First and foremost, I only have to bring one child with me since the other two are in school or for at least 2 more weeks this will be the case. After that it looks like I'll be doing my shopping at midnight when they're all asleep. Have you ever tried shopping with 3 overly excited boys?
Another reason I enjoy the afternoon shopping is that there are not too many people out and about which makes it easier to navigate the store especially with a child in tow. This leaves more room for said child to practice his sprints down the aisles and his swinging from the racks and shelves. Plus there is less of a crowd to witness my
screams and threats attempts at discipline.
And finally, I love the afternoon shopping time because of all the great free samples down every other aisle. Heck, my child and I can get a free lunch out of it if I plan it right. And today's trip was no different. We sampled some dried cranberries at one station and the next station had these pancakes from an aerosol spray can - creepy and totally lazy concept if you ask me and they didn't even taste very good.
Then we came to the instant breakfast lady who was handing out some really tasty chocolate milk, which I guess is supposed to be a meal replacement. Luke and I both really liked it and started to walk off to continue our shopping and free lunch parade. Well this lady must work off commission because she continued to talk to me and walk towards us rattling off her sales pitch. Except when she got done telling me about how people use this as a diet supplement to help lose weight. She paused, reflected for a moment, and then after giving me a full body scan, she completely reversed her sales pitch and was trying to sell me on the idea that I could use it as a weight gain product and benefit from the extra calories.
What the? Did I just get insulted or complimented? Strange way to sell a product.