Like many people, I have to go to the grocery store to buy groceries. You know things that the family needs from time to time like toothpaste and toilet paper and of course, food. I try to make one trip a week to have fresh items like bread and milk and produce. There are some items that you do not have to buy every week. These are items that keep for a while and that you may not use every day. So I always take a minute to peruse the fridge and freezer and pantry to see what we might need. As I am looking around, I make a list. I do not like it when I forget things, and a list can help me with this.
Before a recent shopping trip, I opened the fridge and looked around. I thought we needed eggs. But when I looked, I saw this:
Oh, OK, so we don't need eggs. I did not take the time to pick them up. Of course, one was probably a partial, but the other one has to be full, right? I mean, who uses eggs from the newest carton before the old one is empty. So glancing, I see a full dozen and perhaps a partial. Eggs were not added to the list.
I mean, both cartons looked authentic.
Why would I doubt them?
A few days later, I was getting ready to do some baking.
My Momma taught me to set out the eggs to allow them to get to room temperature before you bake.
I opened the top carton.
I thought to myself,
Hmm, this feels really light.
But it was on top, so it was the partial one.
I only need a couple.
Plus, there is the full carton still in the fridge, right?
Guess what I found in the carton?
Can you guess?
Actually, don't even try to guess.
I am almost positive that you would never get it right.
It is a plastic monkey.
I knew that I had finished off a carton of eggs.
But my precious son, retrieved said carton, placed a monkey in it, and put it back in the fridge.
Because that is what you do if you ever find yourself with an empty egg carton and a monkey, isn't it?