I went to the grocery store this morning. We've been home for two days and have been eating stuff from the freezer and pantry and trying to put off a trip to the store for as long as possible, mainly because I don't like grocery shopping (with or without kids).
This morning, it coudn't be put off any longer, so the kids and I got up early, got dressed, and headed out. The store was pretty empty and we were making record time. Until...
We got to the checkout line with the ultra-friendly cashier who kept talking to me about Mama Mia (I really want to see that movie...and soon!). While he was talking to me about the greatness of Pierce Brosnan (scary, I know), I reached into my purse to pull out my wallet.
Only my wallet wasn't there.
What?!? I really haven't used it much the past week and half because we've been traveling and John has been the one paying for stuff.
I told the cashier, who was mid-way through my cart that he needed to stop because I didn't have my wallet.
In all my years of grocery shopping (and that's a lot of years) this has NEVER happened to me. At first, I was embarrassed, but there really wasn't anything I could do about it. Will offered to pay for our stuff with the money in his pocket...but $15 was just a fraction of what I needed!
I was trying not to panic, and trying to think where my wallet could be. I never take it out of my purse, and I couldn't remember the last time I saw it. It's been at least a week.
The checkout guy was great about it. I had chicken and ice cream and other perishables in my cart so he told me they'd put my cart in the walk-in freezer and I could come back later. The lady in line behind me told me it's happened to her many times. I guess she was trying to make me feel better.
I walked out to the van praying that my wallet was at home and not somewhere in Arkansas. We buckled up and were pulling out of the parking lot when Abbey said, "Hey mom, it's right there" and she was was pointing at my wallet on the floor of the van. JOY. And, THANK YOU, LORD!
So...we walked back inside, told the customer service guy that our cart was in the freezer, and ended up with the same chatty cashier ringing up our purchases. He was trying to be funny and kept holding items up and saying, "I've seen this before" and "Deja Vu".
I wish now that I had been able to laugh along with him.