Friday, January 08, 2010

I have ten cans of soup. All is right in the world.

With one storm system under our belts, we, the mighty Northeast Ohioans, await the second one. The weather channel, talk show hosts, local news crews, the UPS deliver guy and the truck driver at work promise us at least another half foot of snow, more in the snow belt, by the time we wake up tomorrow. According to all of those experts "it's going to be a mess."
If it's going to be a mess I'll want to stay in the house, I thought to myself. And then my next though was, I better get dog food. Because Buckeye has been peeing in snow up past her twat for over a week now, the least I can do is make sure we don't run out of dog food.
I knew we needed "lake effect snow" provisions but the only item that I could grasp, hold on to, and run with was the dog food. So I went up and down every aisle.

Pickles, the last time I looked for pickles at home I couldn't find any, I bought some. Ten cans of soup for $10.00? Deal. Oh look, they have 4 bottles of Diet Sunkist, the only diet pop the diabetic will drink, threw them in the cart. Poke'Mon macaroni and cheese, the boys will think that's so funny, three boxes, because we already have 5 boxes of the Sponge Bob ones at home. Wouldn't it be funny if I forgot the dog food? I high tailed it to the pet aisle and threw a bag of lamb and barley in the cart along with some braided raw hides. On my
way to the registers I grabbed a box of donuts for the diabetic.

It seems quite a few people had the same plan as me, all the registers were open. Half of them have the self scanning technology and the other half cashiers. I can't self scan, it just never works for me. So I waited longer for a cashier and ended up getting scolded by the woman. Apparently I wasn't suppose to take the coupon off the
Frito Scoops, she was. What kind of sense does that make when half the registers are self scan? Hmmmm? I really, really want to point that out to her, really. But I held my tongue, I barely made it through the Alberta Clipper storm system and now facing impending doom with a Lake Effect Storm on the way, why tempt fate? The dog is now sitting in front of a roaring fire chewing on her new braided raw hide and I have ten cans of soup. All is right in the world.


ReformingGeek said...

I'm sorry you are so "snowed". I will send my cat to play with your dog. I will also send blankets, and a few more cans of soup.

You are definitely good!

MA Fat Woman said...

As a diabetic, I too had to have my donuts before the freeze set in down here in Atlanta!

Sue said...

Reforming Geek - I in exchange will send you firewood.

MA Fat Woman - He shouldn't eat them and he can't lay off them. And I am an enabler.

Unfinished Rambler said...

I can't believe you didn't get the milk and the bread: the two most important staples before any snowstorm.

I hope the soup was Campbell's anyway. Don't know why, but for me, it has to be Campbell's...I guess, growing up on their commercials.

Anyway, how much snow did you get anyhow?

Sue said...

UR - The soup is Campbell's, of course. We already had milk and bread, I was sure of it.
We have over 2 feet of snow, this lake effect wasn't as bad as it was dramatize by the local weathermen though. They like to get us all worked up and I always fall for it.

Candice said...

I must be mentally challenged because I can never work those damn self scanners either.

Put the item in the bag. No, take the item OUT of the bag and call for help.

F that.

I'll stand in line.

Nooter said...

a braided raw hide, huh? wish it would snow another half foot here...