If I were trapped in Walmart over night. Intriguing thought. Have you ever thought about being locked in a store? I’ve never really thought about it before. But, now that I do think about it… it would be kind of strange and interesting. The first thing I thought of was… Walmarts don’t close at night. But some close around the holidays. So I’m going to just pretend that they were closing this night.
As I crawl out of the tent I was testing, I think to myself “all the lights are off. Hmm… strange maybe the power is out.” But as I look around, I realize no one is in sight. “HELLOOO???” I yell out. No response, just eerie silence. “I guess everyone’s on break”. But wait, it’s dark outside and then it dawns on me, OH MY GOODNESS I’M TRAPPED IN WALMART!!!! Wait, maybe I can call mom.”
As I dash to the front of the store I glance out the front windows and I now know, for sure, I am all alone. There are no cars in the parking lot. None! I turned my attention back to looking for a phone, and notice the steel gate. “Dang, the phones are blocked off.” I look through the thick steel bars and see the phone on the counter just a few feet away. “Maybe I can use a broom to reach it!” and I quickly run to the cleaning aisle. I grab the first long-handle tool I find, a Swiffer Sweeper. I race back to the cage and I stick the end of the sweeper through the opening. I barely am able to reach the phone. As I start trying to drag it to me, the phone falls and bounces out of my reach. As I groan out loud “Mom’s going to be worried sick”, I plop down to contemplate my situation.
“Wait, maybe this isn’t so bad, I mean, I got a whole Walmart to myself!” I stand up with excitement, and then slowly sit back down as another thought crosses my mind ” What if am here for weeks? I’ll get dehydrated.” While sitting there on the floor pondering this new thought, I hear the hum of a nearby refrigerator. I start laughing out loud as I realize I am sitting against a drink refrigerator! I reach in and grab me a Sprite. After hunting down and eating a bag of chips with my sprite, I decide to stroll over to the toy aisle to pass some time.
On the way to the toy aisle, I stop at the candy aisle and grab me a pack of gum. As I unwrap the gum, I think to myself “I should not open a bunch of toys cause I might have to pay for them later.” So when I get to the toy aisle I immediately spot the Lego section and open a Lego City kit which I assemble in 30 minutes. “Well I’ve passed 30 of my minutes and it’s…. hmmm where is a clock? So I have who knows how much time left till morning, better find one.” On my way in search of it, I happen to spot the video games, “well… a minute or two won’t hurt” as I get detoured and start looking through the video games. “I’ve always wanted to try a Nintendo DSi. Oh here is a green one, how cool and look, it comes with a Mario game!”
I continue looking for a clock while I try to figure out how to play the DSi. I find myself a wristwatch and notice it’s midnight so I guess I’ll figure out what I can use for a bed… “I know, a blow up camping bed!” I try to remember where the camping area is and if that is even where the blow up beds are located. When I finally find the camping area, I hunt the aisles for a blow up bed. I can’t find any anywhere. So I decide to settle for a soft sleeping bag. I haul the sleeping bag over to the TVs and roll it out in front of the largest. I find the newest Star Wars movie and put it in. I climb into my sleeping bag. Not far into the movie I’m asleep.
The next thing I know, I hear the hum of lights as they flicker on. “Morning? Already? I pull myself out of the sleeping bag and stretch. I see the lights again and realize… that means somebody is here!! I dart to the front of the store where I find two ladies busy getting the store ready to open. I startled them as I approached. And I said “Boy, I’m so glad to see you! I got locked in here last night!” They both looked at me with large eyes, “How?” I started explaining and suddenly stopped… I ask “can I call my mom? She is probably sick with worry over where I am!” The ladies immediately opened the gate so I could use the phone. Not 30 minutes later I’m riding home thinking “What an experience”!
I hope you all enjoyed my story of what I would do if I were trapped in Walmart!
See ya soon!
I like how you made your post sound like a story! But I don’t understand why you chose gum instead of candy. 😉 But I do like chips. I also have a sleeping bag. I look forward to meeting you done day.
Gage Corlew says
Hello Mary Grace! Thanks for commenting on my post! And the reason I chose gum is sometimes gum tastes a whole lot like candy. 😀 I really like chips when they are salty, what kind do you like? I also look forward to meeting you and your family.
Jennifer Lambert says
Nice! I’d probably play games and eat chips and drink soda too. And read. And watch movies.