Well, today "Shelby" was unusually difficult to find. Usually I spot her pretty quickly but I was looking with an eagle eye and could not find her. It got to the point where I was circling the store after I had gotten all my groceries soley looking for Shelby. If you have a two year old you know that they don't forget a lollipop prize easily so Parks kept asking "Find Shelby?!" "Lollipop?!"
I started to get annoyed because Shelby was so hard to find and I finally went up to a young guy in the produce section and asked if he knew where Shelby was. He said he wasn't sure but then went to go look for her. I kind of followed him around and then I saw the staffer with the hawaiian lei on. I proceed to ask him if Shelby was out today. He smirked and said "she is very elusive today" and walked away. I was thinking, "Seriously? Here I am 8 months pregnant with a two year old and that's all you're going to say to me? This is a game for children for goodness sakes, not private investigators!!"
I was very annoyed at this point because I had asked twice and not gotten any help in finding this stupid turtle. I approached the customer service desk where you go to collect your prize after finding Shelby and I said, "Hi, I have been around the store 5 times looking for Shelby and I have a two year old who's highlight of the day is finding Shelby and getting a lollipop. Can I please have a general hint as to where she might be?" The man told me "By the spaghetti sauce." Hmpfff, ok. So I went back to that aisle and I still have trouble finding her when FINALLY I see her head stuffed way in the back of the stand. I mean, it is was ridiculous how hard she was to see.
I march back to the customer service desk and I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes. This is where it gets totally out of control. This incident had me on the verge of tears!! Why in the world would any normal person be driven to tears over this? I knew I was completely out of my mind but I had no way to dismiss my frustration! It was truly comical. We finally arrived at the customer service desk and the man proceeds to give Parks a lollipop and we thank him and walk away. I was probably visibily upset. I got in the car and called my mom and proceeded to start sobbing telling her about the horrible injustice of what happened to me at Trader Joe's and how no one helped me. I'm laughing as I write this it's just so ridiculous. I'm embarrassed to go back next week!
I am totally pulling the pregnant card on this one and blaming it on the hormones. Jackson can attest I am actually very even-keeled during pregnancy and do not suffer from mood swings or irrational emotions but this one was just too classic and ridiculous not to share. Has anyone else had a truly outrageous story that can only be attributed to pregnancy hormones? Tell me I'm not the only one!!