Rev up the sirens! Get the handcuffs and the taser ready! Val is on the loose!
I went to Save A Lot on Tuesday afternoon, and parked on the second row to avoid close-parkers. While walking to the cart corral to grab a cart/walker for my trek inside, a woman approached. She was pushing a cart with a baby in the seat. A non-walking baby, but able to sit up in the cart. I thought maybe she was going back inside, though I'd seen her unloading the cart at her car.
"Would you like this one?"
"Sure. But I wasn't going to take the baby!"
"Here. Go ahead." The Woman took the baby out of the cart and put it on her hip.
I took the cart, put my purse in the seat just vacated by the baby, and headed for the store. The Woman and her hip-baby started towards the Dollar Store next door.
Once inside, I stopped by the lottery machine for some scratchers. Then I moved on to the bananas. I was perusing the wares when I heard,
I turned to see The Woman and her hip-baby coming up fast.
"I left my phone in the cart! My cell phone."
I picked up my purse and stepped aside. When I lifted Percy (my purse) out of the child-seat, I saw the cell phone drop to the bottom section of the cart. I guess I jostled it just enough for it to slip through the wire slots of the seat.
The Woman picked it up and said "Thanks." I'm sure she was quite relieved that I had not already sold it on the black market.