What a day this has been!
Have yal ever seen the show on ABC, What Would You Do with John Quinones? Well, the show is a hidden video show catching actors posing as real people doing crazy things (pushy pageant moms, racial profiling, stealing, teens bullying others, parents leaving a child in the car to run in and get a coffee, pet owners leaving their pet with some random person on the street to go grocery shopping), and then the people that are passing by witnessing situations sometimes say things but other times they keep on walking (it is shocking)! I am always telling Aron that I would be the person to say something or try to do the right thing- well today, I was tested!!
This morning, after getting myself cleaned up and the children fed and dressed we decided to go and meet my momma at a local clothing store and then we ran over to the grocery store. The morning was going great, we even found a few things for our upcoming trip and some outfits to wear for our family picture on the beach (ahhhh- sweet vacation)
Well, mom had to leave the store before me and the kids had not finished our shopping. Not a problem, since I do normally shop with them on my own. So, we check out.... then I push our cart full of goodies and babies to the car. Not sounding so bad. I have Sophia strapped in the seat part of the cart, so I put Brayden in the car, load up our stuff, shut those doors, then push the cart to the other side (behind the car), get Sophia out of the car, she cries for her paci, I start lifting things up looking under seats and finally locate it, then I hand her the sippy cup, which was upside down on the seat (then I grab a clean diaper and start to press down on the seat to clean up the apple juice that came out of the cup, such a mess!) During this, I heard a car door shut or a something, but still going about my business, strap Sophia in and shut the door. Then I go behind the car to push my cart to the cart holder thing in the parking lot (YES, I DO THIS EVERY TIME, RAIN OR SHINE IN THE COLD OR THE SNOW CAUSE THIS IS WHERE YOUR CART GOES!! Well, I go to the back and my cart is gone. I panic, thinking OMG was my purse still in there and my new I PHONE was in my purse (I have only had it a few days, Aron is gonna kill me!!) Then I go to the front seat and there is my stuff, PTL!! Then I go back to see if the cart was taken and I notice about 10-14 empty spaces down the parking lot across the driving lane (so opposite side is a cart that was stopped by a car)! It was my cart! It had run loose into a car. Making matters worse the car was so pretty and brand new (not even a license plate)! I immediately started sweating (the 100 degree weather does not help)! So upset, thinking why did this have to happen on this day with both kids, at lunch time, blah blah blah... I call Aron (proceed to whine about the situation) and then my Dad (because Dad's always know what to do) and I knew what to do. I knew I needed to go into the store and have whomever paged or at least write my name and my phone number on a piece of paper for them to please call me and we can work out details. Then the kids start crying/ wailing, Sophia's every other word was nuggey (chicken nugget) or Simba (we have been watching much Lion King).
So, I write all my stuff down and walk towards the car to put it on the wiper blade (under) and then I go to look at the scratch which is the length of my pointer finger (about 2 1/2) inches long. I just knew WWYD's John Quinones was going to jump out with a camera crew saying it is okay it is our car and we pushed your cart into the car to see if you would do the right thing... well there was no jumping out of this man so I put my stuff on the car then look and cringe at the mark and notice it is not a scratch but a smudge from the rubber protector on the cart and it wiped right off of the car! YIPPEE!!
So, has this happened to you? If you hit someones car with your door or cart, or accidentally back into another's car do you do the right thing or haul on outta there? It is so upsetting, this has happened to my car a few times and it makes me nuts!
You never know who could be watching!! John Quinones might just jump out at you next, and I would hate to see you looking crazy on an ABC news show!!
(P.S. I purposely did not write the store and town I was in so I would not get a bajillion emails saying I hit and run on your car! HA!)