#Sol18 March 5

Slice of LIfe  

I am participating in the March Slice of Life Challenge: A slice a day for all of March.  You should do it too!  Thank you, Two Writing Teachers! Readers, check out their site, and start slicing!

On my way to Wegmans, I thought I’d stop by Kohl’s to get Mr. Thought a pair of much needed sneakers. To get to our Kohl’s, you drive by Target, then by an odd empty parking lot first. That odd empty parking lot is where I noticed 3 police cars as one of them drove away. Quickly.

“Hmmm.” I thought as I watched the car go into the Kohl’s parking lot.

And then the other cars sped over too.

Not sure what to do, or where to park, I wondered if I should even go shopping anymore. This is the bad side effect to a good imagination. I mean, in the movie version of this scene, people who still went in the store would most likely be killed somehow, right? I was reminded of a late-night grocery store errand last year. That time, I drove into the almost deserted parking lot, and noticed some sort of hazmat truck, people in full bodysuits, masks, long hoses, and large canisters. That night, I turned around and drove to a nearby grocery store. I know that movie, or maybe that Stephen King book. Nope.

But, somehow today, I kept driving. I ended up with a front row seat to 4 police cars surrounding an SUV, several officers talking to 3 people.

I called Mr. Thought and said, “I was going to go to Kohl’s to buy you some surprise sneakers, but. . .”

Then there was a pat down.

A handcuffing.

A riffling through Kohl’s bags and a holding up of purses.

Another pat down.

I drove away — but just to another parking spot. Mr. Thought really needed new sneakers.



6 thoughts on “#Sol18 March 5

  1. I love the last line. I thought you were driving away for good, but I’m glad Mr. Thought got his new sneakers despite your overly active imagination (which made me feel better to know I’m not the only one with crazy scenarios racing through my mind).

  2. Oooh…I love an unexpected police story! Lol, you just never know what you might see when you are out and about. I love that you noticed and decided to share. Great slice! I hope he liked his new sneakers!

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