vince said “See . . I told you it wouldn’t be crowded!” That’s like me saying “I’m not buying yarn” when it’s arriving every day. Because he wants Walmart not to be crowded, he is sure it isn’t crowded.
I sat in the car while he went in and got eggnog. He said they were out too but there was a lady putting more milk in the cooler and he asked her to check for eggnog and they had more.
If, on the day after Black Friday, I find myself begging not to have to go to Walmart, it’s going to be a long Christmas season around here.