Monday, July 28, 2008
We made our weekly trip to Wal-Mart today, but we have very little to show for it. It just wasn't a good day. Things were going well for a little bit, then went downhill very quickly. About a third of the way through the trip, I called it quits. I'd had enough, and we were going home. How did this solve the problem? Not sure. I was just done. We headed to the front to pay for what little we had managed to get, and out of 23 check-outs, only TWO were open. Seriously?! TWO?!?!? Grace was doing fine, even apologizing for her sister's behavior and the fact that we were having to leave. Catherine, on the other hand, was not fine. And she let everyone around us know it. So, after waiting for what seemed like an eternity, it was our turn. Grace continued to apologize and explain to the cashier why we were leaving. Catherine just continued to demonstrate why we were leaving and provided plenty of reasons for Grace to apologize. It wasn't pretty. I could barely look the cashier in the eye for fear that I might burst into tears. I actually did when we hit the parking lot. Things have settled down, but I'm still on the verge of tears. Why? Because we still have to go back to Wal-Mart for the rest of our groceries!!!! Maybe next time they'll at least have three check-outs open!