Monster Mission is just old enough to use the potty, yet today he nominated himself as a Mystery Shopper in our local Asda.
Have you ever taken your little one to the shops and come back with a little more than you paid for? Well I’m sure we have all been there, done that and brought the t-shirt, unless it’s just my thrifty fingered lot.
Thinking back it was Teenage Missions favourite pastime in the Asda, in the end I had to check the tray of Drama’s buggy just incases. We inherited a few strange items, in the end I used to wish they would stock good stuff on the bottom shelves just to make it worthwhile.
So today Monster broke the Mission tradition. Instead of taking something he had forgotten to pay for he spent his time running around the store filling up unsuspecting victims baskets. His first victim a little old lady shopping for a birthday card, then bam Monster strikes and her basket is filled with birthday cards. I suppose he was only trying to help, you can never be too prepared.
His next victim was a lady, early 30’s shopping for sweets. She didn’t count on the Monster mystery shopper, because she ended up with a basket full of Haribo sweets. I couldn’t get away quick enough. Just when I thought his reign of terror was over he stuck again, only this time he had met his match.
A little girl was shopping with her daddy, Monster was in the biscuit aisle and was eyeing up the chocolate fingers. It was like a scene from a John Wayne film. He stood one end and she was the other, he walked up to the shelf and picked up a packet of chocolate fingers. He slowly walked to the basket and placed the packet in; it all seemed so easy so he did it again. He didn’t count on the fact that every time he put one pack in the little girl was taking them back out, he wasn’t too sure why they were all disappearing. He carried on until the little girl’s dad noticed that his little girl had turned in to a mystery shopper too, because it seemed she was putting them in people’s trolleys as they passed.
The pair of us could do nothing but laugh and quickly get our little shoppers out of the store as quickly as possible. So lots of people would have got to the tills and noticed a few more items than they bargained and budgeted for. So next time you are at Asda look out for your own little mystery shopper, he will be around.