Thursday, October 30, 2008

I am a thief...sort of

Yesterday I had to pick up a few door prizes for a program that I am planning for work. My coworker, Heather, and I made our rounds and finally ended up at Wal-Mart to pick up a few more things for the program. Heather and I had a grand ole time in Wal-Mart which included hula-hooping in the middle of the toy section.

We had a buggy (southern speak for shopping cart) full of things, and we proceeded to check out. On our way out to the parking lot, I marveled at Heather's ability to ride the buggy with perfect form. We loaded the company car (with our company's logo emblazoned on each side), and as I grabbed our purses out of the cart I saw them. There were two Christmas ornaments that had become hidden under our purses and therefore were not paid for. I called Heather's name, and she looked over at me and the buggy. Upon seeing the ornaments, she mumbled, "Oh No". Then we both began laughing hysterically. We laughed so hard that we couldn't move. We laughed for at least good five minutes or at least long enough to worry about bladder control. Several people passed us and just stared at us like we belonged in an institution. One guy even commented that he thought we were having too much fun. (What? Too much fun-there is no such thing!)

We finally stopped laughing, and we decided that we needed to take the ornaments back in and pay for them. The greeter at the door looked at us like we were insane when we told her what had happened. I am pretty sure she was wondering why we were even bothering paying for two little ornaments that were $2 each, but we just couldn't steal while we were in the company car.

P.S.-Heather and I also ended up in the card section. I pointed out a cute Halloween card that looked like a juvenile version of a cartoon werewolf. Heather said it looked like furry poop with a t-shirt on. I lost it! That girl is funny!

P.S.S.-This post makes it sound like Heather is my assistant. She is not. She is just my partner in crime and in other office hijinks. Heather and I actually have different jobs in the same department at our company.


Anonymous said...

You are too funny! :) Thanks for the laugh!

Sabrae said...

You so need to go to walmart with me and the wife to keep her entertained! lol She is just like that!!! Even tries to ride the bikes thru the store! lol I casually just pretend not to know her! lol

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

That is hilarious. I totally would have panicked and gone back in to pay for them, too! That is hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Jen, I think that we all have done something like that before. It only get worse when you have kids. Kids just make you loss your mind, and you never know what you are going to do.