GROWING OLD WITH GRACIE

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Western Maryland, United States

Monday, January 9, 2012

Lucky Me!

I took the hubby's car to the Fruit Bowl today. 

 LUCKY ME>  I Found a parking place right next to the front door!  
Awkward that I am, while fumbling for my huge trash can purse I accidently hit the emergency button on the car remote.

BEEP-BEEP-BEEP-BEEP!!!!  

How do I turn this darn thing off?!?  I'm not the type who likes to be noticed...  good or bad.  But by now, the entire store front  is my entourage of curious faces - watching me. 

 LUCKY ME>  I found the button. 

Silence.

With head hung low, I apologize to my audience 
while on my way inside. 

"Oh, was that you?" they say.  

They know darn well it was me...


LUCKY ME>  They had everything I needed.  Well... the grapes weren't too swift so I passed on them.  But other than that... it was all good.


  Upon returning to my car I find the lights on.  I guess I must've pushed a wrong button while trying to stop that stupid LOUD horn!  

LUCKY FOR ME>  I wasn't long inside.  The car should be fine.

While fumbling with my trash can purse  I dropped one of my bags.

 LUCKY ME>  There was only one item in the bag....



Ummm..  Maybe I wasn't so lucky after all...  But maybe.  Just maybe.. they didn't break.

They did.

Upon pulling in my driveway I find our advertising guy waiting with our newspaper ad to be proofed.   Not good timing.  I didn't want to get into it with him.  He needn't know that  I had a bag in the back that was seeping slimy, gross egg ...    

I grabbed the proof from his hand.  Took a quick glance.  "Yep. Umm hmmm...  looks great."  

Thinking to myself:  Thumbs up... now please be on your way Newspaper guy.  Go.  Go away.... quickly. 
 I have to get these eggs inside.

"You know your lights are on?"  he says.

"Oh crap."  
(that's as strong a curse word as you're going to get from me..  but I said it with emphasis!)

  I can't figure out how to turn the lights off.  

Newspaper guy reaches in, touches a button and voila! 

Thinking to myself:  Now, go away!  

He gets the hint and heads for his car and I  then grab my bags and take them inside to see what I can salvage.


LUCKY ME!  I have five eggs that were not cracked.  


Can someone say ....  KLUTZ?