Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Purse That Stops Traffic.

So. My Mom and I have these Coach bags that are simply divine. I received mine for Christmas and this is what she looks like!



I can't find a picture of Mom's online, but it is purple and you will see it later in the post.

Stay with me...

The other day, Mom, Levi and I went to Babies R Us to stock up on some goodies that we needed. We strolled the aisles with confidence because now that we have a baby, we know what we're doing. We know what we're doing because we have tested so many different products and finally figured what works best for us. And trust me, we have done a lot of testing!

We perused through the bottles, diapers, wipes, pacis, etc., grabbing what we needed along the way. The store that was once so overwhelming and intimidating is now second nature to run through. Who knew this day would come?

Toward the end of our shopping trip, Levi started to get hungry so we whipped out a bottle and he commenced to eating. Mom carried Weebie as I threw our purchases on the counter and loaded the bags back into the big purple cart. I always wonder why they chose purple to be their cart color.

We wheeled everything out to the car and Mom jumped in to finish feeding Weebs and to change his diaper. It was approximately 872 degrees outside that day, so I was trying to shove everything in the trunk as fast as I could so that I could bask in the air conditioned refuge that is the front seat. The bags at Babies R Us are unusually gigantic, and we had several large items for Mom's house, so it took me awhile to put it all away.

As I finally finished, I wiped the sweat from my brow and began pushing the cart to the cart corral, when I noticed that it wasn't as far away as I thought. As the torturous sun beat down on my face, I decided to just give the cart a good push and let it find it's way to the near cart corral on it's own. I watched it make it's way home when suddenly it made a slight turn and kept going. There was another corral behind the first and my cart made it's way toward it with beautiful grace, so I headed back to the car and planted my hot body (we're talking temperature here, people) in front of the AC.

About 15 minutes later, we finished feeding and changing Weebie and made plans to meet the guys for supper. Mom asked me to hand her her purse so she could put on some lipstick.

Um....

"I don't have it, Mom...I must have put it in the trunk."

She jumped out to grab it and it was not there. She frantically pawed through the back seat and it was not there either. Oh. My. Goodness.

She ran inside the store to see if she left it there and I suddenly remembered seeing it in the cart. I jumped out and re-looked everywhere. I turned that car upside down looking for it. It was no where to be found. I scoured the parking lot for our cart and then realized that I never watched it to completion. I never saw the cart hit the corral.

I then realized that the entire parking lot is on a massive incline. To me, it looked like the black route on a ski resort at that point. I gulped as I didn't see a lone cart anywhere in sight.

About that time, Mom walked out with her purse and a giant smile on her face.

"You'll never believe it - they found my purse in the middle of 71st Street and it was blocking traffic!!!", she said.

She was trying to figure out how on earth her purse planted itself in the middle of one of the busiest hi-traffic streets in our city and I screamed.

My. Cart. Flew. Down. The. Incline. And. Picked. Up. Force. And. Jumped. The. Curb. And. Landed. In. The. Middle. Of. The. Street.

I felt like an IDIOT.

I told Mom what happened and apologized all over myself. By the grace of God, a kind man stopped his car, picked up her purse out of the Babies R Us cart and returned it to the store. All money was in place and not a thing was missing. Not even a tic-tac.

Mom's purse totally blended in with the cart and as I was hurriedly loading the car, I totally overlooked it and pushed it away with the cart. I will never, ever, EVER push a cart again without watching it make a complete stop.

See? Same color. Geeeesh.

47 comments:

  1. Hee, hee...at least it was strapped in LOL!

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  2. LOL Atleast nobody (or the purse) was harmed!

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  3. I love how it's strapped in :). Yay for kind people!! And I love the bag!

    This is too hilarious.

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  4. Oh my goodness!! At least there are still some kind people is this world, right? :)

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  5. THAT IS HYSTERICAL. SCary I am sure, but so funny now that everything is ok :)

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  6. Oh my gosh!!! Thank goodness that a nice, honest man found it! But I have to admit that I laughed pretty hard once I found out that the purse was safe!

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  7. OMG!! I can't believe that happened on 71st street! I didn't know anything could surivie in the middle of that street! Love those purses!

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  8. Wow, what a story!!!!! Hahaha. And how cool that it was found and nothing was taken out of it either.

    THat really is Babies R Us purple too!

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  9. I have the same purse in black. I'm glad it was returned, and the cart (or someone) wasn't damaged in the mean time.

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  10. Holy crap, that's so crazy.

    And those purses are gorgeous. Stunning.

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  11. And it's even strapped in..too funny!!! I love love love your purses!!!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  12. Um, love the purse! That is too funny - glad that it was safe and sound.

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  13. OH MY! I can't believe that the cart didn't cause a wreck. That street is ridiculously busy. I do the same thing with carts. I will have to think twice now. haha! And I can't believe someone returned the purse. What an honest person!

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  14. oh my goodness!!! THAT IS CRAZY! so lucky it's still alive!!

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  15. Oh my, I'm glad no one got hurt with the crazy cart coming down the hill!!! Nuts!! ;)

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  16. That is so funny!!!!! Who hasn't just given the cart a push and walked away?! I have!

    I'm glad that purse was returned! It's very pretty and not everyone would have been so honest!

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  17. lol that is hilarious!!!! i also love your purses! I almost got a maroon colored one once with that gorgeous leather! beautiful!

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  18. So technically it was your mom's fault because her bag was camoflauged. :) That is so funny, and a story you'll tell for years and years to come! :)

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  19. OMG! Crazy! So good you got it back!

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  20. I always make sure my cart makes it back.

    Thankfully, there are still some kind people left in the world. The man could have taken the money without a second thought.

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  21. I could understand why you pushed it though. You were in a hurry. That AC was calling your name. :)

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  22. HAHA! At least there was a reason for 71st to be backed up for once ... I swear that's the black hole of traffic! :)

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  23. could have happened to ANYBODY!! {insert embarrassment here} at least both turned out okay!! makes for good "Blog" reading! LOL

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  24. I have an award for you on my blog!

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  25. Oh.my.goodness!! I just laughed out loud!!! I am so glad your mom got it back all safe and sound! :)

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  26. lol...It seriously is the same color :)

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  27. Oh my gosh. How very "I Love Lucy!" I'm so glad that the purse was strapped in - I can only imagine it flying out of the cart and being run over! By the way, I WANT your green purse.

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  28. Another "too funny to be true but I know it is" story from the comedy team of Whitney and Terry. I was telling Dennis about it and he said he wished he could follow you two around sometime just to listen and watch all the fun. Levi is in for a rollercoaster with Mommie and Glamma.

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  29. OMG THAT IS HILARIOUS!!!! I wish I had seen it. That's awesome.

    ~Kathryn

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  30. Wwwoooww.. all I can say is you are SO lucky!!

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  31. Hahahah! That really did make me LOL!!!! I can just see your face when you realized what had happened. Thank goodness all is well ;-)

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  32. That is hilarious! It's a good thing that man didn't run off with that coach purse, his wife would have been pleased I'm sure!

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  33. Glad that nice man rescued the purse and your mom was able to get it back. Great story!

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  34. i did the same exact thing with my wallet- here i was doing a quick run into the grocery store to pick up last-minute bbq essentials and i thought, 'oh, i'll just be SO SPEEDY and SO SMART and just take my wallet and keys' and then i promptly left my silver wallet in the silver cart in the parking lot. i actually drove away and had to drive back and lo and behold, there it was. after i pawed thru every. single. cart. in the parking lot.

    yeah. i take my purse now.

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  35. I thought things like that only happened to me. I'm glad that things worked out for the best. Happy 4th of July.

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  36. Now that is a great story. :D

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  37. Oh my goodness, that is so scary! Im glad nothing happened to your gorgeous bag! I have to ask - are you talking about 71st street in Tulsa, OK? I wondered when I read the story because I live there and we have a Babies R' Us on a 71st street and it also has a steep parking lot. If you are, that makes this story even more crazy because THAT 71st street is CRAZY busy! What a day you had!

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  38. That was the best story with a happy ending ever. LOL

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  39. Oh. My. Gosh! That is a crazzzzy story! Love it!!! :) Thanks for the laugh and have a great 4th of july!
    Jennifer, the southern housewife

    PS- Adding you to my blogroll! So happy I found you!

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  40. Oh wow!! What a great story.. I am glad it all working out ok!

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  41. I just found your blog though Design Dazzles website and I ♥ it! You have an awesome sense of humor and I love the way you write! One thing though...you need to finish your story about how your hubby and you met!

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  42. OH my I would have panicked too, I got my first BIG Coach purse, the bowler, I love her and felt the need to name her Penelope, lol Thanks for sharing that fun story! Sue

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