Sunday, February 18, 2007

I can't believe I did it!



Today we were kid-less. They tell me that when your babies reach 18 and 20, this happens. They also tell me that when your later-in-life children reach 18 and 20, you should be approaching menopause with all the related brain farts. I must have been in denial.

We are computer shopping. To make Mark believe that I am being cautious and comparison shopping, I drag him from store to store. Today we were going to Costco, a 30 minute drive and ten Best Buy, five minutes from Costco.

When we are riding in the car, I always take a beverage with me. Usually bottled water, occasionally coffee, but every once in a while, I take a diet soda. Since I am cautious with my husband's money, I buy the raunchiest, cheapest brand I can find:

Because my hubby insisted we needed a stupid, useless, dumb-double-door fridge with through the door ice and water, we keep a REAL fridge in the garage for beverages.

On the way to the car, I reached in and grabbed a diet soda as a treat and put it in the cup holder. As he drove, I knit. We reached Costco and shopped around for 20 minutes or so. I felt thirsty as we left and was happy I had a beverage waiting in the car. As Mark backed out of the parking space, I reached over to open the can. I noticed that there was a blue pull tab and wondered why it was different:

But I opened it and took a huge swig...it tasted strange, but not unpleasant. As I swallowed, I realized what I had done. I lifted the can to check:It was...yes! It was beer! I have always loved the taste of beer, but never drink since I am a cheap (1/2 can) drunk. It has been many years since I drank a beer and I have never had a beer in a parking lot. I felt silly, a little apprehensive (headlines: Grandmother arrested for drinking beer in parking lot of Costco), maybe even giddy. In an instant, I didn't know whether to drink it, pour it out the window, pour it in my purse or hand it to Mark, who was driving.

Before I could act, we were at Best Buy. I opened the door and poured it on the ground and looked for a place to ditch the evidence. I'm sure the next person to place trash in the can at Barnes and Noble will wonder...


7 comments:

jill said...

Only MY sister would do something like this and then admit it to the entire world. And only HER sister would admit to the entire world that she's also a lightweight when it comes to drinking...I manage about 4 sips and the birds start flocking about my head.

gay said...

i would have finished the beer off...why waste good beer? i hate to pass up an oppotunity to give people something to talk about and i'm sure those teenage boys you have would like to have a little dirt on you!

Kare said...

LOL!

Laura said...

The Beer - FUNNY!

The Hockey - *sniff* Don't you hate for them to grow up??

The Thanksgiving Tree - ha! Cute! My two Christmas trees are... mmm... not really down yet. One is sort of undecorated and taken apart and put in the den next to the other tree that needs to be undecorated and taken apart. It's such an awful drudgery but so nice to get them put away too. For some reason I can never find the kind of help I need putting them AWAY but when thanksgiving comes around they're (the kids are) pestering me to put them up!!

Lucy said...

Was that YOU drinking in the car at Costco????? (Just Kidding!!!)

Ande said...

mmm...beer.

Theresa said...

I know this post is old, but I'm slow. That is hilarious!! thanks for sharing!