Thursday, January 15, 2009

Speaking of manners...

I had the most bizarre thing happened to me today; I mean, I was really waiting for Ashton Kutcher to jump out and tell me I was being Punk'd. W and I were at our favorite grocery store, Wegman's, today after school. We were in the produce section. I had just put our bananas in a bag after counting out seven of them with W. I turned the cart around to get to the produce weigh station to print out our little price sticker, when all of a sudden...

Cranky Old Man: Hey! You just bumped your cart into my G-D leg! Watch where you're going!
Me: Oh, I'm so sorry, I didn't mean to.
COM: (sarcastically) Yeah, I know you didn't. Why don't you think about what you're doing and watch where you're going. Get your head out of the clouds. Pay attention to other people.
Me: silent; staring in disbelief
COM: walking away, mumbling various insults

Did that really just happen? I mean, he sort of took it over the line with the foul language. If I hadn't been so shocked, I might have said something snappy back to him, such as, "Excuse me, please don't use that language in front of my child" or something to that effect. Mike says I should have gotten the store manager to kick him out for his profanity.
On the way home, still not believing what had happened, I got to thinking about the guy. What a miserable person he must be to speak in such a manner to a complete stranger. I mean, if that's how he talks to people he doesn't know, can you imagine how he acts towards people he does know? I said a little prayer for the guy. I really did. Even if he did act like a turd.
On a completely different note, the weather outside is frightful. It's 18 degrees out right now. Tonight's low will be 7. That's not a typo--it will be 7 degrees tonight. Tomorrow's high will be 17. Brrrrrrrr!

2 comments:

i'm black betty said...

yeah...i had a woman at walmart push my cart all the way down the frozen food aisle because my buggy was in front of the freezer section she wanted to look in. she didn't even bother to ASK me to move it. let's just say i was the one cussing her that morning and ONLY because my child was NOT with me. oh well...she asked for it.

Roz said...

that man would have thought he had died and gone to hell if had pulled that shizz on me!!