Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Flip and Tumble Giveaway #2

Welcome to my second Flip and Tumble giveaway!

I'm giving away 2 Flip and Tumble bags. See the other contest to be sure you can earn 2 entries for that one!

To win 1 Flip and Tumble bag, leave a comment with your funniest/most embarrassing grocery shopping moment.


This contest ends at 11:59 PM EST, on August 12th, 2008.

28 comments:

Mrs. Querido said...

Katie, I am one of those horrible people who actually asks for plastic bags at the grocery store. They can be reused to tote off stinky diapers, given new life as trash bags for the bathroom and so forth. These bags do sound cool, but you should give them to someone who really wants them :) Thanks for coming over and telling me about it though :) I look forward to reading embarrassing grocery store stories...lol

Sarah said...

I usually get plastic too. I forget my reusable bags, and also like to recycle plastic ones for diapers, trash cans, bags of random other things I'm handing off to the next person. But my plastic collection is full up (do they do this at your Walmart? do you get one bag per item? sheesh!)

So I throw my hat in the ring, or whatever that saying is. All I've got is a trip to the SuperWal gone awry. I dislike SuperWal, but with 2 preschoolers in tow it was one stop. They're always begging for the 2 seat cart, and on that day I got it. In and out of the cart. Followed by a running sprint by the youngest -- had to chase her down. She wouldn't ride in the cart anymore. Had to carry her and push megacart of groceries with the older one in it. By the time I got to the front, youngest was SCREAMING. People were trying to talk to me, and I couldn't even hear them. Got the degrading looks, and also the knowing looks. Honestly, my children are usually pretty well behaved in stores, and if I EVER allow them to come with me again, I'm sure they'll prove it. Also, I don't look at THAT mom the same way. We do what we gotta, right?

kagey10 said...

oh that would be so nice! we have a couple reusable bags in my honeys car, but none left in mine. These prettier ones could be left in mine.

Jenny said...

Well, I don't have anything great. Suzi is only one--she hasn't had time to really embarrass me yet :-)

But this situation has happened several times in stores, and other places as well. One of my talents is stealth breastfeeding. I can feed Suzi in a sling and no one knows what I'm doing. I'm so good at it that people often just think I'm trying to hide my baby from the world. So my grocery store moments go something like this: Little old man asks "can I see the baby?" I say "well, actually, she's *eating*. Little old man's eyes pop out as what was implied with that statement sinks in. Little old man runs away.

Was it something I said?

kagey10 said...

oop! totally forgot my most embarrassing moment! Get to the check out line, go through, with literally about $250 worth of groceries, all my coupons, and I had forgotten my checkbook, wallet, credit cards, purse EVERYTHING at home. EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I thought the people in line behind me were going to kill me, the register gal, the bagger everyone. I ran home and thought about not going back. ouch it hurt.

Ronnica said...

I'm not sure if this is the most embarrassing thing (though right now I'm sitting at work with a broken zipper on my pants!), but time and time again I forget to actually use my coupons as I'm checking out. I've done better the last time or two, but it is frusterating forgetting to save that money!

Meg said...

When my normally amiable 20-month-old son suddenly became frantic and inconsolable right in the middle of the frozen foods. I didn't know what else to do, so I picked him up and held him as best I could (I was 8 months pregnant)and called my husband to help.

Luckily (and strangely) he was only 2 doors down eating at a restaurant w/ a friend in the same shopping center. I didn't know that....I nearly freaked out when I hung up the phone and then saw him coming towards me 30 seconds later! :0)

Thanks!
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

dolls123 said...
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dolls123 said...

My first "hot flash" happened while I was grocery shopping. So as I'm sitting on the floor grasping the bottom of my shopping cart(because the store was spinning in my head) and sweating like a pig people were just walking by as if nothing was happening. And did I mention my daughter could not wait for it to pass so I could stand up. lol

luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Jinxy and Me said...

My most embarassing grocery store moment was when I turned too quickly and dropped a carton of eggs. It made such a MESS!!! I had to go find someone to come clean it up. How embarrassing!

Mrs. Sara said...

My most embarrassing grocery moment was when I got all the way to checkout with a FULL basket and realized I didn't have my debit card with me! The checker suspended my purchase so I could run home and get it, but unfortunately, having worked at that store in the past, I knew I'd be putting customer service through the drama of digging through my cart and reshelving all the perishables! They gave me dirty looks as I walked out. Eek!

Thanks for the giveaway!

saharagreen at gmail dot com

Christie said...

My most embarrassing moment at the grocery store to date involved my 2 year old, blueberries, and a 12 pack of pepsi! :) You can read the whole story here: http://keepers-at-home.blogspot.com/2008/07/our-adventures-of-day.html

I've been enjoying your blog so very much! Thanks for all the encouragement you provide for all of us young moms!

The Chatty Housewife said...

My funniest grocery shopping story is when I filled a bag with bulk candy, and then proceeded to walk to the front cashier leaving a trail of candies behind me because the bag had only 1/2 of the bottom sealed shut! When I paid for the candies, there were only a few left and I didn't even notice until after I paid!

Alitheia said...

Probable my most embarrassing store moment was when I was a teenager and had to buy tampons for the first time (up till then I'd used pads and my mom had bought them, but I was staying with my grandparents and we were going swimming the next day). I thought I would be all calm and cool about it, my granny was a bit shocked (I think she was a tad bit afraid it was my first period and she'd have to explain everything =P), but the worst thing was we get to the cashier. Who is a cute guy, and did I mention a guy? and when he gets to the tampons he starts staring at me (because obviously they weren't for my well past menopause granny) and manages to forget to swipe them for the security system. Who knew tampons had security strips? anyway of course they set the system off and half the store stares at us, I'm not sure who was more embarrassed, me or the dude who checked us out. Though I'm pretty sure it was me =) Now I look back at it and laugh, but then? totally mortifying ;P

family said...

I've been wanting to acquire a lot of reusable bags since it will take a lot for my family. I haven't wanted to BUY any, especially since so many of them come with a brand name plastered on them, like the ones from my grocery store chain. I'd love ton win one of these.

I'm sure this has happened to many-a-mom out there. You know how it goes, you get all your groceries on the conveyor belt and then you gasp at the discovery that you have no way to pay for them because one of the following things happened...1)the baby was playing with your purse and took out your id and credit cards, 2)you left your credit card is at home in your pocket from when you bought gas the other day. 3) your credit card is sitting by the computer because you just purchased something online.
#1 happened to me and I had to have the employees put my cart of food into the freezer for storage while I drove home to retrieve my credit card. I don't carry a lot of cash so I didn't have that option. Just as a side note, the other day, I was at Pizza Hut and as I went to pay, gues what happened...#2 above happened. My credit card was in my pocket at home because after I used it for gas at the pump, I stuck it in my pocket. But, this time I had a new card that my dad gave me recently (it's his account but he had them add me and send me a card). I use it sometimes when he says he wants to "gift" me $200 in gas or whatever. So, I resorted to using his card which I was terribly sorry to have to do.
Kathy

family said...

Sorry...I forgot to give you my e-mail. It's bigfamily8(at)yahoo(dot)com

Thanks! Kathy

Rissa said...

I wasn't sure I had a story until I did some thinking. Now I remember!

I'm not sure if it's ridiculous that this embarrassed me, but it did! Here goes...

Normally, I shop at a Trader Joe's by my house, but I decided to stop by a different one on my way home from something. I don't know the employees there like I do at my local store, so they all oohed and aahed over Jack because they'd never seen him before. I headed back to the produce section and there was a woman stocking bananas. She looked over at Jack and I and began screeching about how beautiful SHE (referring to Jack) was. The woman asked if SHE would like a banana, and when Jack began to eat the banana, the woman remarked on how much SHE liked the banana. "SHE'S soooo pretty! What a GOOD GIRL!" She went on and on and on! I was mortified - I couldn't bring myself to correct her and I was so worried that she'd figure out he was a BOY before I left the store. I rushed to finish the rest of my shopping, but the woman kept showing up on all the aisles I was on, and she would just talk and talk about what a beautiful little girl I had. I'm just glad she never asked for his name!! Poor Jack! I probably should have corrected her from the get-go but she was SO EXCITED about HER! Ahh!

So there's my story. :)

Cassandra said...

My aunt sent me up to the gas station a couple of years ago in the winter time to get some milk and butter. I filled up my gas while I was there and walked inside. slipped on the mat that was wet from the snow, and when i'm embarassed, I tend to giggle. So there I was, sprawled out on the mat, soaking up the water, laughing my head off. The poor guy at the counter rushed over and was yelling, "Are you ok?! Are you ok!?" and all I could do was laugh. I think he thought I was having a seizure of something. So after I calmed down enough to stand up, I still had to go get the milk and butter and stand in line to pay for everything. It was awful!

Katrina said...

I would love to win these! Thanks!

Gina said...

Oh, gosh, how to choose...how about the time my twins managed to stick their skinny arms up a gumball-type vending machine and release numerous superballs into the wild? And then they crawled around underneath the machine on the nasty floor, while I cowered in embarrassment over at Customer Service? Yeah, that was a classic.

Ginny said...

One time I had about a half cart of food, maybe less. It was mainly baby stuff like formula, etc. I was at Farmer Jack & they were set up really weird. I accidentally went to the 15 & under line. For one they were backwards from common stores & the hanging sign stating under 15 was way back & hard to see. I had my ENTIRE cart loaded & the cashier would NOT ring me up. Seriously, I probably had 20 items & they were almost all formula cans. The cashier made me re-load my entire cart. Then of course since the line was getting long, everyone behind me had to back up their carts so I could get out. I was so embarrassed & furious! I was probably 19, so I thought I was going to die! I never went back to that Farmer Jack again, they lost a good customer because formula is pretty expensive!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

While walking home from school last spring, I had two kids in the double stroller, and two walking. We stopped in at the grocery store, a very busy hour there, of course! My older two went to use the restroom while I grabbed a gallon of milk. . . I had it setting on the top of the stroller, where my cup holder is, and well - it dropped! In the middle of the crowded store, and there was no one but myself to blame! I stayed where I was to block the mess from being tracked while an employee rushed to get the huge mop machine! Thankfully my children are well disciplined and very well behaved whenever we are out and about =)

I love those bags - thanks!

Angie said...

my most embarrassing grocery shopping moment was when my twins were about 9 months old and i was shopping alone one child in cart and one on hip because she was quite fussy. that child had a major blowout as i was unload our cart onto the belt. she cover me herself and the floor. being a new mom i was totally embarrassed and mortified. Also disgusted.
Blessings,
Angie
angieprays at gmail dot com

Amy Jo said...

I can't think of anything that made me blush, but the best grocery story I've got happened at Walmart. blah...

I went with my toddler in the cart and my newborn in a sling. The security guy at the front asks me what I'm carrying in. "ummmm a baby." I show him her tiny little head and he nods a few times. I ask what he was expecting to see, and he said that sometimes people try to sneak in their dogs.

Sure. There's a new use for a baby sling that never crossed my mind. Maybe some of those sling companies should start advertising campaigns in the pet market too!

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

My most embarrasing shopping moment is when my son is telling everyone bye bye at the register (cause he's ready to go.. we are in SuperWal-Mart.. and the wait takes forever, unfortunately) and then he just grabs this tip jar they had at the register and chucks it... I'm talking at least 2 registers over.. I'm soo embarrassed and money is everywhere , bills, coins.. and people are looking around like scavengers.. but I knew if anyone was to try to grab that money they'd be of course arrested.. Fortunately another employee came to scoop everything up...

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http://kristiniac.blogspot.com/2008/08/weekend-round-up.html

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Elegant Mommy said...

I actually don't have a bad grocery store story either (unless you want to count the meltdowns from not letting the kids ride the motorized cars & animals by the door), however, I had to laugh at the post about stealth nursing. I nurse in a sling EVERYWHERE & am frequently asked to see the baby. When I say he is nursing but I'm happy to let them take a look, most politely decline & walk away :)

Finamoon said...

When I lived in Florida we didn't have money for a car and lived out of a one room hotel for a while. Well anyway, we bought bicycles and a bike trailer that also doubled as a stroller. Every time I went shopping I would have three kids in tow. I was bicycling with my two boys in the trailer and my only daughter at that time on my back in a snuggly. I would hook my bike up to a lock when I arrived at the store and then detach the trailer and attach the third wheel. I would always get the evil eye from people thinking that I was nuts. On my way home from the store with groceries (gallons of milk included) sharing the trailer with my boys I stopped at a red light. These guys in a truck pulled up next to me and one looked over and said, "What a woman!". I peddled on when the light turned green hoping that I wasn't blushing.

Suzie G. said...

We went to Target for days after Christmas staking it out waiting for the trees to become 90% off. The morning that it was pouring rain turned out to be the day they were marked down. We waited in the car and there were about 8 other people standing in front of the doors. A few minutes before the opened we stood in front of the store and when they opened I hauled butt back to the Christmas section... It was then that I realized everyone else was there for Hot Wheels cars!?!?

After we spent an hour grabbing a bunch of cheap Christmas stuff- almost 2 weeks after Christmas- we took our two carts up to the checkout. The tree was a $200 tree for $20 (score!) and we had a ton of other stuff (gift bags for 20 cents, tissue paper, tags...) The total came to $90 and then my fiance realized he left his wallet at home since we'd gotten ready real quick that morning! UGH!!! We had to cancel the transaction and I stayed at the front of the store with our two carts of stuff looking like a major holiday hoarder while he went back for his wallet! Longest 20 minute of my life!