This month’s grocery trip was as wacky as it always is. For the first time, the night before, I actually slept. But, I was also made aware by my cold windshield that winter is coming soon. EEK! That’s alright- I’m prepared.
The usual cast of characters were working at Giant Eagle. I love those folks. Extreme Couponers had cleared the freezer of ToTino’s pizza rolls. I was devastated because I had a load of coupons for them as they were 10 for $10. Fortunately, my favorite cashier wrote me a rain check. Hooray!
Nothing seemed too out of the ordinary at Wal-Mart. That is, until I left the store. Surrounding a truck parked directly in front of mine, in an almost empty lot, stood 5 policemen. Oh, no. What now? I opened my door, said hello, & put my items inside. All the while, watching out of the corner of my eye, they took notes about the truck. I tried really hard not to be nosey. I couldn’t help it!
As I put my cart back, I noticed that there were 5 additional police cars parked at the entrance of Wal-Mart. A police cruiser pulled up next to me. He explained that there was a man inside who was in the electronics department. He had stolen hundreds of dollars’ worth of stuff. He had hit stores all over the area. While they searched his truck, they found receipts for small items like gum from all over. An employee had called to say he was back. He was a runner, they said.
I thanked the officer for the info & hurriedly left. Thank God I hadn’t been late this time. I thanked God for His protection, too. You just never know what you’ll find in the world when you go shopping at 4AM!
I did discover the new Special K breakfast sandwiches at Wal-Mart. I hadn’t even heard of them. But, they’re yummy and 240 calories a piece. I was disappointed that they didn’t have any new Glade products for fall. I have some free product coupons & want to use them. But, they don’t seem to be anywhere.
I ended up using 48.15 in coupons. I was pretty happy with that. There just never seems to be more food than month. I hate running so low that we’re eating PB sandwiches or plain pancakes for dinner.