Post Delayed Until Tomorrow: Dee Got Run Over By a Motorized Grocery Cart

Why do I always choose the shopping cart with the squeaky wheel? Is it my bad luck, or are all the carts dysfunctional? Rachel Nichols


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This afternoon, I was doing some grocery shopping. As I leaned over to get peanut butter, my grocery cart jammed into my abdomen. This led to me crashing back against the metal shelves which caused all the cans to hit the floor and my arms to get scraped on my way to thee floor. I hit the floor with my head and my hip. My foot was twisted as well.

An elderly lady was taking the corner of the aisle at high speed on her motorized metal grocery cart and hit me dead on. This caused quite the commotion. After I realized that I was OK, several men helped me off the floor. The elderly woman was crying and I was afraid for her since she did not appear well. So I gave her a hug and told her I was perfectly fine.

Well, I lied, a little. I just wanted to get home. I am quite sore and my head is hurting. I wrote about 60 % of the post and found I couldn’t concentrate due to a headache.

Until tomorrow!

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Post Delayed Until Tomorrow: Dee Got Run Over By a Motorized Grocery Cart — 69 Comments

  1. Just relax if you can… you need to regroup. Somehow, we will survive. 🙂 Seriously, hope you feel better soon…

  2. praying! concussion?

    only when you are well will we visualize this and maybe get a giggle at the slapstick of it. until then, lifting you up!

  3. Bless you! As they say, “You couldn’t make this stuff up!” Praying that your recovery is swift and that you can rest tonight.

  4. Oh, Dee!

    Hope you’re feeling better soon. You’re a nurse and hubbies a doc, soooooo . . . a concussion shouldn’t be hard to diagnose if necessary.

  5. Ouch! So glad you weren’t seriously injured!
    …….. but, still ….. can’t help but giggle a little. Fact is stranger than fiction, again.

    I hope I’m wrong, but I think you may be pretty stiff and sore tomorrow. Just take it easy. We can wait.

  6. Praying for you, Dee. Please take good care of yourself. Praying too for the elderly woman who hit you.

  7. “After I realized that I was OK, several men helped me off the floor. The elderly woman was crying and I was afraid for her since she did not appear well. So I gave her a hug and told her I was perfectly fine.

    Well, I lied, a little. I just wanted to get home. I am quite sore and my head is hurting. I wrote about 60 % of the post and found I couldn’t concentrate due to a headache”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++

    oh, dee, so sorry! these things are so painful. i’m glad you’re ok — but i’m sure very sore. thank you for being so faithful with your blog and all us readers. you and deb are truly appreciated very much.

    your story brings to mind that everybody lies, now and then (even neo-calvinists… even Robert), in a variety of complex moments & for a variety of selfless reasons.

    …and GO MEN! how great that their instant & automatic reaction was to simply help you. they do me proud. indeed, being human is something to be proud of. that’s my deep conviction, that makes me very happy.

  8. Take care, Dee! I’m in Nagasaki today and visited the museum of 26 Martyrs, men and teens who were crucified on a hill near my hotel in 1597. I’m on my way to Unzen, where there’s a volcanic national park and, our guide told us, Christians were tortured at the hot springs and various other volcanic features in the region.

    Japan is an amazing place!

  9. Hope all is well and there is no concussion.

    this does sound like a prelude to a corny Christmas song.
    “Dee got runn’d over by a grocery cart while shopping in the peanut butter aisle

    Get some rest. Be well

  10. 🙁

    Really sorry to hear your news. Scotland has arranged three days of continuous rain in sympathy. This won’t actually help. But we all hope you’re feeling better soon.

  11. Oh, gosh, you just never know what a day is going to bring forth! Praying there is no lasting damage and you recover quickly, Dee.

  12. Perhaps see your primary care physician for a checkup and perhaps tests, Dee, especially if you are on a blood thinner. We don’t want to lose you to a brain bleed.

  13. Oh that’s really awful. Frightening when it happens. I’m sorry to hear it. Hope you can rest peacefully.

  14. This is terrible. I wish I were there to help. Please make yourself your priority until you’re well.

  15. I am so sorry! May you find peace and healing in rest! And don’t go crazy watching all the personal injury lawyers commercials on TV!

  16. The real issue here is simple: smooth or chunky peanut butter?

    Seriously, appreciate all that you do. Praying for you to feel better.

  17. Dee, I am sorry for your accident, and hopeful for a speedy recovery. Praying for you & yours, and for the elderly lady.

  18. Thank you for your kind comments. I am doing much better today except for a very sore shoulder and arm. I have to admit, the entire situation was rather amusing to think about later on.

    It was chunky peanut butter.

  19. As I leaned over to get peanut butter, my grocery cart jammed into my abdomen. This led to me crashing back against the metal shelves which caused all the cans to hit the floor and my arms to get scraped on my way to thee floor. I hit the floor with my head and my hip. My foot was twisted as well.

    This is commonly called “The Wile E Coyote Effect”.
    “MEEP! MEEP!”

  20. Before you know it, they are going to need to put traffic signals and grocery stores! Here’s hoping you recuperate quickly!

  21. Here’s hoping you recover quickly from this incident.

    I’m sure Piper will be tweeting real soon that a MAN should have been driving that motorized scooter instead of a woman. That elderly woman ran into you because she was rebellious and not under the proper ‘authority’ of a man, so she is not only damaging the ‘gospel’ but your chunky peanut butter as well! 🙂

    In all seriousness–I pray that all parties involved are O.K.!

  22. That whole things sounds like some cheesy horror spoof where inanimate objects under some evil influence start attacking the main character. Glad you’re doing better.

  23. In other news, Paige Patterson’s come back is almost complete. He has taken to Twitter for the first time since his demise at SWBTS, announcing a new web site and promoting his role at Southeastern Evangelical Seminary’s “Ethics” conference.

    https://twitter.com/_PPatterson_

  24. Root 66,

    Root 66: I’m sure Piper will be tweeting real soon that a MAN should have been driving that motorized scooter instead of a woman. That elderly woman ran into you because she was rebellious and not under the proper ‘authority’ of a man, so she is not only damaging the ‘gospel’ but your chunky peanut butter as well!

    Actually, he will tweet that it was preordained before the foundation of the world as a result of God’s mysterious decree!

  25. So sorry to hear about this, Dee! I’m glad to hear that you’re not feeling too badly, and I hope the pain will ease soon.

  26. Muslin, fka Dee Holmes: Japan is an amazing place!

    Welcome to Japan!

    I hope you’re enjoying your stay! I’ve never been to Nagasaki, although I’d love to see lots of places in Kyushu. Don’t know what your itinerary is, but if it takes you near Niigata, I’d love to meet you in person.

    The Deebs can let you know what my e-mail address is, if you want to get in touch off the message board. Have a great visit!

  27. Hang in there, Dee. Glad you are a nurse married to a doctor at times like these. Life is unnecessarily difficult it seems some days. Lots of us cheering and praying for you. You are not even in my top 100 of people that I think might benefit by getting clobbered by cans as they fall on the floor and being whacked by a lady in the motorized cart.

  28. NJ:
    That whole things sounds like some cheesy horror spoof where inanimate objects under some evil influence start attacking the main character.Glad you’re doing better.

    Maximum Overdrive II?

  29. Vinnie: Actually, he will tweet that it was preordained before the foundation of the world as a result of God’s mysterious decree!

    And God was preordained to decree it!
    (Welcome to Socratic Atheism, where God is but another puppet of Predestination…)

  30. Wartburgers must understand that this did not happen because of purposeless predestination nor because the elderly driver was not under appropriate male authority.

    In fact, God was lashing out in anger at homosexuality. Normally, of course, these holy tantra result in multiple deaths, to teach us things. We must be grateful that this one did not.

  31. Nick Bulbeck,

    Also some skyscrapers in Dubai are going to fall over for the same reason. Please note that I’m saying this from a secret location because of the dangers for Christians here in Scotland.

    **** – am I a Hebrews 11 Hero Of The Faith or what.

  32. ION: Cinema

    The free Horror Channel over here is showing Night of the Living Deb tonight. Wikipedia describes this as a “romantic zombie comedy”.

    I’m sure there’s a lesson for us all there.

  33. NJ: That whole things sounds like some cheesy horror spoof where inanimate objects under some evil influence start attacking the main character.

    No, I’m quite certain it was planned and executed by some of the pedos and their friends whom the Deebs have been exposing!

  34. Nick Bulbeck:
    ION: Cinema

    The free Horror Channel over here is showing Night of the Living Deb tonight. Wikipedia describes this as a “romantic zombie comedy”.

    I’m sure there’s a lesson for us all there.

    I thought Shawn of the Dead was the Zombie Rom Com.

  35. Root 66: I’m sure Piper will be tweeting real soon

    Once again– there is NO topic which cannot be turned around to be all about— MOI!
    Need to get my tweeter in gear for this one.
    But I think Dee could edit her post to begin:
    Pastor John wasn’t giving his full attention to glorifying God by enjoying Him forever.
    SOOOO… to get Pastor John’s attention, God ordained that this afternoon I was doing some grocery shopping… etc usw and so on.

  36. Oh Dee! I’m so glad you’re okay, & I feel bad for laughing. I hope the driver is okay too.

    If it makes you feel any better I punched myself in the face the other day, when I was in bed & whacked an uncomfortable pillow to make it change shape, & my fist kept travelling & my thumbnail snagged on my eyelid meaning I woke up to crescent shaped cut under my eyebrow & had to explain that to several youth clubs full of young people. My gracefulness knows no beginning.

  37. Oh, my goodness! Rest and recover. I’m sure the speeding driver feels terrible. We’ll look for an update on your condition when you’re up to posting, and pray for you in the meantime.

    The resemblance to the goofy Christmas song (that someone referenced above) was my first reaction to the title. I’ve had my own narrow escape from a motorized cart that the driver suddenly threw into reverse without looking or realizing I was in the direct path. Two other customers were very amused, watching me do the squirrel scramble this way and that, while I tried to decide whether to abandon my cart or try to save it along with myself. (I saved both, whew)

    While a painful episode in real life, it has possibilities for an amusing movie scene. Nightmare in the Grocery Store. Attack of the Motorized Grocery Cart. Need for Speed, Grocery Edition. The Little Grocery Cart Around the Corner.

  38. Just wondering if Turk’s mother lives in NC?

    Seriously though, shopping is getting to be a risky business with all those maniacs in electric carts buzzing around. A NASCAR driver at Bristol has better odds of escaping unscathed!

    I recommend this option – https://grocery.walmart.com/help_1

    Stay safe out there, we can’t afford to lose you!

  39. Todd Wilhelm: Just wondering if Turk’s mother lives in NC?

    OTOH, as far as I’m aware, we only have the interweb’s word for it that “Turk” isn’t an elderly woman.

  40. Nick Bulbeck: OTOH, as far as I’m aware, we only have the interweb’s word for it that “Turk” isn’t an elderly woman.

    Or a dog.
    Or a chicken pecking the keyboard.

  41. Todd Wilhelm: Seriously though, shopping is getting to be a risky business with all those maniacs in electric carts buzzing around.

    Out here we call them “Obesity Scooters”.

  42. Just noticed 66 comments… too similar to 666 comments (see earlier post). Here let me fix that– there that’s better.

  43. Pastor John:
    Just noticed 66 comments… too similar to 666 comments (see earlier post). Here let me fix that– there that’s better.

    Perhaps it’s a sign that the lady driving the scooter is the MOTHER of the Beast! I’m glad you fixed it! 🙂

  44. Root 66: Perhaps it’s a sign that the lady driving the scooter is the MOTHER of the Beast!I’m glad you fixed it!

    That’s it! And God’s been sending himmicaines her way to try and get her attention!