Okay, so on the fly, Mary and I decided to go grocery shopping at our NEW handy dandy Wal Mart. We, of course, waited for the hubbys to come home to babysit all the children. After all this was our girls' night out......yes, that's how it is in this one horse town. We even agreed to dress alike, sweatshirts and slicker pants, we didn't want to outdo each other. However, our guys gave us kisses and squeezes like we were the hotties that we hope that we still are, in their eyes...hehe
So after our half an hour journey on back roads and no cell service, we arrive in the new parking lot. Sadly, we actually feel a little giddy....I know, I know it's WalMart. hehehe We agree to share one basket, and off we go to purchase all the food our families' hearts could desire.
Anyway, after the basket is full of all our necessities, and some, we head for the check outs. They only have two open cash registers, and there is a line for each, but off to our peripherial vision are the self-checkouts. I quickly beg Mary to let us give it a whirl, and since she's crazy that way, we headed over. I self scanned my 5 items, paid in cash, and had exciting dreams of being a REAL walmart cashier in another life. I even thought I may be able to run a cashiering class on the side. It was a real moment. So Mary, having a boat load of grub asks if we should do hers. I say with confidence, "Yeah.....No problem!"
Well, obviously, we should have made sure that the lady who oversees these machines was standing at her post, but at the time we were lulled into a false sense of security, since my five items went without a hitch. Anyway, after we had to grab another basket for all her stuff, and some items got rang up twice on accident, which had to be overrided by an invisible employee, we decided that what seemed like a brilliant idea, was actually another moment of looking at each other, silently, with one eye brow raised of "What were we thinking?"
Needless to say, we went out to the parking lot in below freezing temperatures, loaded up those plastic bags like we were in a relay race, and headed home to unload our shopping spree. We are regular party girls 'round here....lol. However, it just goes to show that when you have a good friend, anything can be fun!