Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Falling Fruit

The other day I needed to run to Walmart for something.  Well I could have gone to Target, but that was out of my way and I needed to get what I needed ASAP.  Anyway, I was in Wally World.  And our store now sells groceries.  Do all Walmarts sell groceries or just certain stores?  I don't think it qualifies as a Super Walmart but...oh this is getting off track...I was in Walmart and not buying groceries.

Since I was there though, I walked through the produce section to see if I needed anything.  And I noticed they had boxes of fejoas.  I've only ever seen photos of them so I reached for a box to get a closer look.  The boxes however were stacked too tall and on a slant.  I didn't even pick up a box...just touched it...when the entire display of fancy boxed up tropical fruit came crashing down.  

My gut reaction was to lean my entire body forward to sort of body block the falling boxes of fruit.  So visualize the fullest possible fruit display and me leaning in and hugging the heck out of it with my arms reaching in either direction to catch things.  Another customer was standing right there and we caught eyes and did the only thing two humans can do in a time like that...laugh hysterically.

There was a time in my life when that would have sent me into hives and tears out of embarrassment.  And oh don't you worry, I am still plenty embarrassed.  But it was also hilarious.  So I laughed at myself.

I also put all the fruit back and didn't buy any because I realized I have no idea how to tell if they are ripe.  

So all that fuss for nothing.

This is also why as a child, my stomach would churn when I had to use the restroom in Burdines or Saks or any other department store in our beloved Fort Lauderdale Galleria Mall.  All the restrooms were just behind the fancy pants crystal vase and breakable China areas.  I lived in fear of breaking something.  {Side note...I never did break anything...no idea why that was and still sort of is a big personal fear.}

But falling fruit...now that's something to laugh about!

2 comments:

MaggieMcCurdy said...

Too funny!!! Glad you were able to laugh about it despite being embarrassed!

Flo said...

I have to admit that I laughed as I read this. Not laughing at you, laughing WITH you!

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