We have a really “nice” supermarket nearby. It has fabulous produce, ready-made food and a bistro. Shopping is nice. I would even call it fun.
There is a nice drugstore section with enough cosmetics to keep me busy for hours. (What are all those jars for anyway? There is nothing that removes wrinkles that you can get from a jar!)
Lots of nail polish colors and hair stuff. There are hair appliances that I’ve never seen before. (Perhaps they are sex toys and I’m in the wrong aisle!)
Their organic section is huge. Even for pets.
You can spend a day in the yogurt section. Why do we need so many choices?
But there’s something about that store.
Every time I go there, I have to go. Every. Single. Time.
Today was no different. The beloved husband was on his own errand so I went by myself. He is the cart watcher as I do my bathroom run. Today I had no one to “guard” my cart.
I was perfectly fine entering the store. I wasn’t thinking about it until I got a funny feeling. A “spidey” sense that something was going to happen. Like a volcano erupting.
Wait! I live in Pennsylvania. There are no volcanoes!
Of course it must an earthquake or maybe a tornado. We have had funky weather lately. Nothing would surprise me.
Nope, no earthquake except in my stomach.
Where do I park my cart so no one thinks it’s been abandoned? I had selected the best produce and found my favorite stuff. I didn’t want to start all over again. Parking it outside the rest room seemed disgusting in a weird way.
I always prefer that no one know where I’m going as I slither my way to the potty.
I tucked the cart in an out-of-the-way place (the hard-core health food aisle which doesn’t get a lot of traffic) and made my trip.
Everything was fine when I came back out but my interest in shopping was gone. It was flushed along with everything else.
I finished the shopping I had to do and left with a sadness. I love to shop at that store but for some reason it requires at least one bathroom trip. And a volcano eruption.
Fortunately their “facilities” are top-notch especially for a public one.