Thursday, September 3, 2009

People of Wal-Mart

Have you been to this site yet? It will make you laugh. out. loud. It is a forum for pictures of the *ahem* interesting things one sees at the local Wal-Mart. The creators have kindly pledged to refrain from poking fun at people who just can't help it such as physically disabled or mentally challenged folk. But if you're in the habit of wearing slippers to the Wal-Marts or leaving your teeth at home, then you're fair game. Like last week when I went with HanK to grab a few school supplies late one night and realized I'd left the house wearing a red shirt and purple flip-flops...not to mention the food stains on my shirt from lunch that I hadn't noticed. Of course I saw practically everyone I know and even managed to help a little lost boy find his mother, all the while looking like I'd gotten dressed in a dark house with no mirrors.

Anywhooo.....
I saw this picture on the PoW site and it made me snicker.
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It reminded me of one time when HannahKate was just a baby and we still lived in the Metroplex. I wasn't at WM, but a small community grocery store and we saw a neighbor who also happened to be a church member. As we talked, she poked at and played with Hannah, held her hands, touched her face and even gave her a kiss. I've never considered myself a germ-o-phobe, and this was my first baby, so I didn't think much about it. However, as the conversation drew to a close, she said, "Well, I have to go now. I have a doctor's appointment to try to find out what this RASH is all over my hands and arms." (I am NOT even kidding!) I hope the look of horror did not show on my face as I glanced down and saw the red puffy, white scaly lesions covering, covering I tell you, her arms from the tips of her fingers up to her elbows. I wished her luck and quickly whipped our buggy around to the next aisle all the while yanking baby wipes from the diaper bag in order to "decontaminate" my child. It was like a scene from "Silkwood". Poor HannahKate didn't know what came over her. Fortunately, either the woman's flesh eating virus was not contagious, or the Lord took pity on my poor stupid soul, because thankfully, HannahKate did not contract the mystery illness.

Evidently, the mother of the child in this picture has met my former neighbor...

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

Hmm...wonder where I can purchase such a sign for Miss Heidi! :)
Your story reminds me of our first Sunday here. We came down to join that night and had the handshake time. Micah was just learning what it means to shake hands and try as I might(I knew a bug was circulating), I couldn't keep him from shaking all the hands coming through. I really did try! Sure enough, in the middle of the night, at our hotel, Micah was up and sick. Argh! Glad your experience didn't produce any illness!

Sturgmom said...

een that site. It's so funny b/c it's true!

Paisley said...

This is too funny!