Swimming In My Head…

diving in the deep end…

Oh what fun it is to shop…

Ok…in our new-found socio-economic status of ‘inching our way down to poor’, we have had to adopt a new policy for food and necessity shopping.  Now I have to sit down and take a deep breath before I type the name…(gasp)…Wal-Mart.

There – I said it…don’t judge me!

To make shopping there a little more palatable, we have instituted this great game that we ran across and thought we would share with you (click “great game” to see the board).  We cannot however, take credit for it – we just found it on the ‘net’.

We split up when we enter the store, and we get 15 minutes…the first person to get a full line has to text the word “walmingo” to everyone else playing.

If you win, you get to go wait in the car upon checkout instead of waiting in the ‘longer-than-any-amusement-park-line’ line.  That’s one ‘heckuva’ prize if you ask me.

On a more serious note…I just couldn’t bring myself to do the T-giving shopping at our usual ‘Super I-Hate-My-Life-Right-Now Mart’ yesterday, so we drove about 20 minutes away from where we live to a place called, Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market.

I cannot believe I’m going to say this, but we couldn’t play ‘the game‘ there.  It wasn’t crowded, the bread in the bakery was warm (we usually play football across aisles with the bread from our regular haunt), the employees were nice.  I mean I was waiting for some Dawn of the Dead stuff to start happening when the young lady who played our cashier in this surreal movie, asked us, and I kid you not…”how are you doing?”

We didn’t know what to say…we whispered to each other to ask if she was speaking Swahili (we only dabble), and then we said “doing well, how are you?”.  To which she replied, “fine, thank you for asking.”  I passed out at this point…so, can’t tell you anymore except if you have one of those ‘Neighborhood Markets’ within a 50 mile radius of you, DRIVE THERE I tell you.

It appears that some of our fellow bloggers had some holiday shopping experiences this weekend as well…I thought it only appropriate to link to The Good the Bad and the Ugly – The Coupon Nazi, because her story would have me drinking ‘percotinis’ this morning instead of apple juice.

Happy Monday everybody!

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November 24, 2008 Posted by | Funny, Life In General | , , , , , , | 11 Comments