August 13, 2012

You Did WHAT?!

Happy Monday!  I've had a few weird experiences this weekend.  Nothing earth shattering...just...WEIRD!
I've recently gotten involved with secret shopping.  It's easy, doesn't take too long and you earn a few bucks!  Sounds like fun, right?!

Friday I got an assignment for an area grocery chain.  As I'm walking into the store, it starts down pouring. No biggie.  So I look around and there are no carriages. An associate is loitering by the door, so I mention that I'm looking for a grocery cart.  Her response?  "If you want a cart, go back outside and find one."!  Seriously!

I later see the same associate in the bakery department, and watch as she opens a tub of store brand cookies, takes one, and re-closes the tub! I was horrified!

Of course, I report this during my secret shopping survey.  Which resulted in a 20 minute phone call with the company I "work" for.  *sigh* Who knows if they'll tell me the outcome...but I almost don't want to know.


Sunday I locked myself out of the house (with all the dogs and my Kindle) for just over an hour and a half.  Hi, my name is Cole and I'm an idiot.

At first, it was funny.  Then I realized that I didn't have my cell phone with me...and my only hope for a spare key was that either my parents or brother get on FaceBook so I can chat with them. {Bless my Kindle Fire and good wireless reception.}

By the time I broke in (and yes, I did have to break into my house), the dogs were whining and scratching at the door to get in. I was tearing up because it was really humid out and my asthma was bothering me... We were ALL thirsty! Not my finest hour (and a half)!

Sooo...who can recommend a good hide-a-key or number lock in case I do something stupid like this again? :-)


  1. O shame! I can imagine how you must have feel being locked out the house, you don't know if you should feel angry or embarrassed with yourself. (a bit of both I would say).

    Growing up my parents used to have a little hook with a house key on it hidden away to avoid this from happening to any of us. Do you have somewhere where you can put a hook like that that is not seen from the street?

  2. OMGosh that associate sounds horrible! I almost couldn't believe what I read! I have to break into my house about two times a week LOL maybe a plastic rock? The kind with a little pocket for a house key?

  3. Haha!!! I'm sorry but that's hilarious!
    We keep our spare key in a conch shell on the front porch. Also have a spare in the glove box of both cars (I only made the mistake of locking myself out...five times before I went the extra mile)
    Nola's Mom

  4. I wanna be a secret shopper!! How did you sign up for that??

  5. sounds like that store needed a secret shopper! geez!

    i feel you on getting locked out of the house. i did that while C was inside!!!! a few weeks ago. i was a basket case! i had to call a locksmith from my neighbor's house and luckily he was able to come right away.

  6. Wow, I hope she gets reprimanded for that kind of behavior, gross.

  7. Oh my goodness. So gross about that store, it's good timing that you were secretly shopping that one!!

    and you totally pulled a Jessica locking yourself out! lol. I'm sorry to laugh though, I know that had to have sucked!

  8. I locked myself out of my house one morning on my way to work... car keys are attached to the house key so I was forced to break into my house via a window AC unit. The dogs didn't make a peep. Glad to know they don't care that a could-be robber was trying to climb in the bedroom window. I'm also very alarmed at how easy it is to break into my house.

  9. OMG, Cole! Crazy times. Glad it wasn't as bad as it could have been!

  10. We have one that is a combination lock. Kind of like the lockboxes Realtors use. It mounts under a railing so it's out of sight, but is very sturdy. Hubby got it at either Lowes/Home Depot. Go in an ask. I think he installed it by screwing it to the underside of one of our porch railings.


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