Yesterday, I had a brief moment of insanity when I thought it was a good idea to “stop by” Walmart to pick up some supplies for a Christmas party I am supposed to be helping to decorate on Friday. Honestly, I have seen Walmart much worse. But a trip to Walmart is never an in and out experience.
While there, I picked out a new lipstick. Mine was almost out. At the checkout, the cashier specifically handed the lipstick to me, and I put it in the top bag with the “delicates.” Five minutes later, I was loading my car, and decided to grab the lipstick to put in my purse.
I checked all of my bags, the cart, my purse, and my pockets.
If it had been a 99 cent pack of gum, I would have gotten in my car and gone home. But it was a 10 dollar lipstick that I needed, for goodness sake! I did the unthinkable and re-traced my steps back into Walmart. I spoke with the door greeter, the cashier (who made my day by saying, “Ahhhh….the infamous lipstick!”), and then finally to customer service.
Standing at the customer service desk, getting ready to tell my story, not feeling very hopeful that any resolution was in sight…..a tall man appraoched me form behind and handed me my lipstick.
“I saw you drop this in the parking lot. I recognized you and wanted to get it back to you.”
He turned and walked away. I left Walmart with a smile on my face. Such a small thing. But it totally brought the Christmas spirit.
Fast forward to last night, as I was making dinner. AJ and Reese were keeping busy by coloring a picture with a dark pink sharpie. It was cute, they were happy, and I let them.
This morning, I woke up and walked downstairs to the kitchen, and there was the pink sharpie-colored picture, face down on the kitchen table with a sponge on top. This is how my kitchen table will look forever, unless I can find a miracle cure for permanent marker soaked into wood.
The Christmas Spirit dwindled a little this morning.
And then I remembered SITSmas, and it was all better.
PS–the winner of my $35 Jiffy Lube Giveaway is From the Trenches of Motherhood!
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