Sunday, March 16, 2008

Cheeio -- All Over the Place

When checking out of the market yesterday, I noticed a box of Cheerios in my cart.  "Those are not mine," I protested. "I ddn't buy any Cheerios."

"They are free," the clerk said.  "Everybody gets Cheerios free."  So I took them.  After all, they are free.

After supper, late, I thought it would be nice to have a handful of dry Cheerios to munch.  I opened the box, and then tackled the plastic bag inside.  The plasic bag fought back.  It didn't want to be opened.  I gave the inner bag a BIG tug, and it came open ALL AT ONCE, sprewing Cheerios all over the room.  There was a Cheerios explosion, and Cheerios flew everywhere looking like a late Winter snowstorm.  The floor was covered.

I borrowed an old fashioned carpet sweeper from the caregivers and becan sweeping.  The trouble with carpet sweepers is that when they pick up three Cheerios, they put back two.  From my wheelchair I swept like mad.  And when I swept as many as I could reach, I used a lint lifter to get more. 

There I was late at night, leaning from my whelchair rolling a lint lifter all over the floor.  I didn't enjoy my free Cheerios at all.

9 comments:

valphish said...

Oh no!  Packaging has gotten out of hand these days!!  Sorry this happened to you, Chuck!  ACK!  Love, Val xox
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hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))Maybe you wasnt mean to have thoes cheerios.LOL.Have a good day.

garnett109 said...

sorry to hear that , well at least the did not give you free milk with it.
Happy Saint Patty's Day

z7snowflake said...

aww, that sucks...dont u hate when something meant for good goes so wrong

sunnybethe said...

I guess we never really get something for nothing.

Happy Sunday,  Bethe    

kateh2ocolorart said...

Have enjoyed your funny little misadventures over the last few days!  But the clincher was this comment....nearly fell on the floor, literally, laughing at it:

Comment from garnett109
3/16/08 1:33 PM | Permalink
sorry to hear that , well at least the did not give you free milk with it.
Happy Saint Patty's Day

fisherkristina said...

LOL.  I thought you were going to say you took the free Cheerios and gave them to a friend there.  But no, you had to go and try to eat them, LOL!

Krissy :)
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plieck30 said...

I've learned that is one of the woes of getting older trying to open packages. Did you ever get to eat any? Paula

jocalodave said...

When I picture all of that cereal on your floor,
Chuck, the only thing that comes to mind is:

"OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO"