Last week I had a very interesting conversation with the check out lady at Walmart. They have recently moved the baby formula up front and it needs to be purchased in the 10 items or less lane. This may seem like a small thing, but it’s inconvenient to have to pay for groceries in one line, and then get into another line and pay again for formula. Especially since this adds additional time to a trip that is already pushing nap time and Jayce’s patience. I decided to strike up a conversation about this as I was checking out.
Me: So why has the formula been moved up front?
Her: Well a lot of people were stealing it, so they had to move it up with the cigarettes and everything. It’s a hassle for everyone.
Her: (pause) Also, I heard they are using it to make meth.
Me: What?! Formula?! (pause) I think you are thinking of cold medicine.
Her: Well…you never know with those people.
For some reason I’m finding it hard to believe, even though you never know with “those people,” that they are turning iron-infused, colic-reducing, baby-nourishing formula into illegal drugs. But maybe that’s just me.