Sunday, December 30, 2012

Getting wet at Walmart Neighborhood Market

Tonight's trip to Walmart Neighborhood Market for the weekly grocery run reminded me of being a teenager.

I worked at Boogaart's Supermarket in Kearney, Nebraska while I was in high school.  I liked working there except when the weather was bad.  That grocery store required offering and usually carrying a customer's groceries to the car if they had more than one bag.  I started out there as a "sacker".  My job was to bag the customer's groceries and take them out among other things.  And, we would do it in the freezing cold, hideous heat, pouring rain, and blinding snow.

The reason tonight's grocery store trip reminded me of Boogaart's was because it was raining.  That meant getting from the car to the store without getting soaked, and getting back to the car after doing the shopping while pushing a car full of groceries that hopefully wouldn't get too soaked.  As a bonus, then carrying all of it from the parking lot halfway across the complex and up the stairs at the apartment.

I got through it without melting or ruining my hair.  And, I took a few photos.

Walmart Neighborhood Market at 22nd and Craycroft.
Its all shiny in the rain.

A roof leak being caught by this bucket at Walmart Market.
Ironically it was in the water aisle.

Keebler Cheesecake Middles cookies
The package suggests "Be a good cookie" and give blood.
I bought the cookies, they're pretty good.

Fruity Pebbles Treats
They're gluten free, which is apparently important when you're eating a brick of sugar.

International Delight coffee creamer singles - pumpkin pie spice, Heath, and Almond Joy.
Does anyone drink coffee plain anymore?

Rachael Ray oatmeal
Nothing says 'good morning' like having Rachael Ray stare at you while you're eating breakfast.