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Monday, May 17, 2010

The Wandering I

My name is Rashan Jamal, and I have a problem. I like to wander. If I go into a store, I will look around aimlessly for long periods of time. Doesn't matter if I have somewhere to be. If I go in, I'm going to wander. Like Friday for instance...

So, I'm on my way to Jameil's after a long day at work. I stop right before the Florida state line to get gas because it's always at least 20 cents cheaper in Georgia than in Florida. I was thirsty, so I go in to get something to drink. Big mistake. Instead of just going to the bottled water aisle and then to register, something told me it would be a good idea to look around. Oooh, look at these interesting dvd players for the car... I don't need that. I wonder if they sell NuGrape, I haven't seen that in years. Nope, just Fanta. How much is the popcorn? Never mind I don't want popcorn, maybe some chips. Nah, I ain't paying 2.59 for some Pringles. Oh wow, look at that dude. Why does he have a perm? And why is that chick dressed like a... Wait, is this dude a pimp? Is he truck stop pimpin? I better update Facebook about this. What did I come in here for? I ended up getting bottled water like I planned from the get go. I can waste some time in the store.

Same night. I got to Gainesville at about 4 AM. I stopped at the 24 hour Walgreens to get some toothpaste. Yes, I could have used Jameil's toothpaste, but I'm gonna need some at home too, right? Sounds like a good reason to go to a store. But where is the Listerine toothpaste? Maybe I just overlooked it. I better look up and down this aisle 6 times before getting another brand. Oh, and since I'm here, I should pick up a Sudoku book for Jameil. Which one though? She only wants the hard puzzles. I can't find that. Let me keep looking. Oh and some gum. But what kind? Oh this is on sale, but it's only 9 pieces as opposed to the Orbit that is 14. Which is a better deal? Oh yeah, I should get out of here, so Jameil can let me in and go to sleep. More time wasting.

This happens all the time. You can't leave me to my own devices, or I shall wander around the store. That's how I wind up going to Kroger for 3 things, and end up with my basket to heavy to carry. At least I don't buy unnecessary stuff. It's just things I forgot I needed until I saw them whilst meandering. Maybe I was an explorer in the past life. Yeah, that sounds better than just being an absent minded wanderer. LOL

11 comments:

Nerd Girl said...

See...whilst you were meandering around the store you could've been updating your blog more frequently! Just a suggestion....

You and my husband sound like twins separated at birth. That dude is a professional wanderer. Just yesterday he and the kid went to the store to get a battery. They were gone for two hours. Two hours! And the store is less than 5 minutes from our house.

Not so Anonymous said...

I agree with nerd girl...try wandering to your blog more often :)

Jameil said...

Ditto to the previous commenters. And you weren't an explorer. You were the same absentminded wanderer. Your family starved as a result in a past life. There weren't any cars.

Nexgrl said...

From now on, you must never leave home without a list for the grocery/drug store, or mall.

Ms. Behaving said...

#idothattoo

Yeah...yeah...i know this is blogger and not twitter but that hash tag was so fitting! LOL

Ladynay said...

At least you don't pick up stuff you don't need. Wander on, wander on.

Trish said...

I have this bad habit also. I write lists and always seem to forget something. I try to get in and out to not waste any money.

GorgeousPuddin said...

I do it too. So it's not bad! The only thing is I do pick up stuff I don't need so that is bad. Oh well.

12kyle said...

I tend to wander...especially in Best Buy! LOL

Good post!

♥LaBellaNaturale♥ said...

I wander, too, but I've learned to catch myself, because I'm one of the wanderers who'll end up actually buying some of the randomness that I waste time looking at...then I'll be mad about it when I get home. And I work retail so I hate returning stuff...and ugh. It's a problem lol.

Rashan Jamal said...

@ Nerd Girl - like I told you on your blog, I got 4 posts already for this week. At least you had some peace and quiet for 2 hours. He did that for you!

@ NSA - yeah, yeah I'm blogging, I'm blogging

@ Jameil - my poor family. I probably wandered off and discovered new lands and forgot about them

@ Nexgrl doesn't matter if I have a list, I'm a still wander

@ Ms B -#welcometothewanderersclub

@ LadyNay - Thanks for enabling me.

@ Trish - yeah, lists don't work for me. I always forget to write something down

@ GP - Bad wanderer!

@ Kyle - Best Buy would do it to me too.

@ Bella - LOL - I don't think I've ever returned anything in life. It just sit there until it's too late to return it.