Thursday, December 22, 2011

Enquiring Minds Want To Know

Everywhere I went this past month, I encountered the same line of questioning...

Are you a teacher?

Why are you buying all these composition books?

What are you going to do with all these DVDs?

Where are you going with all those Sudoku books?

Why so much anti-bacterial soap?

That's a lot of compositions.

Wow! You really like ChapStick.

Why so many composition books?

(as you can tell people were most fascinated by these)

Back story ~
It was my first trip, and when I thought we would be making a max of 30 care packages.  I purchased 30 Oprah magazines, amongst a ton of other stuff, and had not separated our own personal stuff out on this one (rookie move). 

And the best line of questioning was...

Costco Dude: You must really like Oprah.

Me: Yeah, I really do :o)

Costco Dude: What are you buying all these for?

Me: I am planning on reading one a day - for a month.

Costco Dude (looking stumped): You know they're all the same, right?

Me: Yep.

Costco Dude:  Are you serious?

Me: Yes. 
(I have a fairly good poker face, at least in the beginning)

Costco Dude: No seriously, what are you doing with them?

Me: We are making care packages for the Kaiser Pediatrics ICU.

Costco Dude: That's pretty cool.

* He keeps ringing up all of the items and finally gets to our own personal stuff *

Costco Dude (scanning the life sized bottle of Johnnie Walker): Well then, what's this for?

Me: That is for the family with the most hurt kid.

We laughed, but I was actually crying on the inside, as I have one of the most hurt kids!

Laugh or you'll cry...



  1. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! LOLOLOLOLOL!!!!! I soooooo wish I had been there when you said that!

    I don't know how you do it.

    I'm so in awe of you.

    I'm grateful to have you as a friend.

    I can't imagine what your holidays are like.

    I hope you polished off that bottle :)

    And most of all, I love you.


  2. I have missed so many posts but I just got caught up and I'm just so proud of you - and I TOTALLY get the conversation above. I'm so proud of you, my friend. For all of us with the most hurt kids. Merry Christmas to you!