We visited Grandma Mary Sunday night and I forgot Babe's bottle. She can not fall asleep with out it, and she did not take a nap. It was past her bed time and she was not happy!
So I attempted to coax her to sleep with a sippy cup. Not a chance!
Next attempt was to go for a car ride, No success there.
While driving around I decided it was time to buy a bottle. I stopped at Safeway
We run into the store, I grab a Playtex bottle, the kind we use at home so I know she will like it. Next I pick up a bottle of milk so I can fill up the bottle right away. I head to the check out.
The checker rings up my order and it's time to pay. Shoot, where is my purse?
I must have left it in the car, I tell the checker and I'll come back in a minute when I have it.
I pull my little girly out of the cart and dash out to the car. She seems to think this is a fun adventure we're on. I'm happy she is not upset anymore.
My purse is not in the car! I remember now that I left it in the play room at Grandmas house.
OK what to do now? Do I drive back to grandma's and get it and then buy the bottle? This is really frustrating.
I check around the car to see if my husband left his wallet... nope. Then I check the ash tray... I find three dollars and about fifty cents give or take.
I think I can buy a cheaper bottle for that and forget about the milk I've got some in this sippy cup anyway. Back into the store we go.
Oh man, what's the deal? Not a single bottle fore less than $4.50! You can get a pack of three cheep ones for $4.49. This trip has not gone well!
Ok I'll ask this lady for a dollar, oh thank you, thank you lady!
I run up to the checker I had left my things with and she sent me to the service desk. I hope I can get the bottle including tax with this.
At the service desk they start to ring me up and I tell them I don't need the milk I've got some in my sippy cup and I explain the whole thing about how Babes won't fall asleep with out a bottle and we left it at home and we are at Grandmas house yada yada yada... I was feeling quite lame at this point.
Well I must have looked pretty pathetic too because the lady offered to pay the difference. I was actually surprised because I was worried I wouldn't be able to get it and be frustrated again. I said once again that I didn't really need the milk, but as I looked at the woman and the man behind the Safeway service desk I could see that they really wanted to help me, why not let them, I really did need it.
So I gave them the cash I and they both pulled out a dollar from each of their wallets. I left the store with a bottle AND milk!
While totally embarrassing for me I am so grateful there are awesome people at the Safeway willing to help me out in a pinch! God bless them and Merry Christmas!