Walmart! Yes . . I swore I wouldn’t, but I did. We needed so many groceries and a lot of it was things Aldi doesn’t have and I don’t buy much produce from Aldi so . . it was Walmart. I knew there was no chance I was going by myself so I said “Vince, why don’t you drop me off at Walmart, you go do the things you need to do at Tractor Supply and Home Depot, and come back and find me in the grocery section?”
What was I thinking? I forgot to say “. . before dark!” I went up and down every aisle in the grocery store, several aisles multiple times, must have looked at the guy in the meat department like I needed someone to talk to because I had a 10 minute conversation with him, finished the grocery shopping (almost $300 worth of groceries) . . no Vince. I stood up at the front waiting and waiting. I was afraid to check out because I didn’t know if he would look for me up there. Of course . . he didn’t have his phone with me. If I had seen someone I knew, I would have asked them to take me home! I’m standing up front, near the vegetables and I see him with a cart full all the way at the other end of the store. I wanted to scream . . but I didn’t. When he made his way over to me, I said (1) I am NEVER doing this again and (2) I will not leave the house with you EVER again unless you have your phone and it’s at least 50% charged . . end of conversation!
There were at least 20 people in military camo in there. I said “Are y’all from the National Guard?” Yes. I thanked them for their service and kept seeing them. They must be on their own for food this week because they were buying cereal and frozen dinners and one of them had a small grill in his cart.
When I met up with Vince, I said “There are a lot of people from the Guard in here buying groceries. It looks like they aren’t being fed this week. We should coo for them!” Vince said “That’s a lot of people!” I said “We could do it . . we could smoke brisket; make red beans, sausage and rice. There probably really are less than 50 people here. I looked at the parking lot on my way home. Vince said “We are not feeding the National Guard!”
Sorry folks, I tried! 🙂