If only I coulda opened my eyes and saw what was right in front of my face...

@reinydawn (11651)
United States
November 23, 2008 8:34pm CST
Then I wouldn't be posting in this topic! Today at the grocery store I'm looking for a 20 pound turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. There's a HUGE container full of a couple hundred turkeys. I'm looking and looking. I kinda know how big 20 pounds is, but I'm just not seeing anything that says 20 pounds. There's this one that looks like it's got to be 20, but the label says 14/16 on it so I kept overlooking it. So, I finally ask the guy there that's stocking them if they have any 20 pounders and he's like "Yeah, right there" and taps the one I've been looking right at a couple times! On closer inspection, where it tells you the ACTUAL weight, it's slightly over 20 pounds. If it'da been a snake it'da bit me! I just said "You the man" and took my turkey.
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@Trace86 (5043)
• United States
25 Nov 08
I do that all the time! I will be at the grocery and will be trying to find something for a recipe. I will wander aimlessly around the store 2 or 3 times before I ask someone where it is. Ultimately, the thing I have been searching high and low for will be right in front of me or will be in one of the aisles that I have looked up and down a dozen times because that is where I think it ought to be.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
25 Nov 08
Our grocery store just got a complete makeover and I have no clue where anything is any more. It sure does take some getting used to. It's hard right now to find the things that I know where they belong, I am not looking forward to trying to find something that I don't know where it USED to be.
@Trace86 (5043)
• United States
25 Nov 08
That is so funny! I have 3 of the same store that I go to on occasion. They are all laid out differently and have things in different locations. 2 of them were recently remodeled and "upgraded". The one that wasn't redone is referred to in our house as the Crummy Store. There are things that I know exactly where they are in one store and have not an inkling of their location in the others. My favorite of the three has incense now too!
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• United States
24 Nov 08
Oh those wicked brain synapses that don't fire like they're supposed to. I like to call them brain farts. My hubby is famous for them. He'll be late for work and go tearing thru the house looking for his car keys. I tell him to pretend he's looking for his wallet. Guess what, the keys are right there in front of him. Works every time. Sometimes you just have to shift your focus for a few seconds to see what's actually in front of your face. There is such a thing as looking too hard.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
24 Nov 08
That is so true! If I'm looking for something I know that I'll find it as soon as I start looking for something else. Strange...
@lilybug (21182)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Dang! That is a big old bird. I have the hardest time finding the right size turkey too. There are just so darn many of them and there are so many different numbers on the label.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I really did feel like an idiot though because it's the first number on the label, really the easiest to see. And for some unknown reason I was concentrating on different numbers. I think at Thanksgiving they should make the pound number REALLY big for us morons!
• United States
24 Nov 08
LOL. Brain cramps happen. I have them all the time. I purchased a 14 lb turkey for our feast. Leftovers aren't my favorite. We will have just enough leftover for soup. That is all I need.
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@reinydawn (11651)
• United States
24 Nov 08
My husband takes most of the leftovers with him hunting that weekend, so it's not like I have a lot of leftovers. But I got a bigger turkey than usual because I do want to make soup with it this year. I haven't done that in a long time.