I’m a stalker. I admit. He didn’t know it, but I WAS watching his every move until my kids distracted me and I lost site of him. I couldn’t see him anywhere! “WHERE DID HE GO!” ” Did he leave the store without paying!” “He certainly didn’t have enough time to pay.” “He must have taken off with it – WITHOUT paying!” Then out of the corner of my eye I saw him. He was an old man with a long white beard and he had the sewing machine I wanted. I should have gotten it first if only I had gotten there 5 minutes before I did!
When I first got to the THRIFT STORE my kids were running everywhere and my stupid cart wouldn’t fit down the isle and I was annoyed. I ditched the cart and browsed through the isles my kids were playing in. Then I remembered why I had been there. I wanted to see if there were any sewing machines. I got to the electronic section and my heart stopped the moment I saw the Bernina 730, but someone had found it first! He was testing it out and it worked! I walked about 10 feet past him pretending to look at something else, but I had my eye on him. He fiddled around with it for a few minutes and then he put it in his cart. AH! The sticker on it said $19.99! What an awesome deal! He browsed the store SLOOOWLY. I was waiting for him to decide he didn’t want it afterall. Did he not know I had crazy kids that were driving me crazy and everyone else crazy! I couldn’t do this ALL day. I didn’t follow him BUT I knew where he was at all times.
Long story short, he took it. I guess next time I’ll just have to get there 5 minutes earlier.
I just might be crazy.