Friday, October 24, 2008

Emily's Shopping Spree

Today was my day to do a little grocery shopping at Martins, and I had both Emily and Zachary with me. Now that I have two little ones, I have to use that obnoxious cart with the car attached to it. Yes, she loves to ride in it, but I have come to realize that you need to be over 5' 2" to see where you are going! (With the baby carrier on top) If I want to get my shopping done, this is the cart I need to use. Which brings me to the reason for this entry. I use the little scanner thing so I can scan as I shop, and then pay at the end at the express check out. As I go through the store, I usually see people smile and wave to Emily (mostly because she is doing her little princess wave first) but as I was paying and leaving, I noticed the girl manning the checkout station was looking at her a little more closely. Hmmm, didn't think much of it, maybe she likes kids. Now, I can't really see Emily, unless I bend down and peek through the back. I make it to the outside of the store, about to cross the street when I decided to peek in on her to make sure she was okay. Like, if she still had her coat on, still had her juice cup, that sort of thing. So you can imagine my surprise when I see her waving something around.... 2 $25 Outback gift cards! I don't know where or when she picked them up. In my mind I started to see sirens and hear all sorts of alarms going off with big yellow arrows pointing to me. I high-tailed it back into the store, where I approached the same girl that was looking at Emily funny, and handed them to her apologizing for what Emily did. She smiled and thanked me, and I left....a little red faced!

To top it all off, as we ride through the parking lot to our car, she is waving shouting to everyone and anyone who will listen: "Bye, I love you!"For those of you who know me, I am a little shy. So this was an embarrassing situation for me, even so, I was laughing hysterically as I drove away! 

4 comments:

jodie said...

That is absolutely hysterical!!!...everything about it!!! I'm pretty sure you will be permitted to continue to serve in Ventureland even though you're a parent of a shoplifter.

Wendy said...

that is hilarious! I wish i was there to witness that! Emily loves that attention.

Amy said...

How funny!!! I feel so bad for you (since you are so shy), but I am still laughing! Thanks for sharing!

klynch said...

LOL to funny but I think they have to be activated before you can use them by the cashier? so I would not worry about it I've left with tings in my cart and the little one has had something in his hand! it happens to everyone at least you returned it most people would not have so....