Things that go together:
Heidi & Jared -- ha ha that was really cheesy!
Chocolate & Peanut Butter - I seriously have an addiction. I am currently dumping semi-sweet chocolate chips into my family-size jar of crunchy peanut butter and eating them out with a fork. It can't be a spoon because you can't have too much peanut butter. The fork allows for the perfect amount. The other day someone gave me dark chocolate dove treasures and those were even better. I have to make goals to not do this. It is very addicting to me.
Phoenix & Sunshine - I love that about where I live!! It's rainy today, but the sun is still shining.
Today I needed to pick-up just a few groceries and decided to try out our local Fresh & Easy store. Never been there but I get coupons and mailers for them all the time. Plus I needed milk which was only $1.57/gal. and they had boneless NY steaks for $3.99/lb. Ribeyes are better in my opinion, but who can beat $3.99/lb?
Anyway, I really liked the store. But, when I got to the check-out line there were no cashiers. Every line is self check-out. I really do not like self check-out. I already have my hands full when I'm shopping. There is one guy running up and down bagging everyone's groceries. He bags mine and then I go to pay. I had just gotten in the mail 3 coupons, so I scan my first coupon and put it in the little slot for coupons. I quickly scan the bottom of my other coupons to see if I am supposed to only use 1 or if it's ok to use more than 1. I've been on this coupon kick lately and am used to using lots of coupons and getting things for free or almost free. It's kind of fun. Anyway, I think "Well, if I can't use more than 1 then the machine won't let me scan it." I scan my next coupon and the attendant comes running over and tells me that I'm only supposed to use 1 coupon and grabs the coupons from me. He tells me that there's nothing to do now that I've already scanned them. I'm like, "ok". I take the 1 coupon back and he says "You already scanned this one you have to put it in the coupon slot." I tell him "Oh, I already put that one in the slot this other is the one that I just scanned and this one hasn't been used." This is the clincher...he then gives me this look that I think I remember getting when I was in middle school like, let's be honest now - tell the truth.
Seriously!? Why would I lie about a $2 coupon?? But, I didn't give it to him. Not that I cared so much about that dinky coupon, but because I was being honest and I wasn't going to let him bully me into confessing to "stealing coupons"!!
I seriously felt so stupid. I have my 'regular' grocery store that I go to at least 1x a week. Everyone from the stockers to the cashiers to the baggers know me and Marley. Last week we were waiting at the deli counter. We had to wait longer than usual and Marley was not being patient. She usually is. The 2 ladies behind the counter start slicing off pieces of turkey, ham, and cheese to give her to keep her content and commented how she is usually so patient. I finish my shopping and am greeted by everyone. They all either talk to Marley, ask how my pregnancy is going, or ask if they can get anything for me. Plus, Marley never leaves the store without a balloon. If that don't have any blown up, they go to the back and make one special for her because they know she looks forward to them.
Maybe I have a boring life because I'm blogging about grocery stores!! :) Seriously though, let's just give each other the benefit of the doubt and give pregnant moms with toddlers a break!!