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Subject: Re: Somebody to watch - if you can Date: 12/31/2012 11:00 AM
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Ah my wife when shopping and I'm trying to find her in the store has been doing it for decades!!!!

Gosh, mine too! Do you reckon they all have magic "invisibility cloaks?"

This brings back a very early, very vivid memory...

When I was about 3 or 4 years old (I'm guessing the age based on my height at the time), my mom took my brother and myself shopping at a department store with a friend of hers and the lady's little boy.

I don't know the name of the store, but I vividly recall that some of their goods were displayed on bins or tables of some sort that were about waist-high for an adult (and just above eye-height for me at the time).

Apparently, the two adults must have gotten distracted by trying to keep up with the merchandise as well as 3 rapidly-moving youngsters.

Somehow, I got separated from the group and I couldn't see my mom or the other lady above the top of the merchandise bins, shelves and displays. It was the first time I recall feeling totally lost and unable to get my bearings.

I must have panicked and started crying or yelling, since another lady came along and escorted me to the customer service area where I was reunited with my mom.

It was a pretty scary experience - at least that first time. Now that I'm a grown-up, I'm not so easily distressed. When I lose my wife in a store somewhere, I just find my way to the nearest checkout counter or exit. If she doesn't appear after a few minutes, I try the cell phone (which sometimes works).

However, the best solution to this occasional problem is just to avoid shopping with her at all. She is never interested in the same wares that catch my attention and I have a very difficult time convincing her I'm interested in looking at whatever she's shopping for.

I'm no good in stores without an explicit (and limited) shopping list, anyway.

Happy New Year, Tim.

;-)
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