Lost and Found

grocery bags

It was an early Saturday morning when my husband and I decided to take a drive into the city for a shopping trip at one of our favorite stores, IKEA. We live about thirty minutes away, so we try to make the most of our trip to the city to save time. We were in and out in record time so we decided to drive up the street to a Target, since I needed a few grocery items.

This was our first time going to this Target, but we were in and out in no time flat. We made it back home and as we are unloading the grocery bags, I noticed that we were missing several items….two grocery bags full to be exact. My husband ran back to our car to double check the trunk before we called the Target to report our missing groceries.

We had to drive all the way back to the city; this time in the middle of late afternoon Saturday traffic which took us over an hour to get through. Then, we couldn’t find the Target. Like I said before, we had never really been to that Target, so we had no idea how to get there without going to IKEA first. After circling the neighborhood for about twenty minutes we gave up and headed back toward the highway, and that’s when we spotted it.  When we finally got there, we went right to the customer service desk and before we could even finish explaining, they were pointing us in the direction of the registers so we could go get our bags. We spotted the cashier we had earlier and went straight to her register.  When we told her what we were there for, she reached under the cash register and pulled out six bags of groceries and asked us which ones was ours. Yes, this is all true.

When we couldn’t find our bags, we went back to customer service and they told us to just go pick out our stuff again off of the shelves.  We left Target and on our way home we got stuck in traffic again. Just when traffic started to move- guess what- the gas light came on in the car. But that isn’t where this story ends. When we finally made it back home my husband and I were exhausted and decided to throw ourselves onto the couch and what did we see?  The two bags of groceries that we were looking for.  Oops. We laughed and laughed and laughed.

(image of groceries courtesy of digital art/freedigitalphotos.net)