Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Don't Think God is Listening? Try Him

Yesterday I had a double doctor's appointment in town for myself and Princess. I decided to take advantage of the time and trip and go to Whole Foods as it is about a 30 minute drive from home, usually. Whole Foods, (as a friend calls it "Whole Ripp-Off") is not my favorite place to spend money. It is one of the only grocery stores you can go up to the cash register with 4 or 5 things and be $100 short after. But, it happens to be necessary for our family's dietary needs. However, one can get starry-eyed in there and be taken in by all the sights.
Before I go into any shopping experience, I try to remember to say a short prayer, that I will be a good steward and only purchase what is necessary. So, I did, and Princess and I went in. As I grabbed the first thing on the list, with no warning, the man next to me began shouting at me, "You know what you need?! Oatmeal. Do you have oatmeal at home? This place is a RIP-OFF! They say it's all organic but they just want you to spend lots of money! ALL you really need for yourself and her, is LOTS of oatmeal. And water. Drink LOTS of it!" He was very adament about his theories and left me no room for argument. I did manage to get in that some people have allergies to oatmeal, to which he replied, "No! Uh-uh! I have a stomach of steel!..." at this point I began to seek the quickest escape possible, I grabbed only the very few things I was desperate for and told Princess we needed to get to the check-out IMMEDIATELY. I tried desperately to get on the other side of the store, but whatever row I was on, he was at the end of it, still talking to me. I finally got out of the store and quickly to my car. Phew! I have never been in and out of that store so fast. Then I remembered my prayer, and laughed. God sure has a way of answering your little prayers, doesn't he? Bon App├ętit.

All You Need is Oatmeal and Water!


  1. I go for the smells.

  2. Haha, AWESOME idea! I will be praying this every time I enter a store from now on! Thanks V!