Friday, April 8, 2011

Crazy Is as Crazy Does

By Heather Webber / Heather Blake

I may have mentioned a time or two that I’m not really a spontaneous kind of person. Keep that in mind as you imagine me and Mr. W at Kroger, doing our weekly grocery shopping. It’s late. The store isn’t very crowded (just the way we like it) but has enough people so it’s not a creepy ghost town.

Our cart is full.

The checkout lanes don’t have long lines, only one or two people in each.

Then there were the self-scanners.

Mr. W looked at me.

Him: Do you want to give it a try?
Me: What?
Him: Self-checkout.
Me, suddenly reliving my glory days as a Purity Supreme cashier: With this full cart?
Him: I’ll bag.
Me: Okay.

So, there we were. I was scanning all our groceries. He was bagging them (some of the best bagging ever, too!).

It took about 15 minutes. There were stares from all the store workers. (I’m sure our pictures are hanging somewhere in the “security” section of the back offices. Our final total: $188 dollars of groceries.

And as we left...a promise from each other that we’d never scan another full cart of groceries again. But I have to admit—it was kind of fun.

Have you done anything absolutely crazy lately?
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