I managed to grab one of the remaining shopping bags when I first walked in. I noticed a huge line all the way from the jewelry counter extending back beyond the home linen way into the men’s department and then back up front. What silly door buster item were they all waiting for? Not me, I’m no sucker! I Found my two pillows, a couple of furry blankies, and saw a kind looking lady I could question. “Do you know what the line is for?” I innocently ask her. She laughed and said “Oh, that’s the checkout line.” The what!?! I was flabbergasted, grabbed my items and a couple more on the way, and walked all the way back to the jewelry counter to stand in line. The lady that happened to get behind me was driving one of those Cadillac shopping carts that fit two kids and had a basket and she had loaded it all full of goods. Unfortunately she couldn’t see to the end of the cart and kept slamming into me. Poor, poor calves. Out of curiosity I asked her the time. Two A. M. I was able to schmooze with the ladies in front of me and behind me so that they allowed me to run and get a few things I wanted. Once the adrenaline started to wear off and I was getting tired and grumpy, I started to think of great ways an entrepreneurial person that didn’t mind missing some sleep could make money off all us fools in the lines.
Here goes: Walk along the line with a t-shirt (you have to be able to hide it quickly from the store employees or they will get tempted to steal your idea the following year) that says:
1. 15 minute line holder --$20 (So that they could continue to shop Or in my case, I would’ve run over to McDonald’s for a Coke…sooo tired)
2. Run to McDonald’s for a fresh beverage -- $10 (That one came from #1, but it’s still a good one!)
3. Personal Valet --$25 (You’d be the one to the push the boxes, bags and purses forward each time there was 5 inches of movement. Oh, you’d also have to pick up all the items that keep spilling out of said bags and shoving it all back in.)
4. Carrier --$50 (Be willing to carry all of the stuff out to their cars because no carts are available and really, how can you carry 5 HUGE bags all the way to booney land without breaking a bag or yourself. And by this point, they’d pay!)
When I finally hobbled out to my car at 3:16 A.M. with the original 2 boxed pillows, 3 regular pillows, a griddle, 2 rolls of wrapping paper, and 3 blankets I wondered if it was all worth it. Ethan says “yes” as he had the best night sleep with his new pillow, but for me, I personally couldn’t sleep with mine and resorted to using the old one. So as of today…nope, not worth it!
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