I’m not the best packer. Every time we go on a trip, I forget something. Usually it’s something small, but sometimes I forget things I really need.

Take this trip. Last night, we drove to Chattanooga for my brother’s nursing school pinning ceremony, and we stayed overnight since his graduation is tonight. What did I forget? My pajamas, socks and, well, other necessary clothing items.

So, after the pinning we went to the new Wal-Mart here in Collegedale so I could grab what I needed. When we got to the register, I recognized the cashier. And he, unfortunately recognized me. We went to high school together. Sigh. It’s pretty embarrassing having a guy you know ring up women’s clothing items.

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Hi! Iā€™m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. Iā€™m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. NIX74 says:

    There’s nothing too embarrass about. He just doing his job and so are you.

  2. Karen says:

    Oh yes, that would be awkward. Congratulations to your brother.

  3. Sadie says:

    I always forget something when packing, too! One time I was so busy helping my husband pack that I forgot my whole suitcase…

  4. Julie says:

    The FIRST night that I spent at my then new inlaws house I had forgotten my pj’s also. OMG, I felt so uncomfortable all night trying to sleep in just my undies.

  5. Mark says:

    Yes I can imagine that would be embarrasing. You should havve blamed your brother LOL!

  6. We all have these little embarrassing moments…. I think they are to keep us humble…. LOL

  7. Jess says:

    Wow, there’s a reason not to live in a small town! My goodness.

  8. Owen says:

    Hmm, yes, I think I would be embarrassed to have someone I know ring up women’s clothing items, especially in my size šŸ˜‰

  9. Diane Scott says:

    One of the great things about getting older is you spend a whole lot less time being embarrassed about things you have no control over. Instead, hopefully, it was good to see someone from your past? šŸ™‚

  10. Barbara says:

    Nothing to be embarrassed about. It is a small world after all. One day you’ll laugh about it!

  11. Ha – Dianne is sooo right! The older you get the less you worry about that type of thing. I still try to sort of hide the pantyliners under other things in my shopping cart though šŸ˜‰

  12. Oh yes, Mom always forgets something! No matter how hard she tries not to forget! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Your FL furiends,

  13. cady says:

    @samantha & mr. tigger – it’s not a trip if i don’t forget something!

  14. cady says:

    @heather – i hide those in my cart too! or, i try to find a female cashier rather than a male. šŸ™‚

  15. cady says:

    @barbara – i was laughing about it when i left!

  16. cady says:

    @diane – i didn’t know him too well since he was three years ahead of me, but i definitely recognized him immediately. collegedale is a very small city. šŸ™‚

  17. cady says:

    @owen – haha. šŸ™‚

  18. cady says:

    @jess – tell me about it!

  19. cady says:

    @christina – i think so too. it’s a funny story to share.

  20. cady says:

    @mark – i kept talking to my husband about forgetting a bunch of things hoping he would realize the deal.

  21. cady says:

    @julie – they are easy to forget sometimes!

  22. cady says:

    @sadie – hahaha. šŸ™‚ my husband makes fun of me and asks me what i could have remembered since i forget so much!

  23. cady says:

    @karen – just slightly awkward. šŸ™‚ thanks for the congrats!

  24. cady says:

    @nix74 – i realize that. it’s still a little awkward, though.

  25. Marlon says:

    BigMac…. private criianml defense attorneys are also paid no matter the outcome of the case… and yes, in both the private and public sector of lawyers, there are crappy ones. Seriously, there is a difference between public defender offices and court appointeds….. and places where they have county/city/state public defenders, there is a better chance than places that only use court appointed attorneys. Court appointeds are often private young lawyers starting out who need clients (some who do a good job and others not, or worse, really crappy attorneys that can’t get their own clients, so rely on court appointments. Some states that do not have public defenders rely solely on private attorneys in their communities that are automatically appointed a percentage of cases. In that situation, you might get lucky, and have a seasoned, hard working attorney on your case, or the lazy, craptacular who screws it up.In Philly, we have both. So, sadly people confuse the court appointeds with the public defenders… Public defenders are often true believers and litigators. Those that are not qualified are pretty quickly weeded out. The Public Defenders in Philadelphia have, since they implemented a death penalty unit, not had one client sentenced to death.. and in a city that has what has been proclaimed, the deadliest DA in America, that is quite an accomplishment.

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