Monday, October 20, 2008

If it comes with an insult, it shoulda been free.




Last weekend my boys had a basketball camp. And since it was UEA Weekend (no school Thursday or Friday here in Utah) the camp started pretty early each morning. Okay so it wasn't THAT early but whatever. After dropping the boys off I found myself ALONE (which hardly ever happens) so I decided to pick up a few things at the store. Remember how I said it was early? Well, I pulled into the parking lot of the grocery store with wet hair and NO makeup. I rummaged through my glove box and found an old sucker stuck to a hair clip/claw thingy, twisted my hair up in the clip and stuck my sunglasses on top of my head. I said a little prayer that I wouldn't run into anyone I knew (I was 7 miles from home) and headed into the store. Did I mention that I hadn't even brushed my teeth yet?

I got the items I needed and took a detour through the "beauty aisle" and picked up a clip that claimed to "make hairstyles fuss-free". Just what I needed. I scanned the checkout stands for the shortest line and unloaded my stuff. The checker-girl first spent a full 35 seconds getting the plastic grocery bags unstuck from each other, then proceeded to scan my groceries at the rate of cold tar while I kept an eye out for people who might recognize me. Sheesh! Could she GO any slower?

Let me take you on a little side trip here....side trips are my specialty....You know when you go grocery shopping and at the checkstand you grab a bottle of Dr. Pepper? The clerk will ask you if you want to keep it out? (Assuming you will be needing it ASAP)? Okay, that said...

When the checker got to the clip thingy I planned to purchase, she scanned it and still holding it in her hand, she looked up at me and tipped her head (like my dog does when she is studying something). Then she says to me,

"Do you, umm, want this... now?"

Nice! I felt like a million bucks! I didn't know what else to say, so I took it and put it in my purse. Oh, the nerve!!! When she came to the hairspray I purchased she held it for a moment like she wanted to say something and then thought better of it and put it in the bag.
Hello! I was just insulted by a 17 year old grocery clerk!

1 comment:

MicheLLe said...

Now that's funny! I had a similar experience a few years back, except it wasn't a hair clip, it was a pregnancy test! What's up with that. Did she think I was going to pee on it on the drive home?!?