Today I was a reminded of how I utterly detest “going to the shops”. I wait till bub wakes and head to the shops to get some fruit and veg. As I drive in I notice an elderly lady parking in the designated parents with prams parking and I move on to find a spot near the trolley return.
I unclip the baby and look for the baby sling to carry him in. Whoops its in another car. No matter, I’ll use a trolley that has the baby capsule fixed to it. I carry bub (8kgs) into the shops, arrive at the supermarket to realise the trolley I need is unavailable. Thats ok, I’ll strap him in a regular trolley, “clip” off we go. I’m getting funny looks from people. Bub’s only 4 months old and can support his head but can’t sit up properly yet… which is why I’ve strapped him tight. but I could feel judgement coming from people as they pass me by in the isles. The old lady that I saw poach the parents with prams park stops me each isle to talk to him. He smiles back and lures her back in with the whisping of his eye lashes. Meanwhile I’m watching the clock and don’t want to dordle at the shops. I make my way out of the store (after 4 people tell me about these mystical capsule trolley’s that are good for babies his age)
I make my way to public phone to call hubby. He tells me the phone was in his pocket, he’d accidentally taken it to work with him. He’s apologetic. “its ok at least I know where it is now.” In the meantime he’s asked friends that live close by to drop over and give me the message about the whereabouts of my phone” I trolley my way towards the exit and see a bottle shop. I think to myself this is an opportune time to buy a bottle of red. I’m heading back to work next week so I reckon I’ll need something to reward myself at the end of the day. I have a look around and notice all the cheap ones. I pick up a mid priced red bin 888 cab merlot $16.99, the attendant says “$18.50 thanks” I am quick to have a look to recheck my price as she charges my card, I then point out the labeled price “it says 16.99”, the girl replies with attitude “yeah! that’s what I’m charging you” Thinking I’d misheard her I say “Oh I thought that’s what you said” again she points to the till and says “$16.99” thankfully another customer overheard and corrected the girl. she really did say $18.50. no apology. Bitch!
As I roll out to the car park I notice a capsule trolley abandoned at the pedestrian crossing, I roll my eyes as I pass it. I place bub in his car seat, unpack the trolley. I place the trolley in the collection bay, As I turn around to return to my car I hear a wayward trolley hit my car…. It was that old lady in the pram parking! “sorry dear”
I get in my car, arrive home safe and sound! No wonder people hate going to the shops. A 15 minute trip turned into a great saga! crap customer service, elderly people cramping my style and don’t even get me started on trolleys! Internet shopping here I come!
*Some many months later:
|My car is the little green one: I came back to my car on another occasion (yes I dared to brave the shops again) Seriously! What kind of lazy ass couldn’t put this trolley IN THE TROLLEY BAY!!!!!!!!! ITS 50CMs!!! YOU’RE ALREADY RIGHT THERE!!! Morons!|