6 Degrees Seperation - At Walmart it is just a cart away!
August 26, 2008 8:52pm CST
Who needs to go around the world just to find someone you are "connected" to strickly by just something that someone else in the world did on a really LARGE margin of options.... At Walmart the other day, I was shopping, got some things and went to get in line. I ahd gotten some Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie box mis for $1. I don't care much for them but my son and husband does and I ahve been teaching my 2 yo GD how to cook and this simple thing is the perfect thing - makes all three happy! I only got 2 boxes and thought I'd better get at least 2 more - that's a good buy. (saw them at the grocery today for $2.49!) That isle was just right behind me from the check out line so I left my cart and ran back, grabbed 4 more boxes and went back to the line and put them in my cart... yeah, it was my cart - had a turqoise t-shirt style pajama in the front seat area, had gator ade in the back and I alwasy buy that when on sale for my son, and the Snack Pack puddings, I always get those and there were the DVD's I chose for christmas gift for my son - John Wayne and the colored marshmallows for my GD...but oh, what was that at the end? Lookslike a notebook/daytimer kind of thing... I know I looked at school supplies, but I don't remember that I picked one up... Then I picked up the SOap Opera DIgest from the rack and started flipping through it and noticed the lady in front of me was taking things out of my cart! I stopped and looked and she looked at me and athen I looked down and saw some things that I know I didn't put there! Closer look - it wasn't my cart! It was hers, mine was in the next line over! I grabbed the boxes out and apologized and went to my cart. WHy'd I think it was mine? She had bought many of the same items I did! THat same turquoise night shirt - laying in the seat area, the Snack pack pudding, the gator ade, the brownie mix - except for that notebook (and closer look a few other why I had and she looked at me like a calf looking at a new fence, and I said, "Oh, there's mine" and pulled the cart nad showed her our identical purchases! She burst out laughing - really loud! It was the funniest thing! We were both just laughing. SHe says "Oh I can't wait to tell my daughter this! She'll die laughing!" We even had the cashier laughing and commenting - "maybe you guys are 6 degrees seperated!". It was the funnist thing tho. SOunds rather silly now, but at the time, boy, to think a total stranger (and I don't get to Walmart to often - not to close to me) and I have the exact same likes! I didn't ask her what DVD's she had chosen, (They were on a huge rack for $5 - great stocking stuffers!) but she had some too! What are the chances of finding your 6 degree person in walmart in your home town! I think the whole 6 degree thing is silly anyway, but for it to happen so close to home - just a very odd thing to experience. Have you ever had something like this happen to you? I guess it wouldn't have been quite so revelant had she not had that same turquoise night shirt .. it was just so odd!
29 Aug 08
LOL now that was a strange but fun thing to happen :) ANd what a coincidence with the same articles and all. I wish I could just have been there to see your face when you realized it wasn't your cart LOL I put my stuff on other people's carts all the time - well regularly enough at least hehehe. This is just because I often am not really paying attention to what I do. But the silliest one that happened to me was at the supermarket.Not only I put my sutff on some guy's cart I hugged him too ! Somehow he was in the same place hubby was just a minute before and didn't notice that hubby had moved with the cart. So I turned back with a bunch of carrots on my hand, dropped it on the cart - not my cart LOL - and hugged the guy. It was only when I noticed that my arms couldn't go around him that I realized I was hugging the wrong hubby. His wife froze with the mushroom she was putting in the bag in mid air. Boy did I feel silly :) But in the ende - after I explained and apologize - we were all laughing
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29 Aug 08
Oh my gosh - I really needed that laugh! That is to funny! I bet you were mortified!!! Carrots just didn't taste the same after that, did they? I guess it wouldn't have been as odd if she hadn't been buying the same pajamas as I was! I mean they were on the clearance rack, not to many sizes to choose from and this one color was maybe about 10 there while 3 times that many of other colors! And if the lady hadn't burst out laughing so hard to calm my embarresment, it wouldn't have been to funnY!
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27 Aug 08
Once when hubby and I left our shopping cart unattended for a moment, we came back to add something, and there was a handbag in it. I don't carry a handbag, and even if I did, I would never put it in a shopping cart, not for one second. I was standing closest to the cart, looking very puzzled when another woman came up and gave me a dirty look like what was I doing near "her" cart and she grabbed it and went off with it in a hurry. Those were definitely our groceries and hubby had already paid for the newspaper as it came from a vending machine outside. Whether it was her handbag or not, one could only guess. Well, it was "our" cart, and we had bought a newspaper from the vending machine outside the store and I had written some items from our shopping list in the top right corner of the front page. So when I decided she had our cart long enough that she should have been able to figure out it wasn't hers, I walked up to her and asked "Do you mind giving me back my grocery list?" When she realized that everyone in the produce department was looking at her she turned around and said she wondered how that newspaper got in her cart, and without even looking at me, she gave it to the produce manager who handed it to me. Then she took off again in a hurry with all the rest of the stuff we had selected, but not yet paid for, still in her cart. That one must have been a 180 degrees separation.