Three interesting things at Menard’s.

October 28, 2013


So, I left work early to go run some errands so the rest of my week will be productive. Woo-hoo! Leaving at a reasonable time!! Woo-hoo!! (Sorry. It was very exciting.)

I needed a good jigsaw from Lloyd’s school (mine is basically a toy) and some more lumber, pipes and specialty L-brackets for the float. Three interesting things happened:

First, I was walking past an aisle and heard some one say, “Hey. Hey. HEY. EXCUSE ME. Can I get some ASSISTANCE please.” I looked back and there was a small, hard-livin’-looking (possibly drunk) lady who was very irritated that I was ignoring her. “Sorry. I don’t work here,” I answered. I kept going and she walked past me muttering something about how she just can’t get assistance. Mmmmm-hmmmm.

Second, There was a man checking out who was wearing an old, brown leather top hat. It was fascinating. I wouldn’t say he looked odd, and I wouldn’t say it made him look dashing, but it sure was interesting. Like an elderly, old-west Mad Hatter.

Third, the people ahead of me paid for their purchase with a wad of fifty-dollar bills, which my young checker checked over very painstakingly…. twice. I am great at being patient, though, and as it turned out, I looked over my cart and realized I needed one more pipe. I walked across the store and back….. and she was still checking the bills.



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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Three interesting things at Menard’s.”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I was mistaken for a Target worker whenever I went shopping with my teacher clothes on. I haven’t been mistaken for anything since I started wearing my brightly-colored scrubs.


  2. CousinRachel Said on:

    Love the pictures!


  3. Peggy Said on:

    I love the pictures too! And I wonder if the man in the hat is Charlie Brown’s dad … I see a resemblence. When he spoke, did he say Wah wah mwah wah wah?


  4. Kristi Said on:

    The younger cashiers don’t know what cash looks like. They only know the plastic card.


  5. Jane Sommerer Said on:

    I like the hat. Did he take it off? Was there a white rabbit?


  6. Tammy Said on:

    I had an old lady at the grocery store ask me where we keep the milk. I knew where the milk was so I took her.


  7. Gretchen Said on:

    I’m a little jealous of your shopping experience. Since my German is horrible I just ignore everyone I see and never have fun stories to tell. (Though maybe all the locals go home and tell their families about the clueless American they saw while shopping.)


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