#MarchWritingChallenge – Day 29 – What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made?

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This March Writing Challenge of thirty-one questions is hosted by Marquessa, with questions from Alexandra Franzen‘s100 questions to spark conversation and connect.

All are welcome to join in and a list of the questions can be found here.


This one is hard, but I’m usually so low-key and pragmatic. I think things threw before making choices… most of the time, so  I’ll have to go with the one of the few times I snapped.

Yep, snapped as in I literally saw red and thought the top of my head was going to explode.

Made a quick trip to the market for diapers when my firstborn was still an infant.

Grabbed a box of diapers and went to the 10 items or less line. There was one woman in front of me and one woman got in line behind me. I was right at the check-out belt with my son in one arm and the diapers in my other hand.

Out of nowhere, this woman rams me in the side with her shopping cart. Remember, there was someone in line BEHIND me, but it was me she rammed.

The quick movements of the lady in front of me kept my son and me upright.

The lady behind me started giving Miss Cart-Rammer hell about running into me.

The woman “sniffed” and said “I didn’t see her.”

It’s hard to give a blow-by-blow, but before I knew it, I’d handed my son to the lady in front of me, grabbed Miss Cart-Rammer’s cart and launched it about five aisles across the front of the store.

Some people applauded. More people laughed. The store manager frowned.

Miss Cart-Rammer stood there with her mouth open wide enough to shove a watermelon down her throat.

I reclaimed my son, thanked both of the ladies in line with me, paid for my diapers and went home.

The store manager never said anything about it, other than anytime after that he saw me in the store, he’d say, “Are we shopping today or juggling shopping carts?” 😀 😀



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