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Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday morning lessons at Starbucks

It's barely 8am on Monday morning and already I've learned 3 valuable lessons:
  1. Pack your lunch.
  2. Use the drive-thru.
  3. Clean out your purse.
In fact, all 3 lessons stemmed from a single incident. I dropped the kids off at school this morning and realized as I was leaving the parking lot that I'd forgotten to pack my lunch. So I decided to swing into Starbucks to pick up something. Unsure of what I wanted, I chose to go inside rather than use the drive-thru. That way I could check out all the salads, sandwiches and fruit plates in the case.

Being a die-hard Diet Coke drinker, I'm not really used to the Starbucks crowd. I casually noted that the line was made up of mostly well-dressed, executive-type men. I walked over to the cooler, selected the "protein plate" -- hard boiled egg, cheddar cheese, mini bagel, apples and grapes -- and took my place in line.

"That's $5.40," the cashier told me.

At which point, I reached into my purse and whipped out my wallet with such force that something went flying out and landed right at the foot of one of the well-dressed, executive-type men. We both reached down to pick it up and realized at the same time that it was a maxi pad!

Well-dressed, executive-type man backed off. I quickly picked up the plastic wrapped instrument of embarrassment, paid for my lunch and made a mental note from here on out to pack my lunch, use the drive-thru and clean out my purse.


Anonymous said...

That's funny! and pretty embarrassing, I would imagine. I'm a man (non executive type) who would probably die having that encounter.

Anonymous said...

Kinda like the time a man at a meeting asked me to borrow a pen and I pulled out a tampon. I tried to play it cool.
"That's not a pen," I said, acting like I wasn't willing the earth to open up and swallow me all the way to China.
"No." he said with a dramatic pause. "No, it is not."
I searched again for a pen and produced a nice pen for him. About half way through the meeting I realized I had given him a pen from a drug rep. Guess which one? No kidding. It was Viagra. I left early.

~ April ~ EnchantedDandelions said...

Oh no! How embarrassing!

Anonymous said...

This is absolutely the best one yet and the beauty is that it is just the facts :-) I am so glad that you decided to start blogging. I am so entertained by your life!!! Thanks ... Denise

Anonymous said...

I'm feel bad that I can't stop laughing at the thought of this happening to you...but I'm pretty sure you don't mind my laughing!!

Angie Seaman said...

Again, in hysterics! This is so something that would happen to me. Thanks for the humor in life today. Great post!
Blessings, Angie