I must confess.....
I was reprimanded at Wal-Mart today......I opened a soda and drank some of it before paying for it. I was not reprimanded while walking around the store though, I was reprimanded when I paid for it with the rest of my groceries. I just had to laugh.....I was reprimanded for doing the right thing, paying for my items. She said..it is wally world policy that you pay for items before you consume them, most people do not but thank you for purchasing your consumed item....I chuckled because I was talking to another cashier when I pulled it out and opened it and she said nothing. ....Oh the meanness in me wants to go back to her every time with a different opened item just to hear her reprimanding speech and drive her nuts.
On to other things, I was also praised in wally world by a city police officer for staying and directing a confused elderly woman out of the parking lot and into the store. Then staying with her because she would not talk to the officer, only me. She acted like she was old friends of my mother and myself and wanted to sit down to talk. I saw her standing at a car in the parking lot. She said something to a man while he drove off. I asked if she was alright then she followed my mother and myself into the store. She showed my Mom some papers from her purse so we found out her name. The officer and I went out to the car to get the license plates. I returned and my mom found a paper from her church. I called the church but no answer. Then I remembered that her pastor is friends with my pastor. I called my pastor and was directed to her pastor. He was coming to get her when the police department made contact with the house where the granddaughter informed them that her mother was at wally-world with her somewhere. This had been going on for about 30 minutes. The store finally paged the daughter. She walked over to her mother and scorned her for leaving the vehicle. The police officer dropped his mouth. She told him that her mother is confused easily then thanked him and walked away. I looked at him and he said, I was going to say something but I will do even better. I am filing a report and calling Adult Protective Services. The whole fiasco was 40-45 minutes that this woman would have been sitting in the car in a parking lot alone. It scares me to think of what might have happened to her if someone crazy had found her roaming. We live in a population of gang activity. Anything could have happened to her. I think back and wish I had said something but figured the officer was in control but he was astounded by the behavior himself.
This bring me to an update of years ago.....the crazy lady, my aunt. She has the fastest acting form of lobal dementia. It has now taken over her ability to feel full. She never weighed over 110, she weighs 210 now. We have found out that part of her craziness years back was a result of the oncoming of dementia but we can not figure out exactly where because of her mean, domineering, in-control personality.
Ok , I am procrastinating writing a paper.