Monday, August 11, 2008

This is Normal, Right?

Sunday afternoon saw me at my local CVS. The reason? I'll be traveling soon and due to the security restrictions that accompany flights these days, I had to go purchase my requisite 3 0z. or smaller see-through containers (that will all fit neatly into a quart-sized ziploc bag) to hold any gels and liquids I plan on taking with me.

I was already out of sorts since travel-sized anything goes against the thrifty shopper in me, not to mention the wanna-be earth momma.

But once I was there, I noticed that if you purchased $10 worth of certain candy/chocolate, you could earn an additional $5 in CVS bucks. Well hey! I thought, "gosh, I have been getting chocolate cravings at work lately..." and "a bag of werther's originals sure would be nice to have..." and within minutes I had made my selections and taken my basket up to the checkout.

Only to find that one of the bags I had chosen wasn't the "right" kind of candy to get my my CVS bucks. WTF?!? I demanded to see a manager.

Yes. I did.

And told her that I had made my selections using the "free CVS bucks!" as my guide. Surely I couldn't be wrong. And then she pointed out I grabbed the right candy; wrong sized bag. But she assured me we could just cancel out the previous bag and go grab 2 of the smaller bags. But then I would still need another small purchase to make my $10.

And that is when I realized I was staring (almost) $10 worth of candy. Candy! Ridiculous.

So I said, as sweetly as I could. You know what, let's just return it all. I really don't need any of it. I don't know what I was thinking. I'm sorry for the trouble."

What was I thinking???

This is normal, right?

In better news, my automated voice message reminding me of Thursday's ultrasound came from the "ob/gyn care" dept of my hospital.

I listened to it twice.



Amy said...

I ate a container of Haagen Dazs on Sunday night. Had I had another, I would have eaten it last night. And perhaps for breakfast this morning. I need to stay away from the frozen section at the grocery store, and I'm very impressed that you, in your hormone-infused state, were able to resist the candy. I think you deserve a gold star!

dana said...

Yes, what were you thinking?


Good for you...resisting...for now. lol!

Can't wait for an update on your u/s! :)

Stacie said...

Sounds normal to me!

Hope all went well at the big u/s!