Friday, August 05, 2005

Why I No Longer Shop At Thrifty Drug Stores


My oldest daughter-  Posted by Picasa

Several months before this portrait was taken, my daughter and I were involved in an incident at our local Thrifty Drug Store in San Bruno.

I used to enjoy shopping there as it was close to home and prices were affordable. We could get a single-scoop ice cream for 10 cents, a real treat a single mother could lavish on her little girl.

One day after work we stopped off to pick up some Pampers diapers, and to look at toys so we could advise Santa on what to bring for Christmas.

I guess we lingered a little too long, because my daughter who was almost fully potty-trained said she had to go poop... now!

As we quickly headed to the check-out counter she stopped dead in her tracks, became glassy-eyed for a few moments then continued walking. As I looked back while trying to urge her to speed up, I saw a perfectly round piece of poop fall out of her diaper and roll down the aisle.

I'm not one to carry Kleenex, as most mothers do, so I gently kicked it to the side so that no-one would step in it. As I did so, another little ball of fun came rolling out!

As I put down the items I no longer had the courage to buy, and pretty much dragged my daughter out of the store, the last thing I heard was a disgusted voice come over the intercom...

"Cleanup on Aisle 3"

Indeed!

22 Comments:

Blogger Squirl said...

What an adorable little cutie!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

Doesn't it just melt your heart when you look back at pictures. I know it does mine . . . She is adorable.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

I came in before your story.

I also read a blog by a lovely woman, Tiffany. She has a very precocious two-year old who has been talking in sentences since he was 18 months.

They were in Hobby Lobby one day when the boy suddenly announced that someone was going to be in trouble for pooping in the aisle. Tiffany saw what he was talking about and asked him just who had done that. He very loudly said, "That man over there."

I don't know if they ended up getting what they intended to buy either. She wasn't going to hang around after that announcement.

12:02 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

squirl and nanina-
You came in as I was posting the story behind the picture.
My computer decided to shut itself down as well...

Thanks to you both, I think she was a cutie pie too.

squirl-
Glad you came back.
OMG- that's a great story! I feel a little better now... at least my little one had an excuse!

12:09 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

LOL, well I came back and there was your story. It had me laughing.

12:58 PM  
Blogger Gabriel said...

Did you at least carry around tissues after that? A pooper scooper? ;)

2:06 PM  
Blogger Rae Ann said...

Oh, don't kids really get us into those moments! Right before Christmas my daughter and I went into Family Dollar to get some wrapping paper and gift tags. She wanted to get a gift bag so I let her pick one out. She always wants to carry things so she wanted to carry the gift tags too. Little did I know she put the tags in the gift bag to make it easier to carry things. When we got to the checkout and the cashier was ringing up the gift bag she pulled out the package of tags and said in an accusatory tone, "You want these too?" I said, "yes, please," and then fussed at my daughter for putting them in there. Now I hate to go in there because they probably think I'm trying to steal stuff, which I would never, ever do.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Romani Heart said...

That is serious blackmail material!!

2:44 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

OMH SierraBella that story had me rolling!

Reason 1,468 why I cannot have kids. I would have died ON.THE.SPOT out of embarrassment!

And did I read this correctly? You.... *gasp*wheeze*GASP*WHEEZE*ok breathe*......"gently kicked it to the side so that no-one would step in it"?!?!? How on earth, ohmygod....dead, I would have died right then.right there.

Too fricking funny! Does your daughter like hearing this story today?

My brother still teased a girl he ended up graduating high school with because when she was 4 years old she pooped in our kichen and my Mom had to carry her to the bathroom (under her armpits of course). We were all left staring at the dookie on the kitchen floor 'til she came back to clean that up. He called her "Kitchen Dookie Girl" on her graduation day...so special :-)

3:02 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

nanina-
I was actually laughing out loud when I wrote this post!

gabriel-
I don't remember carrying Kleenex after this incident, but I did cinch her Pampers a bit tighter!

rae ann-
OMG, a similar situation happened with my daughter too!
Most checkers understand, but when you see adult shoplifters using their babies to hide the stuff-- I can see where salespeople get a little jaded.

romani heart-
Actually, my daughter loves the story! It's hard to blackmail someone who'll hang out their own dirty laundry.

3:08 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

soozieq-
You snuck in while I was commenting!
After having a baby, you become pretty much immune to stuff like that; not to mention barf too!
My daughter loves the story!
I'm sure the Kitchen Dookie Girl really appreciated hearing her old nickname on Graduation Day!
Another true story-
My ex was throwing our baby son up in the air, and catching him. I'd advised him not to, as son had just eaten.
Sure enough... ex keeps on doing it, and laughing- when the baby barfs right into his dad's mouth!
He kept trying to hand me the baby, but I was laughing too hard.

3:17 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

Did you Ex's video end up on Funniest Home Videos? I kid you not, my SIL and Brother sent me an email with all these baby clips and there a couple with that exact scenario. I was laughing so hard I almost peed (I did have tears & a few dry heaves)...you should have seen The Hubs turning around to see what I was doing. His "What the F*$&" expression sent me into another fit of giggles. But that was on of the funniest video emails I've *ever* received!

3:43 PM  
Blogger Susie said...

High five, SierraBella! I had my daughter peeing on the floor in the Saturn dealership, today :)
Your girl is a cutie pie.

These things make you want to say to critical onlookers, "Oh, like you never did that?!"

4:50 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

I'm laughing so hard, I don't know what to say!!! I just missed ya SB and had to say "hi"

ADORABLE PIC!!!!

6:01 PM  
Blogger cheesecakey said...

my head is pounding, my throat is totally swollen, but that had me rolling....
what a cutie!

11:05 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

How funny! We avoided public as much as possible during potty training with my oldest. She would hide and bring the dookie to us when she was done! Kids are so gross.

My little on is about ready to start potty training, so maybe next year I will have a more funny story to tell!

6:59 AM  
Blogger Gabriel said...

hehe.. when I would change my kid's diapers, they would complain that I tightened it too much.. never can be too careful.

My site moved by the way, if you'd like the link, shoot me an email por favor.. I'll explain later ;)

10:13 AM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

soozieq-
No videos, but that would have been a good one!

susie-
Tell LG I'm so sorry to have made her laugh so hard!
I'll bet when she stopped, she requested you not post anything like that about her!

kitty-
Must be quite an accomplishment to leave you speechless, huh?
Thanks!

cheesecakey-
Thanks!
Hope you're feeling better today?

kat-
Hope you keep a camera close-by, you might have future postings coming your way!

gabriel-
I'll try and send you an email- I'm curious about the site change, and hoping it's not due to harassment of any kind!

11:49 AM  
Blogger Susie said...

HA! NO! What I mean is, my POST was about a time when my kid peed on the floor, years ago, not too unlike your post. Great minds!

1:12 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

susie-
Oh duh- now I get it!
I'm a little slow today...

1:25 PM  
Blogger SoozieQ said...

I personally like the idea of SierraBella's post making Susie's daughter laugh 'til she peed.

Now that would make for some interesting blogging!

1:54 PM  
Blogger SierraBella said...

soozieq-
I agree!
I'd be honored if I made anyone laugh that hard!

2:17 PM  

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