All I needed were two ice cube trays; they were the final component in my ingredients for “Sunday Food Prep”, five days ago.
Dead set on my quest to have freezer smoothies as part of my food prep, I added the trays to last week’s Thursday grocery list. There were three possible areas I knew of in the grocery store where I thought I could find ice cube trays. To my dismay, not one area held the required item. After double-checking with a Price Chopper associate, my fears were confirmed. At this point, it was no matter, because I still had two days until Sunday to find them….somewhere.
Last Sunday arrived, and I knew where I could go. “Big Lots—they MUST have them!” I thought. The Hubbs and I searched a few aisles before approaching someone about them. They directed us to the other end of the store, where our labors continued to provide no fruit! Another employee then pointed us in another direction, and like little, lost puppies, we followed. Again, no ice cube trays. It had seemed all was lost, and we had spent 25 minutes wandering around in vain.
Then FINALLY, in our last moments, when we’d almost given up, we spotted them. 3 trays in a pack, and one of those packages were ALL OURS! With giddiness and a sense of accomplishment, we bought the ugly ice cube trays. It had only taken a total of about 60 minutes within three days to find them! (An hour of life wasted on the search for ice cube trays.)
Fast-forward to last night. It’s grocery night again, and I’ve returned to Price Chopper. Unfortunately, my mood at this point in time can be described as “stabby”, since I all really wanted to do was kick things over and make a mess of anything in my path!! After making it through the produce section successfully (meaning, I didn’t throw fruit at anyone or squeeze any bananas into oblivion), I meander past the “seasonal aisle”.
BEHOLD!!!!! ICE CUBE TRAYS!!!! And NOT ONLY are they in the spot I’d looked for them just a week prior, but they are cheaper than the ones we bought, and they are BEAUTIFULLY COLORED!…
While screaming at the top of my lungs, I plucked each of the green trays from their hanging spot, and chucked it as hard as I could towards the produce section. “You’re GREEN!! GO LIVE WITH YOUR GREEN RELATIVES!” Then the orange ones, I threw across the ENTIRE STORE in a perfect spiral just like a football! I then dropkicked all the blue ones towards the meat counter. “You want ICE?? I’ll give you ICE!!” All the rest of the rainbow colors, I slammed to the ground and then began jumping up and down on them, smashing them into tiny little pieces, so the ground looked as if it was covered in sharp, plastic confetti!
“Where were you last week when I was looking for you?? What kind of cruel joke IS THIS??? NOW, YOU’RE PAYING FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!! BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
I snap back to reality, escaping my PMS-induced imaginary rampage!
Took a deep breath…and continued shopping….