WTF Old Man

November 12, 2011

This is going under “WTF.”  I was at the supermarket today, to get food, as one does in a supermarket, when an irksome comment was thrown my way.

I live with three males who eat, A LOT.  So, when I go to the market I like to stock up on anything that’s “stockable”.  That means getting as many M&M ice cream sandwich boxes that are in the freezer section, so I don’t have to hear, “Mom, you didn’t get my ice cream sandwiches.  What am I gonna have for dessert?”

It also means loading up on boxes of the individually packed pretzel bags. Because, what’s worse than making your kids’ lunch for school only to realize you have no snack to throw in?  And, I really hate having the “What am I going to drink?” fight with the boys.  You know the one.  I say, “Have water.” They go, “Yuk.  No.  What else?”  Hence, lots of bottles of flavored seltzer, ginger ale, and boxes of Capri Sun get tossed in the cart too.

So, that thing is usually pretty filled by the time I’ve looped around to the check-out line.  And, today it was filled to the brim.

I was sorta on line, but kinda non-committal,  when an older gentleman, seventy something, wanted to pass by me.  I said, “Oh, I’m sorry,” and rushed to move my shopping cart.

And, you know what he said?  No.  Not, thank you.  He said, “That’s all for one family?  My G-d you eat a lot.”  (Just what every woman wants to hear.)  He then shuffled along.

I, of course, was mortified, embarrassed and pissed all at the same time.  I called out after him, “I have boys.”  Like that should explain it and he should understand.

So, on top of everything else, add a little supermarket anxiety to the mix. Now, when I go food shopping, I’m going to have to pop a Xanax.


What kind of odd comments have you experienced?


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