05-03-2010, 09:49 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Not necessarily funny or dumb, but two bits from my trip to Wegmans today that pi$$ed me off...
In the bulk food/candy section, buying some walnuts, about 3/4 of the way through our shopping trip. Solomon asks for a lemonhead. I say sure and grab him one (anything to get through a shopping trip with a toddler and a baby, right?). Employee nearby shoots me a nasty look. I thought it was because I didn't weigh/bag the lemonhead to pay for it, so I said "He's not going to eat it, he's just going to play with it while it's in the wrapper." (after 5 minutes or so he usually does ask me to open it for him, at which point he holds it in his hand and licks it like a lollipop, he doesn't put the whole thing in his mouth and I watch him closely to make sure he doesn't). The lady then, in a nasty way, said that it was a choking hazard. I can totally dig where she was coming from and if she said it nicely like "He could choke and it would be a liability for the store" I would definitely understand. But she was very rude and nasty about it.
Seconds later, an older woman (70's probably) looked at Abram, who was wrapped on my back, and the following conversation ensued...
Her: Is he secure like that?
Me: (with a smile) Absolutely!
Her: He doesn't look comfortable. (he was sort of leaning to the side, to look over my shoulder)
Me: He is.
Her: So YOU say.
Me: (with a smile) Well, he'd be crying if he wasn't.
Her: We did things differently in my day.
Me: (walking away, under my breath, I don't think she heard) Lucky for me.
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