Sunday, April 7, 2013

Lowe down dirty criminal

For our "wooden anniversary" I bought a birdhouse and a set of paints and brushes that we could use together. She got me these great wood-handled steak knives. Just after our "copper anniversary" we finally got around to painting it. Afterward she realized that, if we're going to put it outside, we would need to finish it with a lacquer or shellac to protect the paint. So we stopped in at Lowe's today before our shopping trip at Sam's Club. We found a can of shellac and bought it. On our way out we were passing the entrance door on the outside when a young guy came barreling out pushing a shopping cart with two Dyson vacuum cleaners in it. He almost ran into me. I said, "woah, excuse me" and he just kept charging by. I said, "hey, small child here!" when I noticed Delilah was not stopping to let him go by. I heard him say "sorry" but he kept going. I heard someone else around us say something, either to him or to us, but I couldn't make it out, and I thought, even if they don't like me yelling at this guy, I have the interests and safety of my child in mind and I won't be swayed. It may have been rude of me, but I stand by it. Don't you dare endanger my little girl because you're in a hurry. Emily started yelling at him, "Sorry's not good enough!" I'm not sure what she wanted from him, but about then was when I noticed that he was running off through the parking lot without the cart, and a store employee was bringing it back. So I can't say that we are responsible, but I think we did have a hand in slowing him down and drawing attention to him so that they were able to catch him and stop him from running off with those vacuum cleaners. I still think they should let us have one as a reward for our assistance. Mmmmm, Dyson.

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