Use it or lose it, right?
I like to be able to do things for myself, and I hope to be able to do things for myself until the day I die.
Today was one of those days. Not the dying, the doing....
I keep forgetting to buy water softener salt. Ugh. I missed the last sale at our grocery store, so I'd have to wait another 3 months to get a good enough price to buy salt. And of course, we actually need salt, so I headed off to Walmart where I knew it would be reasonably priced (minus a sale.)
Since I don't shop at Walmart often, I walked over to a very elderly associate and asked her where they keep the water softener salt.
She said "what?" and I repeated the question...twice. Then she said, "oh it's right around this corner dear."
I said "Thanks" and started around the corner as she said, "Oh no! Just wait right here and I'll get someone for you."
Before she could finish her sentence, I had already grabbed a bag with one hand and put it inside the cart.
I turned to go and I saw her face. It was half "oh my" and half "why, I never!"
I quickly realized that I would need more than one bag, so I grabbed another and easily placed it in the cart.
She was speechless. Mouth agape. I guess, she wasn't prepared for my she-man powers. Or "back in her day, women didn't do such things..." or something.
I'm not trying to brag. Water softener salt is only 40 pounds, but I guess she really didn't expect it from someone my size.
But all moms know, that's just like grabbing a first grader with one arm and plopping her down into the cart. Minus the squiggling and fighting. All in a days work!