Wednesday, April 21, 2010
CONGRATULATIONS!...Now stuff a sock in it!
I was at the grocery store today buying a few things that I would need for work for the next few days. I had my goods in my dorky little plastic basket that makes me feel like Little Red Riding Hood every time I pick one up. I finished my shopping and entered the check-out line. I placed my items on the conveyor belt and sat waiting behind a younger gal who had a few items--one of which was a pregnancy test. You could tell that the girl just wanted to make time through the grocery line and unfortunately the lady in front of her was slower than snail snot. This lady, while waiting for all of her items to be scanned, looked at the goods this young gal was purchasing and said, "Oh! So you must be really excited! I see you're buying a pregnancy test!" The gal looked mortified. It might as well have been over the loud speaker, "Herb, clean up in Aisle 9...OH! and the girl with the long brown hair and the blue jacket in the express lane is buying a pregnancy test! Make sure you tell her congratulations and high five her on the way out the door!" Ugh. I felt bad for her. Then, it was her turn to check out. I'll be darned if the check-out lady didn't do the exact same thing to her but only worse--she interrogated her by asking her if this was planned, if she had any other kids, etc. The girl turned about three shades of red and couldn't muster up many words--you could tell she was already uncomfortable enough. I was standing behind her in line and I felt like I needed to stage an intervention and give these people a lesson in manners and political correctness. Just a little heads-up and FYI for all you people out there: it doesn't matter if this potential bun in the oven was the most wanted little goober on the planet...NEVER EVER QUESTION AN INNOCENT WOMAN WHO IS TRYING TO BUY A BABY BATTER PEE STICK TESTER. It's just rude and it's none of your beeswax. Mkay? Mkay. :)