Thursday, November 13, 2008

"Price Check on Aidans, Bob...Price Check on Aidans..."


This week, in trying to get myself together before we moved into a new place this weekend, I was at Walmart getting all the "Let's move into a new home"-stuff. Of course, Aidan is being Aidan, but I have to admit, he was pretty good. He helped me with coupons and discarding those which didn't work...yada...

Anyways! When I got to the check out lines they were full! I distinctly remember seeing the commercial that Walmart put out that they will be opening more lines for their customers come this Christmas season...yeah right! There were hardly any checkout lines open and they definitely were not playing the holiday jingle on their lights that they so artistically display on their commerical, but that is besides the point.

When I decided that I had no more than 20 items in my basket, I respectfully decided to enter into the Self-Checkout line. What a mistake! When Aidan realized that the register made a "beep" each time I scanned something, he wanted to make things scan too! So he proceeded to empty the contents of my cart onto the conveyor belt. When the cart was empty, he too wanted to "beep" the items. I'm pretty sure that I was charge twice for something...but who knows. When that was all done, I tried to put in my coupons, which, mental note, if you have coupons, DO NOT go through the self-checkout line at Walmart...they do not like coupon clippers...AHHH!!! People were now lining up behind me, of course, not a lot of lines open...! As I tried to talk to the clerk to help me, I notice out of the corner of my eye, two tiny tennis shoes that I distinctly remember being on my son's feet! What? Aidan had climbed out of the cart during my frenzy attack on the coupons and proceeded to ride the conveyor belt backwards on his hands and knees! AHHHHH!!!!! The lady behind me was laughing and the clerk giggled wondering what isle I picked him up in! Needless to say, he wanted to "beep" too!

In all my flusterdness, I had to laugh too because he was just being curious! He saw things ride this thing and he wanted to too! Oh my goodness gracious!

So now, when we go to the store, we have to go through the whole schpeal! Aidan, when you and mommy go to the store, you need to stay with mommy, hold the cart, a donut after we are done and only if you're a good boy, and NO RIDING ON THE CHECKOUT LINE'S RIDE!"

Oye Vey!

6 comments:

Maggie said...

I am seriously cracking up!! That was hilarious and stressful all at the same time!! LOL

MAMA CEO said...

You're telling me!

Annette Piper said...

Hahahaha! What a classic. I would loved to have seen it!!!

Angie Lynn said...

PRECIOUS! Easy for me to say, I know! That's not a memory you will likely forget!

ali said...

Lol!

::wishing my walmart had self-checkouts::

Helene said...

That is so funny!! And so typical...I could so easily see one of my boys doing the same thing! You are brave to try the self-checkout counter...we have one at our local grocery store and I stay far away from it. I just know somehow I'll screw it up and charge myself double the groceries!