Since Madison was born and we decided to shop only once every two weeks, grocery shopping has become a big "E" Event for us. We make a list, we check it twice, and then one of us gets baby doody (and duty, har har) while the other spends the next hour roaming the aisles of our local Walmart. Well today was the big day, and Pat drew the short straw, so off he headed to the store. About forty-five minutes later, our power went out. It occurred to me that Walmart's power might have gone out as well, but I dismissed the notion, thinking, "surely they have enough backup generators to run the store during a power outage." Sure enough, after another minute or so, Pat called to see if we had power.
At first, we assumed he would be able to check out, but decided he had better put the cold items back since we had no way of knowing how long the power would be out. Problem: the cold items were on the bottom of the shopping cart. As he
Long story short, Pat ended up having to leave Walmart empty handed. But here's the kicker: remember that list I told you about? Yeah, well, he had filled all but four items. Here, take a look:
Pat was still a little upset about the huge waste of time and energy, but Madi helped him feel better:
A few hours later, Pat decided he wasn't going to let Walmart defeat him, so he went back
What do you think? Have you ever finished filling your cart, only to have to leave it all behind? Are you as surprised as I was that Walmart couldn't sell us groceries fifteen minutes after the power went out? Do you shop once/week, once/two weeks, every day, or somewhere in between?