Some more true confessions…..
Sometimes I am somewhat forgetful. Examples would be when I go to the store to buy milk, bread, ham, and cheese; I might come back without the ham. Or other times I might go to the store for a specific reason and when I get there I start walking around the store wondering why I was in there. Of course this doesn’t happen all the time, but often enough that I am aware of it.
I suppose it could be ADD, perhaps early Alzheimers, or something else. Perhaps it’s “karma time” for all the drinking, carousing, and pot smoking I did when I was a 20-something.
Today I bought several items at Wal-Mart. While loading the stuff into my car I noted that I forgot to put a box of generic benedryl pills on the checkout. Neither I, the checker, nor the “door guard” noticed these pills in my cart. I considered taking the pills back in and paying for them, but decided against it because it would have been a very large pain in the ass for a miniscule dollar value (the store was crowded as hell). Normally I am scrupulously honest; neither Christians nor NCO’s are allowed to lie, cheat, or steal.
On further thought I concluded that I really didn’t need to feel guilty because Wal-Mart still came out ahead in the deal. The reason being that I have on a couple of occasions purchased large orders of stuff and left a bag of stuff at the checkout when I paid and left the store. I did not become aware of leaving the bag for hours or even days later. So, I’m sure that Wal-Mart re-stocked the items and sold them again; thus doubling their ROI.
I guess I do need to be careful of that forgetfulness though.