It should have been a cakewalk, but instead it was one mistake after another----I don't want to discuss how many Isle Trackbacks I committed, it was so bad I even got nailed for blocking one Isle---two wide turns at the end of isles-----its a wonder I didn't get banned from the Supermarket.
I think I was doing just great, I had mentally memorized the 12 items on the LP's list, and even though Ralph's has just recently completed its major renovation and changing the Isles and contents all around---I had been through the store sufficient times to pretty much KNOW the Isles.
I had mentally layed out the path to make a clean one time (no unprofessional Isle trackbacks for this boy) sweep picking up all 12 Items and arriving at a checkout counter-----but damn guess my mind working on the items three isles later allowed me to lose my focus---I got the three cans of Anderson's Split-Pea w/Bacon soup, reached the end of the isle and was half into my turn when I realized to late, that I had failed to pick up a can of Asperagus soup from the soup Isle---this so rattled me I completed the turn and went down the next isle in total error(nothing required on my list called for me to be on that Isle). I already knew I woujld have to commit (1) Isle trackback to get the Asperagus soup---but having turned down the wrong Isle, I was now out of position to collect my next Item---well it went down hill from there---I think it was about then I got nailed for blocking the Isle---more points lost---but my face red with imbarrassment at my unprofessional performance numbly completed the list, I was so far out of the running, it no longer mattered, but at least I could complete my entire list, even if I had to Isle back track an ungodly number of times.
I actually felt bad for the checker that checked me out, having to share the spotlight of all the snickers and humiliating looks of shame given me-----I don't really remember pushing my cart out of the supermarket----and driving home------I'm 71 years old and I had just done my shopping like some neophyte newly wed-------(sob). Well I HAVE to go back on Saturday to do my own List of groceries---and by gawd, I will show em-----I'M A PROFESSIONAL SUPERMARKET SHOPPER DAMNIT---I will have them on their feet and applauding or I will turn in my Shopping bag.