As a working mom I try to maximize all of my time and maximize my dollars. There always seems to be something to do and not enough time to do it. For that reason, I try to fit errands into my day so that they don’t pile up.
With Labor Day coming up I am planning to have enough food, snacks, and spirits on hand to entertain anybody who stops by. I recently found two $5.00 off coupons for “Skinny Girl Sangria” in my purse that expire on August 31st so I made a mental note to pick some up. I got out of a meeting a little early so I decided to stop by the Wine and Spirits store that’s across the street from my office on the way back from the meeting. I thought I could get what I needed, save money and save on having to run to the store at a less opportune time.
Apparently the Wine and Spirits store opens at 10:00 AM. When I got to the store at 9:55 AM I pulled the door and it was locked. Because I was caught up in “Chaton’s World” I had missed the signs on the doors. I had also missed the rather anxious young woman standing on the other side of the door. She promptly told me, “They’ll be opening in about a minute.” Something in her voice suggested that she had been waiting for a while and was not buying it for the weekend or an upcoming party. She seemed in a hurry like she needed to drink whatever she was buying soon after purchasing it.
I decided to leave and quickly return to my office lest somebody think that I was also anxious to make a purchase and planned to slip a little something into my green tea. I just hope I don’t let these coupons expire!