WHAT DID YOU BUY ?
Are you one of those people that gets to the "check out" at your local shopping centre and........are you guilty of doing EXACTLY THAT?..... Do you "check out" what the person in front of you is buying??????
I don't do it often (we'll get to that later). I sometimes, however, feel the need to justify what I am in the process of buying to the person at the counter. We usually do a weekly vege/fruit shop at the Greengrocer and stock up on meat at the Butcher.... so my trolley usually consists of cleaning products, coffee, bread, lollies, chips, ice cream, tinned goods, tissues and an extra large package of toilet paper!
Ohhhhhh it makes the mind boggle what one can do with all that.
1. Does the cashier think I've taken the term "clean eating" a little too far? (I do tend to love my cleaning products)
2. Am I a bad example for my children's health because I bought the bonus size jar of NUTELLA & the "two for one" GIANT BAGS of fruit flavoured SKITTLES? (I never admit the NUTELLA is for me but... yes my kids eat REAL fruit too!)
3. Do we POO too much or just eat the toilet paper as well?????
4. Where is the meat and veg??????
The list of questions to be asked is potentially quite embarrassing if you think about it long enough.
GOT ME THINKING
The other day I made a rushed trip to my local BIG W store. The intent was to buy my son a book for reading time at school. He has found an author he loves and is devouring the novels at a rapid rate..... unfortunately, to get to the "book section" you have to go past other sections as well.....
Once again I found myself at the "check out".... waiting behind a couple purchasing bar after bar of Lindt chocolate AND boxes of Ferrero Rochers!!!! My first reaction was to ask if I could come to their house... the next, I panicked thinking Easter had come around again? I found myself coming up with all kinds of scenarios about what would come of that $200 final amount of chocolate.
GOT ME EMBARRASSED
Now it was my turn to hand up my bundle of goods to the cashier.....
*A THRILLER BOOK called "BZERK". (for my son: the original intended purchase)
*A packet of licorice. (It's my fav brand "Ricci" that I can't always get easily)
*A cream bodysuit. ( I haven't worn one since THE EIGHTIES... & it was discounted)
*A large size bottle of Palmers Cocoa Butter lotion. (All the super models swear by it)
*A bundle of pink wrapping ribbon. (handy for decorating presents)
Don't get me STARTED on the stories the person behind me may have been thinking! Ahhhhhh
THE SELF SERVICE CHECK OUT IS LOOKING MOST APPEALING RIGHT NOW!
Has this ever happened to you? I would love to hear your stories. Comment below.