|I didn't take this picture, but found it on google images.|
I was dodging people and doing my best not to knock over any displays. After making one round through the personal care aisles, I came up empty handed. So, I asked for help. The helpful employee stared at me blankly and asked me to repeat myself. After she fully understood what I was seeking, she looked in all the same places I had looked without success. So, she asked another employee who blasted it over the walkie-talkie. They didn't know the answer, so she went to the pharmacy to inquire there. Luckily, the pharmacy technician knew exactly where to look. "Aisle 8 - next to the fiber supplements, " she replied without even looking up from her work...now that's a valuable employee!
Why do I share all of this? I was reflecting on how my life has changed over the course of the past ten years. Ten years ago, I would have spent an hour scouring the shelves looking for this personal item and would have died of embarrassment if anyone actually knew I was looking for hemorroidal cream. Now, I don't waste my time. If I can't find what I need, I ask...right away. Life is too short and time is too valuable to care if people know about my "personal issues".
Funny how children and age change a gal, huh?