Sunday, January 6, 2008

Favorite Places

Last night we went to Wal Mart. Yes, I know, it's not the most exciting place to spend a Saturday night, but really, I love that store. First of all, it is absolutely the biggest store in my small hometown. There are more people gathered in that one building than anywhere else in town. Well, unless there's a high school ball game. Do you have any idea of the treasures you can find in that store? Why just tonight I found restickable Glue Sticks. They turn regular paper into sticky notes. For a teacher, that is a treasure. I have found all sorts of gizmos and gadgets among the aisles of that store. I have bought clothes for a price that let's me feel okay if I only wear it one season and then it is out of date. I have found clothes that are right in style and fit me perfectly...all for a low amount. Who can ask for more than that? I've often thought this would be the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon. I'd start in the cosmetic department and check out all the latest nail polish colors. Then I'd head for the video displays, just to see if there are any oldie DVD's that I can get at a bargain. I love to look through the yarn and dream of scarves or afghans I could make on snowy evenings. There are always the aisles and aisles of food that, when I am not trying to diet, looks very appealing. I would finish my day in the bakery department drooling over the cakes, cookies and fresh breads. However, my favorite reason for loving Wal Mart is the people you see there. It never fails, I always see someone I know. It must be like the town square years ago. My mom would talk about how they'd walk around and around just to see their friends and neighbors. Just tonight I saw a young man about my height walking towards me with a smile. Taking a good look, I realized it was a former second grader of mine, now in high school. You just never know what treasures you'll find in Wal Mart! Try it sometime!

1 comment:

Jen Barney said...

my husband always laughs because when i go to wallie world, he knows that my "short" shopping trip will take about 2 or 3 hours.