I had a few errands to run this week. One of them was to exchange a bra I had purchased. I thought nothing of bringing my trusty side-kick, Grant, along for the errands. When will I get it through my head that baby’s grown’ up?
We had two quick stops in the same shopping center. I parked the car, we got out and went into the first shop, took care of business and then into the lingerie store. I was at the counter for about a minute when I realized Grant wasn’t with me. Or anywhere in the store, for that matter.
He had stepped outside and planned to wait for me on the sidewalk in front of the shop. He has never left a shop without saying anything to me before. I looked out on him. “Too much ladies’ underwear?” I asked.
“Um, yeah. I don’t want to go back in there.”
No problem. Now that I know, I will make sure to be sensitive to that. Seriously, people: I was on Errand-Auto-Pilot mode and it didn’t even cross my mind he might be uncomfortable.
How about you? Ever made a dumb blunder like this? Please tell me I am not alone.