Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Day My Cart Disappeared

We made it back from vacation. We got home about 10:30 on Saturday night and pretty much went straight to bed. Then Sunday we got up, went to church and then headed into DC to attend a Gamer Symphony Orchestra concert at the American Art Museum. It was a pretty cool concert! My only complaint is that the space they held the concert did not have good acoustics at all and a lot of the sound was drowned out. But it was fun and I got to enjoy it with my wonderful hubby and we had a great afternoon together! Plus, we got to see the new exhibit at the museum called "The Art of Video Games" and it was pretty cool. The whole exhibit was dedicated to the history of making video games and it had sketches from the creative process for several games, information about different games and all the different game systems and they even had demos of games you could play right there! Fun!
At the Gamer Symphony Orchestra concert at the American Art Museum in DC.

Anyway... because we were busy on Sunday I needed to go grocery shopping yesterday afternoon so we could actually have food to eat let alone the essentials like milk and bread. So I headed to Wal-Mart after work to do my shopping (the main reason I shop at Wal-Mart is because Collin works there so we get a discount and it's mostly cheaper than other places). I get into the store, grab a cart and start my shopping. I'd put four items into my cart when I realized I needed to use the bathroom. I figured that since I was so close to the front of the store I may as well just go now because it's not fun having a full bladder while grocery shopping. So I walk over to the bathrooms, a little hesitant about leaving my cart with my four items in it but then I saw an employee standing outside the restroom (that was her spot) so I left my cart and went in (I did take my purse in with me, I'm not stupid enough to do that). I walk back out less than 2 minutes later and my cart was gone! And the employee was still there. I asked her if she had seen it and she apologized profusely saying she wasn't paying attention. It wouldn't have been such a big deal but my reuseable grocery bags were in there and I had 6 or 7 of them in the cart. Normally I would have just shrugged it off and gone and found my items again but I wanted my bags! So the employee starts helping me look for my cart. She checked to see if maybe someone took it to customer service and she asked some of the employees at the registers around the bathroom if they'd seen it. No one had. So then I begin to get frantic so I started looking all over the store for my cart. I scoured the grocery section and didn't find it. So I headed over to general merchandise and get to toilitries and there in the aisle with the body wash was my cart. It was just sitting in the aisle with people with their own carts all around it. I screamed "MY CART!" and literally ran to it. I glance inside and everything is still in there and nothing had been added. And as I push it away no one says anything to me or even really looks at me. SO WEIRD. I have no idea how my cart got to the toilitries section. It was obvious the cart belonged to someone because of the reuseable bags. But if someone wanted my bags why wouldn't they have taken them out of the cart and left the other stuff? Why was my cart moved? I have no idea and probably never will, but I do know one thing, I was very glad to be reunited with my cart!

What made your Monday exciting? I definitely learned not to leave my stuff in the cart when I go to the bathroom! Anyway.. did you have a good weekend? I'd love to hear about it! I'll be sure to share some memories and more photos from our trip this week. It was AWESOME!



  1. hahahahaha! Cindy, I am a Walmart shopper too and i hate when I have to use the bathroom after I have begun shopping. =) So fun to visit you again, I am getting back into the swing of things. ;)

  2. hahahah! So weird! I can say that that has never happened to me before!
    what made my monday exciting was our power went out at work! Oh boy!
    have a great day!

  3. Greg was in the Gamer Symphony as an undergrad :)

  4. One of my apartment mates is in the GSO, he's the leader of the clarinets.


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