Attention K-Mart shoppers
Topic: Thoughts of the day
Had to make an emergency run to the grocery store today, the cupboards were getting bare and teenage boys were hungry. One stayed at home, the other came along to help and he also wanted to get a CD at K-Mart. I had to make the purchase because of parental advisory on the CD.
Maybe I'm just the guilty type but whenever I do this I feel like I'm doing something borderline illegal. The last time I did this though, the male cashier asked me for my ID!!!!!!! He said he had to card anyone who looks like they may be under 26. That absolutely made my day that time, even though I imagined him running over to his buddies afterward, screaming with laughter, saying "Can you believe she fell for that line?!"
Anyway, this time the cashier was an older woman. My son had told me before that she glares at him whenever he looks in the electronics section. Yes, I can see how this clean cut, polite, honor roll student must seem like a threat, I mean what are kids coming to? Sorry,sometimes I can't control the sarcasm. So I knew there'd be no compliments, false or otherwise for me this time.
When I handed over his money for the CD she began a speech about how she "can't believe parents buy their kids this crap" and kept on and on.I was really surprised, I couldn't believe she was giving me a lecture. She must have noticed the look on my face because she suddenly backed off and said "But I wasn't talking about you."
Peaceful and wimpy person that I am, I let it go, even though I was fuming inside.My son was grumbling a little though. I told him that she had no right to judge someone's purchase like that, and I would handle it. (I wonder what she says when people buy condoms?)
When I got home I called the store manager. He was so apologetic I began to feel guilty again...but I got over it and didn't lose my temper. Hey, there's always tomorrow.
Posted by girlinthecorner1
at 2:29 PM MDT