Monday, January 14, 2008
No, not the red meat kind. But the kind that just ticks me off.
Beef #1... Checkers at the grocery store that call me "hon", "honey", "sweetie" etc. WHY do they do that? I am certainly not their Hon, honey OR sweetie. I don't even know them all that well, although I do all my grocery shopping at only two different places depending on if I am heading east or west. Most of the checkers (or maybe they are supposed to be called something else?) are either my age or younger. I am NOT that old. Yes, I have grandkids, but I color my gray and don't wear polyester and I still have a 15 year old at home. I consider it a sign of stupidity and certainly rude for them to call me cutesy names. I don't respond to them at all.
Beef #2... Again Checkers at the local grocery/discount store. What gives them the right to comment on the food I am purchasing. Every time I buy anchovies the clerks will comment. "YUK" "What are those" "Is that fish?" etc. One clerk actually picked them up with the tips of her fingers like they would leak on her. Now I don't eat anchovies, but hubby does.
I bought a duck to cook for Christmas Day. The conversation went like this -
Clerk - Is this a duck?
Me - Yes
C- like a real duck?
C- Like the kind you see at the park?
C- Are you going to eat it?
C- Oh, that is horrible, how can you do that?
M- I will defrost it first.
Anyone else have this problem? or is it just me? The only time there was comment that I felt was justified was the evening my DH and I purchased only two items.
A flimsy nightgown and a ski mask.....