Thursday, April 01, 2010

Thrill Ride

A couple days ago, I was heading into Costco and this cute little old lady asked if I could please drive the little motorized cart that she'd been using back over to the store entrance. I felt a little weird about riding that thing through the parking lot and on over to the store. But I couldn't exactly say no.

I told her I'd never driven one of those before and asked if I could just push it over there for her. She said she thought it only worked if someone was actually seated in the seat. She was right. So I sat down and she showed me how to use the controls and I was off. Sort of. That thing was just about out of batteries so it was S-L-O-W. And it was a very busy time at Costco. At first I was wildly embarrassed as all these cars had to stop and wait for me - what were they thinking seeing this girl who looked quite able-bodied moving through the parking lot and holding up traffic in an ultra-slow disabled-mobile? Then I gave up being embarrassed and just had to laugh. The situation was just so ridiculous. I'm sure lots of people were wondering not only what I was doing on the motorized cart but also why I was smiling so big.

I finally got across the street, got off that thing as quickly as I could and headed into the store feeling pretty silly.

But I was in a good mood for the rest of the day.

Sometimes it feels so good to laugh - even at your own expense! And my kids and husband got a huge kick out of the story when I got home.


Jonah and Aja said...

i'm glad you wrote that sar. i told my kids that story after you told me and they loved it.

Ben and Ashley said...

Ben and I just started laughing so hard when i told him that story after I read it. Thanks for the laugh!

Tiffany said...

That was a laugh out loud read. Thank you!

Eyrealm said...

Love it! Wish I could have been a "mouse in the corner."

Allyson said...

Oh man! I thought the Abba story was funny! What's going on with you these days?? I wonder if Costco has a video from their security cameras. I would pay to see that!


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