Saturday, December 5, 2009

A new level of torture....

Just when I think it's stressful to go shopping at a store like Hobby Lobby with 5 children and I tell myself I'll NEVER go again with all 5, by myself....I make the mistake of going on a Saturday (because CKB can go too) ....in the month of December...with all 5...and the rest of the world.

Yes, the rest of the world was there today. Apparently one lovely (mucho sarcasm here) woman (I will not say lady because she did not act like a lady) thought that 6 people (ie, us) waiting for our son (numero 7) to open the door for us was an invitation for her to barge in front of us and sail on in while we stared at her (probably open-mouthed) and wondered at her rudeness....as if that wasn't enough, another lady followed her right on in as said son still was working on getting the door all the way open so the stroller would fit through. Imagine. This time of year I am appalled at the rudeness displayed all around me.

There was one nice lady in the store, at least one, anyway, who very carefully maneuvered her TINY Hobby Lobby basket past 3 of the children as they looked at ornaments and told me she was trying to make sure she didn't bump any of them...what a contrast from the man who actually laid hands on Miss E's shoulders and pushed her aside one year because he was in some giant hurry to get past us - excuse me???? Who does that anyway?

So, I have decided it would be LESS stressful to go shopping mid-week sometime...in the morning...with all 5 children RATHER than go on a Saturday with all the crazies.

There, I said it.

At least around Christmas, that is.

The rest of the year....well....I might have second thoughts.....

4 comments:

W. Latane Barton said...

Politeness and manners have long since flown out the window. I don't care what time of year or week or day it is. There are a lot of crazy people out there. Just makes you want to move to another planet. Parents aren't teaching their children to be nice so these children grow up to be bullies and 'the beat goes on'.

Jessica said...

People's rudeness continues to amaze me. Although I don't know why! A few years ago, on Mother's Day my husband was out of town so I took myself and the boys out to an early dinner. My youngest was only about 7 months old and my oldest had just turned 3. As we were leaving the restaurant (I was holding an infant and the hand of a toddler) a couple was approaching the door. The woman was coming first, but the husband (?) stepped in front of her (I assumed to open the door for her and for us as well) and grabbed the door, opened it just wide enough to squeeze in and let in slam in her and our faces! I was speechless! But thankfully my three year old WASN'T! He said (loud enough for this man to hear) "I thought Daddy said we were supposed to open doors for ladies. I guess that man didn't have a Daddy to tell him that."
I've never been prouder of my little boy!

CAB said...

That's great Jessica - good for your little gentleman!

Courtney said...

love your new look on the blog!