Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Up, Up, and Away!

Sassy Bee and I were shopping in the craft store the other day. When we got to the counter, the only cashier, turned away (as if she didn't see or hear us--which is virtually impossible with the lungs on my kid) and proceeded to call her friend about an order of balloons. During her conversation, my dear sweet 3-year-old was yelling, "Hey! Hey! Hey Lady!" I tried to quiet her, but anyone with a determined child knows it is difficult without going to jail. So, finally, the lady hangs up the phone and looks at Sassy expectantly and Sassy says, "You talk on the phone too much! Can I have a balloon?"

Was I surprised? Not really.....Admittedly, I have heard worse from Sassy.
Was I Embarrassed? A little.
Was I in Agreement? Hell yes! I can't stand it when somebody makes me wait to chat on the phone...whether it be in the car or in a store or anywhere.

Did Sassy get her balloon? No. The lady looked right at Sassy and said, "You can't have one unless your mom can afford one...." Afford one? Well, I won't go on that rant, but needless to say, we didn't get a balloon.

And, before anyone asks....NO, I wasn't wearing my sweats....

Does anyone have a similar story?


Amberly said...

That is funny! I am glad your little Sassy told her what's what!!

2busy said...

Call management!

William said...

I can't stand rude people!

Not much related, but I'm gonna go there anyway:

I went to McDonalds for breakfast the other day. I took my food to my table and decided to wash my hands (and check my hair) before my meal.

I washed my hands (my hair was okay) and was only gone for about 45 seconds. When I came out of the restroom, I discovered that someone was sitting in my chair and my food was gone! I probably should have said something, but frankly I was stunned! I stared at her and she gave me a look of fright like she realized what she had just done! I left pretty ticked off that I had just spent 6 bucks on food I wouldn't eat.

So, anyways... there were only like 3 people in the restaurant, so it isn't like there weren't any other seats available. I can't imagine she thought I was finished, since I hadn't even begun eating - everything on my tray was still in the wrapper! I'm just glad I didn't leave my glasses or keys on the tray!

Still in a huff, I signaled to turn right on my way out of the parking lot. I waited for an opening and turned out as a lady (who was blabbing away on her cellphone) u-turned illegally in front of me. I had to brake hard and ended up stranded in the road until someone kindly braked to let me in!

I just hope she could lip read, because if I'm going to hell for saying those sorts of things... then they need to be received by their intended audience!

Of course, these things sort of set the mood for your whole day. Mine didn't get better.


Yesterday at Wal-Mart, I parked my shopping cart out of the way so I could hurry to get some bath soap out of a busy isle. I returned to see someone step away with my shopping cart.

You know, I can understand being in a hurry in Wal-Mart and not wanting to have to go back to the door to get your own cart, but stealing someone else's cart should be against the rules. If I had my way... that lady would have to sit in time-out or something!

Sometimes I think I'm just too passive. I should have casually ripped it out of her hands or waited till she was looking at something on a shelf and stole it back, but no. I ended up walking back to the front of the store to get another shopping cart.

As my luck would have it, I got the cart that pulls constantly to the right! My entire shopping spree was spent pushing with my right arm and pulling with my left.

Yeah, I'm a whiner... ah well.

Cade Jensen said...

She has Craig's sassiness.

Tina said...

I have MANY of these stories. Some from the customer side, others from the business owner side...like the lady who called asking for a job, wanted to know what kind of store it is and then she hung up on me when I told her I wasn't hiring. :) And I had caller ID...
Some people are so smart.