In an Unlikely Place

As I checked out of Walmart the other day, the clerk asked me the traditional question, “Did you find everything you were looking for?”

As a matter of fact, I didn’t.  I had been looking for cookies, –because it’s too hot to bake lately.  I cruised through all the aisles where they stocked the groceries and the cookies were nowhere to be found.  So I asked.

I think you’d never guess where they put the cookies!  In the very back of the store by the paper products!

“Who came up with that idea?”  I blurted.  “I would never have thought to look there.”

The theory, of course, is that I would search over the whole store, making lots of impulse purchases while I searched.  In reality, I looked all through the traditional grocery aisles and gave up and decided to buy those cookies when I go to the store near me where I know where they are.
However, I’m just shaking my head that they would move cookies to the very back of the store with paper products.  If I don’t need to buy paper products, I don’t even go to that part of the store.

I wonder if there is anyone else like me that just gives up, or do most people ask a clerk, or do they really wander through the store snapping up items that they don’t really need and never intended to buy?

About NJ

I love to write! I realized in 9th grade that I really enjoyed writing. Every two weeks we had assigned topics that we were to use to write an essay. I liked writing the essays. I'm a mom and a grandma. None of my family live nearby, but they visit when they are able to come. I've been a pastor's wife and a grade school teacher. Now I'm retired and enjoying visiting others, and indulging myself in my hobbies, --writing and art activities. I'm very thankful for the blessings in life.
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2 Responses to In an Unlikely Place

  1. Sally says:

    Oh, I find myself buying things I don’t need all the time!! Yes, I’ve noticed that the “chips” are hidden also, Nancy, and for the very reason you mention. 🙂

  2. NJ says:

    I think I’m not the only one that just gives up and moves on when the store people hide the usual merchandise. NJ

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