Toilet Paper Aisle
Leave it to me to be homesick in Winnipeg.
Mom and Bob left for Toronto last Wednesday, so I've been in an empty house since. It's been so long since I've been doing my grocery shopping here. I don't even know what kind of toilet paper to buy!
I started feeling panicky, so I sat down in the empty aisle beside my cart. Then I pulled my hat over my face, and started crying.
Male voice: "Are you alright?"
Male voice: "Are you sure?"
Me: "Yes." (Nod, with hat still on face.)
I hear more people coming, so I try to pull myself together. (There's starting to be a bit of a crowd.)
Elderly couple: "Are you alright?"
Elderly couple: "Are you sure?"
Me: "Yes. I'm just homesick."
Elderly couple: "Where are you from?"
Me: "Ironically, Winnipeg, but I've been going to school in the states for 6 years, I just got home, and my parents are out of town. I don't even know what kind of toilet paper to buy."
Elderly couple: "For today, anything will do. We buy..."
I finish pulling myself together, put my hat on my head and pull the brim low, and continue grocery shopping.
I'm pathetic. I want my mom.