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When I was a fairly new mother, I was still a working mother. I would work T, Th, S. So, the time I spent with my bouncing baby boy was precious.
Many, many moons ago…..
We were at Ralphs, a local supermarket. I had my then 1.5yo son in the shopping basket. I had just placed my groceries on the conveyer belt to check out and moved on forward to pay. Then the most embarrassing thing to happen to me at a market, happened.
We pulled up, and my son was right in front of that automated machine that gives you your change in coins. Well, that little machine (totally not our fault, though) was opened. The flap that holds the coins in place was opened leaving ALL the coins exposed. Oh yeah!
My little nene, got hold of that flap, pulled it towards him and let it go. All the of coins spilled all over the check out counter and then on to the floor. DIOS MIO!
“Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there” was not around then, so I could not use it and wish myself out of there!
I’m am almost certain my face turned all sorts of red. I immediately went to go help, but was quickly stopped by the management because it was money. They had to close the lane down, and opened up another for the customers behind me.
I apologized over and over and over again. My son was just sitting there, enjoying the show. I left con una pena!?! I never went back to that market again. EVER! And we lived in that city for another 9 years! I did learn my lesson, though. From then on, I pushed my 3 kids, all the way to where the groceries are bagged to avoid any machine of all sorts, as possible! ¡Ay Mamá! But, what can I say???
What have your “little hands” done?