It’s Too Late For Me, Save Yourselves
October 12, 2007
I’ve done something this week I have vowed to NEVER do! The inevitable has happened. I have became my mother.
When my sister and I were younger, and my mother found a good deal on a product at the grocery store, she would always make us go to the store and “pretend we weren’t together”, so that we could amass the 3 times the limit on specific sale products. My sister would usually walk up to my mom in the checkout line and say, “I don’t know you” really loud in an attempt to break her, but it never worked. I’m sure the grocery store staff knew what was going on. One of the locations was in a not-so-good area, and it’s not like alot of white parents would send their 8 year old daughters into “Ghetto Grocery” all alone.
Now that I think about it, my sister and I should’ve ran amouck in the store, and when she tried to get on to us told her, “Back off lady, you’re not my mom”.
Usually the sale item we were sent for was sugar, at 99 cents per bag. And if going our seperate ways in the store wasn’t enough, she would make us go to all the locations of this particular supermarket and repeat the process.
A chain supermarket in the next town is currently running a special on sugar, 99 cents per bag. Like most southerners, we drink sweet tea, and deserts are my culinary specialty, so we consume alot of sugar. We’ve been in the town with this supermarket alot recently, and on our first trip there, my mental calculator was in overdrive, and I told J, “I can stop at each location on the way there and the way back, and get 8 bags each time. And if you daughter is with us Saturday, we can send her in too and ………OMG I JUST BECAME MY MOTHER”.
Have no fear though, there’s still some of my dad in me too. I actually told my son the other day, “If you don’t quit crying, I’m going to give you something to cry about”. My dad used to tell me that alot, and I hated it with a passion.
BTW: I told my mom about the experience, and she said, “That’s a really good deal, I’ll have to tell your grandma”. Then she added, “If you and J both went in each trip you could get double the amount.”