The Daily Ping

The 5,000th Ping will be published on September 14, 2013.

November 28th, 2007

Two Department Store Fears

My “kid fears” week on the Ping continues. Two big fears I had as a kid were related to shopping with my folks. No, no, it wasn’t anything they did.

One fear was experiencing a power outage in the store – while in the bathroom. I distinctly remember this happening at least once at Zayre when I was, oh, really little. And it freaked me the heck out. Even to this day, walking into a darkened public bathroom makes me jumpy for a second.

But the bigger one was getting separated from my folks at the store. This happened more than once at Venture, and then I had to go up to the customer service desk in tears and ask them to page my mom or dad. Never fun, never fun.

I didn’t fear high prices.

Posted in Childhood Memories

Steve A November 29, 2007, 1:17 am

Worst kid fear – getting on the wrong school bus. And yup, it happened to me. We had moved to WA from CA. I knew NOBODY. I only knew that I was supposed to be on Bus # (whatever). Nobody bothered to tell me there were TWO Bus # (whatevers) and I ended up in some town I never heard of.

Fortunately I was, let’s just say, NOT a juvenile and had the phone number written down. The folks who found me lost and bewildered I found out many years later turned out to be relatives of my ex.

Ciao,

What is this then?

The Daily Ping is the web's finest compendium of toilet information and Oreo™® research. Too much? Okay, okay, it's a daily opinion column written by two friends. Did we mention we've been doing this for over ten years? Tell me more!

Most Popular Pings

Last Week's Most Popular Pings

Let's be nice.

© 2000-2011 The Daily Ping, all rights reserved. Tilted sidebar note idea 'adapted' from Panic. Powered by the mighty WordPress.