The local store I shop at is remodeling. I practically live there because I’m either forgetting something on the list I left at home or never wrote, thinking in my head “I won’t forget” when indeed I always do.
As I pile meat in my cart I turn around and I see it. Oh my gosh. My husband is going to be one happy man! The Nutter Puffs have finally arrived.
I have been driving around the world trying to find these delicate little puffy peanut butter nodules for months. Okay, so not true…But seriously I will have a star in my crown for this one. I start loading up my tiny cart with these tiny bags of bliss and they were on a tiny sale, woot-woot, 2 for $6! I could see out of the corner of my eye a man staring at me. What? You never saw a woman with a cart full of meat, Nutter Puffs and wine?
After I check out, I happily walk to my car. I didn’t want to forget I needed gas so I pull into the station and another good moment, I get 20 cents off! I’m on a roll now. This day gets better and better! Then it happened. I was scolded.
While the gas was pumping I sit in my car to return the card to my wallet. The attendant walks up to me and says, “The sign posted says you can’t leave the nozzle unattended”. Wait, what? “Its their rules” he continues to say. Wait…what? Am I getting scolded from being less than 2 feet from the nozzle? Are you serious? I’m sitting RIGHT HERE. So I look at him and just start laughing and reply, “oh, okay”. I mean, seriously who am I to get all harsh on a very old man who is just doing his job. And only working it because he probably has to because he spent his life savings on wine and Nutter Puffs. But I have to tell you, I felt mortified! Getting scolded at the gas station? How does this happen? And the guy pumping gas next to me just continues to stare, making it even worse. Dude, mind your business! My ultimate Nutter Puff and wine high was over! Just completely ripped from my soul.
I drive home playing the incident over and over in my head. Have a conversation with myself, of all the things I could have said but didn’t, still dumbfounded that I, Robin, out of ALL the things I’ve been in trouble for, get scolded from a gas station attendant. I will never live this one down from my family.
It’s a good thing I bought wine…and Nutter Puffs.