My life is one big sitcom and my friends get enjoyment out of my mishaps and misadventures. We term these my Ms. Bean moments. It started seven years ago during my first international trip. Put someone ignorant on a business class trip and wacky mayhem will surely ensue. It did. And they were plenty. Remind me to tell you about them, and the succeeding ones, soon.
I managed to lessen my Ms. Bean moments but tonight, I just had to do yet another one.
Straight from the office gym, I happily filled my grocery basket with stuff good for a week. When I was at the register, halfway through ringing them in, I realized I didn’t have my wallet with me! I left it inside my office drawer after lunch and forgot about it. Anyway, I told the cashier to stop because I didn’t have money. I must have looked so pale (from embarrassment) that she thought my wallet was stolen (therefore I was shocked and flustered). I went with her impression of me and in panic, told her sorry, I won’t be taking the items. They were many! She started calling the guard and I thought she was trying to have me picked up by security. I guess I ‘panicked’ some more, and looked it. Turned out she was trying to help me find the ‘thief’, in case my wallet was stolen inside the supermarket.
It happened so fast that I found myself frantically walking away from the cash register, fake-calling on my mobile, and not once did I look back. They must have thought I was crazy. No, wait, they surely did. If they only knew, I was laughing at myself the whole time I was walking towards the mall exit. Classic crazy.
That’s actually one thing I’m bad at. A graceful way to react to a situation, a mini-crisis, if you may call it that. My go-to reaction is to walk away. I’m so not winning Survivor nor that Big Brother show, I’m telling you.
Anyway, I figured I’m not going to go back to Robinson’s supermarket anytime soon. 🙂 For tonight, I consider it a funny learning experience. I was able to go home because I have a handy coin purse inside my bag. But for tomorrow morning, I hope I won’t forget not to take a cab to work! 😉