Monday, May 23, 2005

No more Safeway

Okay, now that I've had my meds (ie a healthy dose of chocolate to bring me back to my happy place! ;)) ... I figured I'd tell you the story about why I can no longer shop at my neighborhood Safeway.

So I love my kitty CJ. I mean, how can you not?!... just look at how cute she is!!

Say it with me folks .... "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh". That's right ... and add a little "coochie coo". (too much?! Are ya sure?? Sigh .... FINE!!)

Now CJ loves turkey. And when I say she "loves" turkey ... I mean she LOVES turkey. She even knows the word "turkey" and everything! How do you think I got her to pose for that picture. She'd be sitting there looking around "la la la .... la la la" and when I was ready I'd say "turkey" and WHAP! ... instant focus on ME (and hence the camera)! *snap* Easy-peasy. Errr, but I digress.

So ANYWAY, now that CJ has been diagnosed with a liver illness she is on a very restricted diet. BUT ... she can still have the turkey! (hallelujah! .... because it's the best. bribe. ever.!)

SO ... I make a stop at my local Safeway to pick up some turkey from the deli for her (shut it! ..... yes she IS spoiled! What's your point?!). So I'm browsing the turkey selection and have narrowed it down to two choices .... the plain ole "deli" turkey or the smoked turkey breast. Now I realize she prefers the smoked turkey (again ... shut it!) but I'm wondering if the "smoked" portion wouldn't be good for her. So really, I should get the plain. But she just doesn't LIKE the plain as much. And since I'm also trying to get her to gain some weight. Sigh. It's a quandary.

Okay, so here's the part about why I can't go back. I'm standing at the counter for MINUTES ...staring undecidedly into the deli case when the nice deli clerk* finally approaches and politely queries "may I help you?". I reply "Oh, I'm still trying to decide between the smoked and the regular." She's all "would you like to try a sample of each?". And I reply ... without thinking ..unfortunately .... "oh no thank you ..... it's for my cat"!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello??!! Can you say "CRAZY CAT LADY"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And that is why I can no longer shop at my neighborhood Safeway!

* whom I hope to never, ever see again!

1 comment:

d said...

OMG! It's even better written out. I'm saving this one.