Saturday, March 7, 2015

Incident In The Piggly Wiggly Parking Lot

You ever been to the grocery store with your friend and she stays in the car while you run in? LOL!

I have.

My friend Pam and I went to lunch today. We only get to see each other every other weekend, if we're lucky. So we usually have some catching up to do. We had a good time, just chatting away about what we had been up to. I told her about me tearing off the front bumper of my Tahoe at Christmas, about my sister playing a prank on me while I was at the lake....by myself....and now I sleep with a knife by my bed. We talked about the fire department showing up at her house the other night because her fire alarm went off. HaHa! I get the burglar alarm, remember....sensor 12? And she gets the fire department. We laughed and laughed. We were clearly entertaining the couple at the table next to us.

And then Cliff sent me a text.

He needed some Gatorade. Orange. He asked if I would stop at the store and pick some up.

So, Pam and I went to the Piggly Wiggly. I asked her if she wanted to come in and she said no, that she would just sit in the car.

I tried to hurry. I didn't want her to have to sit in the car, in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot, by herself. I found the orange Gatorade and quickly went through the check out line.

Now, don't you just hate it when the grocery clerk practically pushes your change and receipt at you and starts ringing up the next person in line, before you ever put your change in your wallet? Yeah, me too!

I was feeling pressured. I was trying to hurry and get out of her way while still thinking about leaving Pam alone in the parking lot. So, I had Gatorade under one arm and trying to fish my keys out of my pocketbook with my other hand. The strap of my pocketbook was falling off my shoulder and I was trying to catch it before it fell to the ground.....and unbeknownst to me, was squeezing the key fob at the same time.


I walked out the door of the Piggly Wiggly and all I could hear was an alarm blaring. Quickly scanning the parking lot, I wondered if someone had an accident, maybe backing into someone. But, everyone seemed to be walking to their cars like nothing unusual was happening. And then, the closer I got to my car, I could see Pam looking at me and it was then that I realized the alarm was coming from my car.  I hollered, "Is that my car?" LOL!!! And Pam's little head was shaking yes!

I started laughing and running...as best I could. I was wearing my Danskos. So, I was keenly aware that I could fall. Remember when I fell down the stairs at the beach and Cliff told me to just get some real shoes? Yeah, so I was mostly shuffling instead of running. Anyway, I made it to the car and there sat Pam, the alarm blaring and me laughing my head off. I asked what happened and she said, "I don't know. I was just sitting here and the alarm started going off."  I just about wet my pants, laughing.



We figured that while I was fishing for my keys, I squeezed the alarm button on the key fob.

LOL!!!  I bet Pam won't stay in the car alone, in the parking lot, by herself again. Bless it!

There's always an adventure going on around here!

HeHe,
Laurie

32 comments:

  1. LOL- Oh- I love those best friend stories. They are just the best of the best. One more thing to laugh over in the future. xo Diana
    ps. Remind me to never enter your bedroom at night without knife-proof clothing on!

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    1. LOL! It's funny how little things like this make the best memories. And I'll have to post about the prank. She scared the bejeebies out of me.

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  2. Friends you can laugh with like that are PRICELESS, Laurie!! LOL! blessings ~ tanna

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    1. So true, Tanna! I'm still laughing. Just seeing her little bitty self in that big ole car....her eyes pleading for me to hurry the heck up and turn the alarm off. LOL!!!

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  3. You are a hoot! Oh my....can't stop laughing!

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    1. HaHa! I like to find the funny in things. It's never a dull moment around here, that's for sure.

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  4. Oh, poor Pam! I can just see her throwing up her arms when the alarm started: "I didn't do it! I didn't do anything!!" Then looking for a hole to crawl into until you showed up. That IS a funny story. I'd bet dollars to donuts she will never wait in the car for you again!

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    1. HaHa, she wasn't throwing up her arms....she looked like she was sinking down into the seat....pleading for me to hurry up. Bet she won't do that again, either.

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  5. Oh no! But on the other hand, absolutely hilarious! :)

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    1. It was hilarious! I wish I had taken a picture of the look on her face.

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  6. I was waiting for you to say that you dropped the Gatorade and made a mess at the checkout! Your real adventure was much funnier! Good friends are the best!

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    1. Oh Lord, that would have been most embarrassing. I would rather laugh at Pam. LOL!!

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  7. and that is what friendship is all about......sharing all the laughs over crazy things that are never planned but will be laughed about for years to come....I have one friend who is just that friend that we get into these predicaments whenever we are together

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    1. I know, these kinds of unplanned funnies make great memories. Thanks for visiting. Hope you have a great week ahead.

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  8. That sounds like an outing with my friend Jo. There is always an adventure... The laughing is SO good, isn't it?

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    1. It sure is... It's great to have a friend that you can laugh with.

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  9. you two have an obvious thing for alarms. :)

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  10. Hi Laurie, Oh I am LMHO here with your story. Too funny!! You girls are amazing friends and sounds like good fun follows you into adventures.
    Thanks for stopping by too.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs and Blessings, CM

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    1. It was too funny! Pam's a good sport for sure!

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  11. I was laughing, too! Poor Pam!
    I have a remote starter for my car, and more than once have come out of the grocery store to find my car idling because I pressed the button while getting my keys out at the checkout. It's surprising how far the signal will go, as I always park way at the far end of the parking lot.
    My car is too old to have an alarm, though...guess that's a good thing!

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    1. HaHa! Can you imagine someone walking by and your car cranks up with no one sitting in it? That would be hilarious! The alarm, embarrassing....lol!

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  12. Yap those dang alarms. Have you ever sat in a car and locked the doors then tried to open the door. Oh my, was I in for a surprise when the alarm started blaring. And now I'm fumbling through my bag looking for my fob so I can make that noise stop. Now I sit in the car afraid to move. Ha ha

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    1. LOL! I actually have...a couple of times.

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  13. Never a dull moment for you !!

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  14. I bet Pam was alarmed . . . lol
    Nice story . . :) haha

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  15. I'm laughing as I'm reading...I bet Pam just about wet herself as well...what a shock!

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    1. HaHa! I still laugh, too. Every time I think about it. You should have seen the look on Pam's face.

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  16. Yes, I have had similar experiences. Poor Pam! At least you pressed the fob when you were on your way out of the store and not when you went in(LOL). I have to say, I mostly press mine on purpose to locate my car since, more often than I care to admit, I forget to make note of where I parked!

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    1. HaHa! Yeah, Pam can be thankful for that. Good to hear from you, Lynne.

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