Sunday, December 21, 2008

Walmart or BUST....


For those of you that have been following my blog for the past few days, know the horrible pain I have been in that has severely limited my mobility. Well, I stooped to a new level today.... we were out of groceries, and I am the one that typically does the grocery shopping. Grocery shopping is quite difficult if you can't walk (without immense pain) ... especially in a big box store like Walmart that has seriously 50+ aisles. Nate volunteered to go with me and help me out...but he said I needed to ride in a cart. I told him that there was no way in the world I would or could let myself get on one of these hideous things... Can you say I had a serious pride issue with this? He said, let's at least try....

Needless to say, the pain was too great last night, I just couldn't bear the thought of going out. Today after church (my only outing for the weekend), we thought we would go to Wally-world and try to get a few groceries. The pain was so bad walking in from the car to the front door (and my sweet husband even dropped me off), that I went up to the Walmart front door greeter (aka "item return police") and said, "I think I am going to have to suck up my pride and borrow one of your lovely motorized shopping carts." She looked at me in a weird sort of way and said, "They are over there... help yourself." Gee Thanks Lady! I know I am NOT 82 years old, I do have a big coat on hiding the fact I am major PREGO, but seriously... didn't you see my major GIMP when I was walking in the front door??? Don't I look like I am in pain?

I unplugged the scooter cart and took off my coat so everyone would be able to see I was major PREGO and put my belongings in the front basket. I waited for Nate to park the car and come meet me. He got a grocery cart and off we went.... up and down the aisles at Walmart... me leading in my scooter and him behind walking the cart. I can say that I cranked that baby up and maxed out the speed. (They actually go a lot faster than one would think!) I almost ran over a few people while I was dodging the crowds in the baking aisle.

We went over to get some bananas and I went one way, Nate the other... when I wanted to back up and head towards Nate, I heard this most familar noise.... For those of you that don't know (and who really would) when you reverse a scooter cart, it makes a VERY LOUD beeping noise... kind of reminded me of the noise that those HUGE machines make.... saying, "Wide load coming through, WATCH OUT." Nate couldn't help himself from dying laughing.... we both were laughing.... but he could barely keep it together. I kept telling him to stop laughing and it made it worse... like a little kid.

Throughout the 30 minute adventure, I got quite a few stares driving my Wally-Beamer down the aisles. I really think some people were secretly jealous of me... b/c who wouldn't be... isn't that everyone's dream???

So, that is the exciting Walmart adventure story. Needless to say, it was quite a humbling experience... however, I wish NEVER to have to ride in one of those again.

Until the next adventure of the GIMP...

Allyson and Peanut (the causative agent)

3 comments:

Auntie Sarah said...

How funny! I can just see you in your little motorized cart beeping! hehe! I can't wait to laugh about this with Sophia! I'd say she got the her humor from the Kiesel's!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I was laughing out loud reading this. I have to say, i'm disappointed that Nate didn't snap a picture of you! Thanks for sharing your story :) Can you tell i'm checking your blog daily?? :) So sorry you're in so much pain. Good luck at the doctor this week.

Love ya,
Steff

Apryl said...

Funny!! Make sure this story goes in Sophia's baby book :) I'm glad you sucked it up and went for a ride. I'm sure it did you good to get out of the house for a little while. I'm so bummed (as I know you are) that our Mexican outing didn't entice Sophia out of that spicy hot oven! Let me know how things go Tuesday!