Aug. 3, 2016

Interesting Shopping Spree For "Big Spender" At WallyWorld

Today is Wednesday, August 3, 2016, and I'm just about to add a story to one of the titles given on this page:

Let me also mention here that I'm going to be talking to Larry again later this evening to get another progress report from him.

The last time we talked (Sunday night), he was 833,665 away from his 13,000,000th tab with plenty of tabs still left to count.  He described himself as "counting like a fool."

Anyway, I should have a significant progress report on his counting when I'm back online again tomorrowq.

What do you think?  Do you think he'll have counted all the way to 13,000,000 by the time he goes down to the holiday open house in December?  I think he will.  What's your guess re: when he will get there (as in what day)?

But -- back to the story -- I had a nice, long stay in Anderson that began with taking the bus over on June 30 and arriving back in Muncie on July 9.

I'm, in fact, in Anderson right now, having arrived on Monday (the first day of the month) with plans to return to Muncie on the evening bus tomorrow.

One of the things I did was to get a disposable camera for the pop-tab and coin drop on Monument Circle (that would be taking place on Friday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In the past, I had gotten this kind of camera at both Dollar General and Family Dollar.  Then, Dollar General quit stocking them, so I continued to get them from Family Dollar.  Now, family Dollar didn't carry them, either.  One place was selling them for close to double the price I'd been able to get them at DG and/or FD.  Fortunately, I found out from Larry that the place to buy them these days was WalMart.

By buying more than one, I could have gotten a further discount.  However, I could only afford to buy one, so that's what I did.

Now!  Let me tell you about my shopping experience!

I took the early bus so that I wouldn't be using a lot of time when the library was open for shopping.

When I arrived, I asked where the disposable cameras were.

Likely, because I was using a rollator (rolling walker), I was given the pamper experience.  The clerk at the front of the store sent a message to somebody who would be coming to personally escort me to the location.

He soon arrived, and I noticed that his name tag said LARRY  I told him that he had the perfect name for the job and filled him in on why this was so! 

Anyway, we went to get the camera -- after which he took me over to a check-out aisle and made me the happy owner of a disposable camera.

Another clerk was in the area, and she asked me if I'd found everything I needed.  I told her that it was a big shopping spree with the purchase of one whole item -- and promised to return at a later time when my bank-account was a bit more loaded.

Then, I noticed her name tag:  ROSEMARY

I told her that I was going to be taking pictures at an event that would include capturing a guy named Larry.  I had, I told her, just been checked out by a guy named Larry -- and that Rosemary was not only her name but, also, the name of Larry's late mother!!

Then, another clerk asked me if there was anything she could do for me -- and that was when I got a look at her name tag:  JANICE

Now, Janice is the name of one of Larry's sisters!!!

I told the three clerks that this just proves that I came to the right place to shop for a disposable camera -- and, of course, I got no argument from a single one of them!!!!!!! 🤪