It was on March 17 on a Tuesday Just two days after I had completed my finals and spring break had begun. I had gotten bad news the previous week that my grand mother who raised me was seriously injured in a car accident and was in the ICU. It was very devastating to me and since she was in a different country, I could not get to see her. My cousin was traveling the following day to visit and I thought that would be a great opportunity for me to sent my cousin with something for my grand mother as well as send my best wishes. I embraced the opportunity and decided to buy my grand mother something special.
I remember the incident like it was yesterday, it was about noon on a Tuesday when I and my cousin decided to make a trip to KOHL’s department store. The neighborhood streets were quiet as I we drove through towards Southtown center mall. I had made an appointment the same day with the wind shield company who were to come and replace my wind shield screen which had cracked. They promised that they would call me as soon as they were in the area between 1300 and 1600. Since the store was not very far from where I lived, I thought that I would get back in time when they call. We proceeded to go to my favorite store that I and my family have been going to for years. I took my cousin with me so that I can get her opinion. My initial plan was to get some nice pair of sandals and a sweater for my grand mother.
We entered the store and on the side of the door way I took the shopping handbag which was smaller in size since we were only getting a few things and did not need the big shopping cart. We went upstairs to the shoes section and started going over the selection. We tried a few pair of sandals and came to an agreement on a light weight animal print pair of sandals which were about $ 50. We left the shoe box on the chair besides the mirror and put the shoes in the shopping handbag. As we were walking along, we saw other clothing on sale and decided to get a few more things. Before we knew it, we had more clothing in our hands and hence, decided to go for the shopping cart which was right by the escalators. We placed all the other things that we had selected thereafter and proceeded to checkout.
Among the things that we got from the sale were: a winter jacket for my cousin, two tops, one skirt, one dress and two pairs of pants. We got my grandmother a brown sweater, bread and the pair of sandals. It was about 1245 by the time we decided to go to the register. My cousin decided to go to the next store and get some supplements from the GNC store while I paid for the items and we decided to meet outside in about 10 minutes. I had a large size pink purse which was on my left arm. I had my wallet and my keys on my left hand so I did not have to reach into my purse to pay for the items. The lady at the register was ringing up the items when I received a phone call. It was a gentleman from the glass company and he mentioned that he was five...