This was originally published on Gals Pushin’ 50
A trip to Walmart can lead to frustration, anger, humor, disgust and so much more! It seems that people, some people, put n their finest wear when they go shopping.
Have you ever noticed the jammie and slipper wearing family?
What about the obese woman who squeezed into a tube top and spandex pants?
Trust me when I say, a trip to Walmart is NEVER disappointing!
I’m Not Pregnant, I’m Just Fat!
Case and scenario, the hubs and I go to Walmart when we need to stock up on some goods. We are generally Food Lion shoppers right in our own little town. However, Food Lion doesn’t have all the goodies that Walmart does.
Saturday started off with an early morning trip to the local Wally World (aka Walmart). With list in hand, there were several items that were must haves.
It Never Fails
You get into Walmart and see so many deals on things you don’t need but you just have to buy ’em! I don’t get it. Is it a compulsion that drives us to do these things? Or is it premonition knowing that we’ll, at some future date, need these things?
You find yourself going up and down every aisle looking for that WOW price! There are certain aisles that I don’t frequent, like the clothes section or electronics area. We’re here for food and lots of it! Oh and stocking up on pain relievers, shampoo and condition, contact lens cleaners, and so much more is a must!
You Meet the Strangest People in the Food Aisles
Hubs and I are strolling up and down the food aisle reading:
- caloric content
- trans fat
Shopping is now taking us almost three times as long as before, thanks to my hubs being prediabetic. Grrr…. and he wonders why it takes so long? Hell, that’s a lot of reading especially when it’s ME doing the reading because he won’t wear his “readers” to read the damn labels!
Frozen Foods Bring Out the Kooks!
As hubs and I were browsing in the frozen section, an older couple approached us. I had noticed them a few aisles previously because they were joking with one another like my hubs and I do.
Woman talking to me: “Let me guess. It’s a boy?”
Me (slightly embarrassed): “Umm no?”
Woman: “A girl?”
Me: “Umm no (tapping my belly), it’s just fat.”
Woman (not acting embarrassed): “Oh yeah, us too!”
Me: “Well, it happens when you hit that 45 mark and it all goes down hill.” (desperately wanting to crawl under a rock and cry)
Blah Blah Blah we joked it off and when they left, I was devastated!
So, the rest of our shopping spree consisted of jokes and embarrassment about my bloated belly. I guess it didn’t help that I had on one of those gauze shirts that are form-fitting in the boob area and flowing down the torso.
But still! Ugh, the woman didn’t even apologize!
If you’re a woman over 35, you know damn well there are certain times of the month when our bellies appear to be bigger and protruding. I like to call it bloat! I retain water at times. Others I just ate too much and am a bit puffy.
But I’m damn sure not Pregnant because my hubs is Snipped! That would be a miracle baby made through my wet dreams! The baby daddy possibility is endless!
I couldn’t get out of that damn store fast enough, get home, and get changed into my jammies!
What Would You Have Said?
How would you have handled this situation? Would you have laughed during the moment as I did or would you have gone kamikaze on her ass?