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the kicker…

Mum: “I went to the grocery store this afternoon, after work. I bought $120 worth of food, you know… Christmas Day Dinner Stuff, breakfast stuff, blah, blah.”

Me: “Yeah..?”

Mum: “We’re having ham, this year, by the way. Just for something different.”

Me: “Mmm, ham is good. Great idea.”

Mum: “Actually, I’d like to cook it tomorrow night, so we can eat ham Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Maybe we’d actually eat it all and I wouldn’t have to put the leftover ham in the deep freeze for the next ten years.”

Me: “Well, how about we have a Christmas Eve Dinner instead of Christmas Day Dinner.”

Mum: “Yeah, that’s a compromise. Then we don’t have to worry about cooking a big dinner up on Christmas Day, we can just laze around ALL DAY LONG. Maybe we could even DO something. Anyways, back to the story…”

Me: “Yeah…?”

Mum: “I could have wrung this guy’s neck, the guy who was bagging my groceries. I’m watching him and you know what he does?”

Me: “What?”

Mum: “He stands my pastries up vertically in the bag. Now they are all squished!”

Me: “You are kidding me. Who was this?”

Mum: “Oh, just some punk. Then, he puts my freshly baked dinner rolls in with the pound of SUGAR! I mean, come on!!”

Me: “Oh, that’s brilliant. Hey, Teege? Mental note! If you ever get a job packing groceries make sure you pack them properly. I hate squished bread. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves.”

Teege: “Uh, ok.”

Mum: “So, anyways, at this point I’m fuming. But! Then I watch him put my carton of eggs… MY Carton of EGGS… in the same bag as my 20LB HAM.”

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2 Comments

  1. That is one of my pet peeves! Isn’t it common sense to people?! Eggs are fragile, don’t put them with something heavy! or bread cannot withstand the weight of a a 20lbs ham! Come on people! The other is when the bag boy isn’t really paying attention because he’s hitting on the cashier and she’s not really paying attention because she’s too busy giggling! grrrr….

  2. That is hilarious! I mean, funny because how silly can you be to put eggs with a 20lb ham? I hope your Mom was able to catch it before the eggs got crushed.

    Hope you are enjoying your Christmas Ham! Merry Christmas

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