Because I knew that Kevin's mother Dorothy was going to be including me @ Christmas dinner (and feeding CoCo too :) ), I wanted to get her a hostess gift ...
After mulling over several options, I saw, in the Kroger's circular, a complete meal for at least six people - meat, two sides, rolls - for around $30! This is IT! I smiled and said to myself: she feeds me dinner, I provide the next one :)
So I went to the deli counter .... and there encountered my first surly woman, a rarity in the South! She snarled that I was to come back in 15 minutes ...and when I did, I saw this poor fellow deli employee - a woman maybe 70 lbs - struggling to carry this HUGE box. So I moved out of the way. And she followed me. And so I moved. And she followed me.
AND THEN I REALIZED SHE HAD MY ORDER ;-
The poor lady was bent half backwards, so I quickly grabbed it. It wasn't so much heavy, as it was awkward. I struggled w/ it to the register (I didn't have a cart) and by then I was out of breath and frankly, overwhelmed!
There is a male cashier named Lee who has cerebal palsy and who is the most gentle soul you'd ever want to meet - I remember him from when I last lived here. He immediately walked over, took the box, got me a carriage, and rang me up with a portable device on his belt. God bless Lee!
Realizing it swallowed up the hatchback area in my truck, I decided to ship it -but got to the UPS store and the line was literally out the door!
Got it home and -oh dear: it wouldn't fit in my refrigerator ;-
At that point I opened the box. AND REALIZED IT ONLY TOOK UP HALF THE BOX - the other half of the box was empty!
Individually, it fit in my fridge ... and in the $7 stryofoam ice chest I bought to haul it up there ...very easily!