It Pays

Sitting on the couch enjoying my cup of coffee vacillating between going to pick up some groceries. And cat food. Or could I stretch the can we had.

Around 9:30 I finally decided to go. In part because T goes back to school Thursday and I had nothing for his lunch. Sandwich meat. Bread. Some cat litter. My list was not long. I was going to do another shop on payday.

Got to work and I wandered the produce section. Decided on lettuce, a Ceasars salad kit and grapes for T. Meat had a nice special on strip loin steaks so I bought a family pack of 3. Guess what supper was.

I ran into one of my co-workers and we were chatting when she mentioned 10% Tuesday. Customer Appreciation Day. So lost was I that I asked if it was Tuesday 🤣🤣🤣🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ She quickly set me on the right path. It was Wednesday but we can still shop and get our 10%. Which meant that I could get a little more. Given I also would be able to combine my 10% employee discount.

Saved $83 all said and done. 36% of my bill. Plus earned enough points that I will have $20 to use next time off groceries if I want.

Went to get the cat food. They did not have a case. They did not have large cans of their food. I had to resort to purchasing 4 small cans which will last me one day for the same amount as I would pay for 3 large cans that would feed them 2.5-3 days. Thomas while playing more is eating less go figure.

I may have grumbled. Just a bit. I should have sucked it up and said nothing but it is an inconvenience. Yes big girl pouting alert. ☹️☹️☹️🤣🤣🤣🤣

When I arrived home I made T rise and assist me. After he was done I sent him off and gave him until 12 to watch YouTube. Then homework. And lunch.

I bought cinnamon buns for Thursday morning breakfast forgetting T had classes at 8. And I promised bacon. Have to say that is one aspect of being at home all the time I like, is making T a good breakfast before school.

Who Would Guess?

Went to Walmart today to pick up a few things that I can’t get at work. Some paint. Different epsom salts. Socks. When I got to the front the self checkouts were teeming with people so I decided that I would wait in line.

Also I was annoyed with T. He was suppose to be with me. However he ignored me and I got ticked and left. I was in no real hurry to get home. I wandered down to the other two tills. One had an older woman and a large order she was trying to bag up. The other a few smaller orders.

The woman was actually one of our regular customers so when someone left because they felt that she would take too long, I moved over into line behind. her. Waited until she was almost all packed up before I put my items on the belt.

The cashier was not quite so patient and scanned my first item before she was moving away from the till. I moved forward to the till and started to bag my items. The cashier was saying nothing.

Me: Hi how are you today?

Cashier (startled): I am good thank you.

Me: And did…..you would never guess I was in retail. I just about asked you if you had found everything alright.

He chuckled and I paid. Walked away chuckling to myself.

Now it was time to go and grocery shop. I knew I needed a few things but other then that J mostly wandered around the store. Looking at things and going back for items I remembered I wanted. One customer stopped me and asked me where the dried beans were.

I looked at her. Looked at my cart and blinked a bit. Then told her.

Another customer stopped me and even looked into my cart. Made a comment about me shopping and then proceeded to ask me a question. I was like are you serious in my head. But my face remained pleasant.

As he walked away a third customer walked by me and in a voice that was designed to carry remarked: Even when you are NOT working some people thing you are.

Some of my customers are awesome. 🙂

Oct. 15/22

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