So I’m working on a fun Do-It-Yourself craft project for some wedding decorations. I’m not sure if I’m gonna follow through, but last night I did a test-run to see if everything will look like it does on the internet tutorial.
For the project, I needed coffee filters. Since I had to do some grocery shopping anyway, I went to Chedraui (supermarket) after work. I went through every single aisle during my shopping, and along the way I kept an eye out for the coffee filters.
Disposable plate aisle: Not there.
Paper towel/toilet paper aisle: Not there.
Coffee aisle: Wow! An entire aisle dedicated solely to coffee and tea. Surely this must be it! I have found it! … not.
After I’d found everything else on my list, I walked by all the aisles again, twice. I even checked out the dinnerware department. Squat. Zip. Zero. Nada.
I then did yet another loop around the food section in search of an employee. Five minutes later, I caught one!
Me: Excuse me, miss, can you tell me where the coffee filters are?
Employee: They’re in the electronics department.
Me: Ok, thanks. Wait… no, I meant the paper coffee filters, not a coffee maker.
Employee: Yes. In the electronics department.
Me: The paper ones? The things you put into the coffee maker every time you make coffee?
Me: Ok, thanks. Can you also tell me where food coloring is?
Employee: What’s that? Let me ask the guy in charge of the food department.
*goes in search of other guy*
Employee: What was it you were looking for again?
Me: Food coloring. The liquid drops you use to change the color of food.
Guy: (Whispers to employee, “I don’t know what she’s talking about.”) (To me: “It’s by the spices.”)
Needless to say, the food coloring was most certainly NOT by the spices (I knew you were lying, you silly little man). I just have to assume Mexicans don’t use food coloring. Ok, no biggie. I had a backup plan anyway.
So, I made my way to the electronics department. Didn’t see any coffee filters. I saw an electronics department employee shelving DVDs. I thought, “Ok, I guess I have to ask him. He is going to think I’m a complete idiot. What kind of idiot would actually believe there are paper coffee filters in the electronics section?” I sucked it up.
Me: Excuse me sir, are the… um… err… coffee filters in this area?
Dude: Coffee filters? Hmmm…
*crap! CRAP! I AM an idiot! Run away now before he gets a good look at your face!*
Dude: Yeah, I think they’re over here.
*Oh, please let it be true. Otherwise I’m the biggest idiot on the planet.*
Sure enough, there they were, right next to the coffee makers.
Who in their right mind would think to look in electronics for coffee filters???????? GAAAH!
*Editor’s Note: Turns out Mexicans DO use food coloring. I just got stuck with 2 employees who are unaware of the joys of baking.
Also, here’s a picture of what I’m trying to make (if I decide I like it):