It happens to everyone, right?
You go to your Weight Watchers meeting, have a successful go on the scale, collect your stars, and head out for the grocery store. En route, you call your husband so he can be proud of you. (You need immediate third-party validation of your accomplishments, of course, and your toddler isn’t providing sufficient appreciation for your 1.6 pound weight loss.) He is duly proud. You hang up. You park the car at Stop & Shop, check your list, grab your bag, get out of the car, open the back door, drop your bag on the bench seat, haul out the toddler, unknowingly bump the lock button on your remote, hug your toddler, assume you’ve grabbed your bag, and that it is, indeed, on your shoulder, bump the car door closed with your hip, and nearly vomit in panic at the cheeky beep! of your car arming itself against invaders.
I happens to everyone, right?
It sure happened to me yesterday.
There I was, standing in the parking lot, with Felix (thankfully!) on my hip, looking into my locked car, which contained my keys, wallet, cell phone, and AAA card. What struck me as funny was that my second impulse, after nearly vomiting, was to try the door handle. It’s locked! Armed! Why would I try the handle? And yet, I did.
Okay, I think. We’re at a grocery store. They have telephones. Yes. I am a competent woman. I can fix this.
I took Felix inside, and asked customer service if we could call AAA from their phone. They obliged. It took remarkably little finagling, given that my membership number was locked in my car, but I’m fairly certain this isn’t the first time this has happened to someone. In a jiffy the roadside assistance truck came cruising into the parking lot. He had that car open in a snap. He also had a cute smile.
We finished our shopping, and went home. All was well. I am still mildly embarrassed.
Two years ago, I wrote a ranty post about this same Stop & Shop, and I’m pleased to say that this time, everyone was great, and their help was much appreciated! It’s nice to be able to reverse my position once in a while.