Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I stopped at Walmart the other night on my way home. I just wanted to get one thing, but as I shopped, I thought of a couple of other things I needed to get. I got in line to pay for my things, and laid them on the conveyor belt. The woman in front of me had two Down syndrome children, and I was very interested to watch her interaction with them. I was also watching as the checker scanned her items. At one point, she scanned something, and I realized that I needed that item too! I immediately turned my cart around and told the two ladies behind me that I needed to leave the line and go get something else. I scurried away and went over to the drug and beauty section. I found what I wanted, and started making my way back to the registers when I realized I had left all of my things sitting on the conveyor belt! I hurried back and rushed up to the counter. I could see that my things were still on the belt, and the ladies behind me had gone ahead of me. Someone else was in line behind my things. I was embarrassed and said, "Wow, that was dumb to forget my things." The ladies said, "It's okay, we saved your place." I felt bad for the people behind me, and took my things to the end of the line. My biggest concern is that I seem to be having more senior moments that I care to admit!