Are People Really This Rude?
Are People Really This Rude?
The twinkies are 10 mo. 3+ wks. old
Baby boy or baby girl? Hmm…that’s a toughie.
I have a couple examples to share. Yesterday I’m at Target and this woman whose daughter is having a baby, wanted to know which I think she’d want more, clothing or diapers.
Since she said the daughter has a lot of money & ‘has it all’, I said diapers definitely. You can’t ever have too many of those. Mind you I only had the twins with me. My other kids were still in school.
She started rambling on about how she has this obnoxious, diva, granddaughter who is 5, and how she prays that it’s a boy this time. She also has 3 other girl grand children, that she wishes were boys instead, and I simply smiled and continued picking baby foods off the shelf while biting my tongue hard. I mean..look inside my stroller, right? WRONG..I guess.
She goes, ‘You are lucky to have two beautiful little boys there’, and smiles in at them. Stupidly she continues. ‘Girls are such a pain. They are b&chy. (Excuse my language, she adds.) Stuck up even when they’re little, and just a pain in the backside, compared to boys. Boys are easy. Boys are the best. I had 3 boys, and they were right as rain.’ We are talking word for word here. How could I forget this?
In hindsight I should have said, ‘Well honey you are quite wrong, these are girls and you just stuck your foot in your mouth..BIG TIME’, but I didn’t. I let her just keep thinking they were boys because I was taken back at the time, and as she continued on and on, how would she feel if I said, ‘oopsie on you’, though I guess she deserved it for her blatent stupidity and big mouth.
The girls weren’t wearing their frilliest garb. Their hoodies were quite plain looking except for a butterfly in front. They had pink flowers on their jeans. No headbands, but zebra pink sneakers on, and a bunch of pink clothing hooked over the stroller bar, so one would think she wouldn’t have been so secure in her assumption, but this happens every day, pink or no pink, headbands or no headbands. People can be rude and just plain stupid sometimes, and they always ASS-UME.
Another quick story. Last week in the middle of my daughter’s dance class, the rude lady that runs things up at the front desk comes up to me, singling me out of all the mother’s sitting there, as I chatted with the lady next to me. ‘Are you Mikayla’s mom?’ I said ‘Yes.’ ‘You need to pay me. You didn’t pay for this month’s classes.’
Now they had a snow day the week prior, and then the only week of January before that, my husband took her as I was sick, and I told him to pay that day. I was thinking he must have or he would have told me, but being that she said differently, how could I know? But how rude was that? Nasty, not calling me to the desk personally, but making me look like a deadbeat loser in front of everybody there.
I reply, ‘I don’t have my checkbook on me, can I pay you next week?’ Hub wasn’t there so what could I say or prove? She said, ‘Not really, but whatever,’ and strolled away after having embarrassed me. The lady I was talking to said, ‘That is why I paid the 9 months in advance. So I’d never forget.’ I was red in the face, at that point.
This is how I felt in that moment…
Got home and told the hubby. He was certain he paid in cash, which is a no no, because you want that cancelled check, so he looked, and looked, and low and behold it was there. He found the receipt. The evidence, as I call it. 1/5/2011..PAID! He told me to take that receipt next week, which is tomorrow, and chew her a new one in front of everybody the way she did me, and tell her to keep better books, and put her on the spot in a similarly nasty way.
That really isn’t me, but she is deserving of it, so it’s tempting. Now I can’t find where I now put the dang receipt, so today I will be looking for that because I am not going anywhere without it. There is only so many places it could be. I’m just forgetful lately. Get my walker, cane, and hearing aid ready, I swear. *Update: Found it, YAY!*
The world is just full of rude people, unthoughtful people. Just so glad I can come online and connect with the true pearls of the world. The nice people who put most everybody I meet to shame..YOU!
Why can’t more people be as nice, accommodating, bubbly, and as friendly, as ‘Flo’ the progressive insurance lady? 😆