From there we zoomed over to Safeway in Denver to pick up Fuzz from work. We headed into the store to surprise him, and he came strolling on over. I had some extra Nuggets tickets and he gave them to his boss. He was happy to do so, as he wanted to brown nose just a bit. I thought it was cute as he showed Marissa and I the areas he's responsible for keeping "perfect" in the store. When Marissa picked up some Easter treats and put them down, he was quick to tell her to face them forward--telling us the time he spent earlier "fixing" the aisle. We walked around, bought a couple of things, and finally left.
the water gun. And while it's not a cheap place to spend the afternoon, never did they let me pay in those early years when I was a single mom. Seriously. They would pay for our Power Cards, our meals, our drinks. And when the kids didn't have enough tickets to get the "cool" gifts, my manager would give us the hook-up. Things have changed a bit in the sense where I now pay for their Power Cards, and yes we pay for our meal, but one of my old managers still works there and still hooks the kids up. Last night it was adding another 250 points to each of their cards--Kent and I purchased 375 points on each of their cards, so they were off and running. Two hours laters, with a crapload of tickets, we headed into the SWAG area--it used to be called the Winner's Circle back in the day... Marissa came out on top with 5714 tickets and Brandon had 5280--almost 11,000 tickets between the two of them. Ridiculous! They walked out of the place with Apple headphones, a remote control car, and a plasma ball--no wonder they love the place.
Kent and I love the place too. It was here where on date #3, he finally planted one on me. It's where we are able to sit and chat for a few hours, drinking a cold one, and relaxing--all the while knowing the kids are having a great time. It's where we can compete against one another, should we choose to, or join forces. We've come here with friends, with the kids, and just by ourselves. It's where I plan on throwing his 50th birthday party this November.