Wednesday, June 9, 2010
I Lost Wayne Today!
I drove us up to South Ogden this afternoon to have Stephanie, our niece, cut our hair since we are leaving on Monday for Indiana. After getting our hair cut, Wayne wanted to go to Sears to look at their tools. I wanted to run into Dillard's for a few minutes and suggested that he accompany me into Dillard's and then we would go down to Sears that was located on the other end of the indoor mall. Wayne insisted that I park by Dillard's and he walk down to Sears.
After looking around Dillard's for a few minutes I got into the car and drove down to Sears. We had made previous arrangements that he would stay in the tool department at Sears until I came to pick him up. I looked all over the tool section for awhile and then decided to check upstairs to see if there were some tools there. I found a lot of appliances and furniture but not Wayne.
Wayne hadn't brought his phone with him so I couldn't call him, but he had played Scrabble with my phone while waiting for Stephanie to finish cutting my hair, so I knew that he could call me. I sat down on a lawn chair that was by the tool department in Sears for about 45 minutes and waited but still no Wayne. I figured that even if he had decided to go somewhere else that he'd come back to our planned meeting place.
I started wondering if I was going to have to stay until the mall closed before I found him. I went into the mall and decided to walk down to Dillard's because I knew that he didn't feel well enough to be walking around all that time. He was either sitting on a bench or had fallen asleep somewhere in the mall. On the way to Dillard's I took a left turn to the food court at the last second, just to make sure that he wasn't sitting in there. Guess who was looking for a Mountain Dew? Wayne's mouth hurt and he had decided that a Mountain Dew would help.
I was really relieved that I had finally found him. This could have gone on for hours and my visiting teachers were scheduled to visit in less than an hour from that time. Everything worked out just fine but I told him that from now on if he doesn't bring his phone I'm going to put a child leash on him when we go shopping. He actually agreed and said that he was O.K. with that. Ha! It's really my fault. I knew that he would never stay in Sears until I got there.