Some of you may say;
others may give a little applause.
I try to be considerate of other people when I’m out in public places, I don’t…sneeze or cough in the open air; scratch my butt or pick my nose; or fart for that matter. If I have to walk in front of someone I say ‘Excuse me.’ Or if someone is blocking my way I don’t just stand there staring again I use the ‘Excuse me.’ Phrase. Likewise if by some chance I bump someone again there are those good ol’ handy words. And really I only get annoyed when other folks don’t use it, but I say nothing out loud to them. Well I guess sometimes I do, ok usually do IF I’m holding the door open for someone, whether man or woman and they just tromp on by without a simple thank you or even a glance at me. Then I say out loud and sorta loud “You’re welcome!” But that is not what this long-winded version of a short story is about. Well then Paige--stop beating around the virtual bush already.
A couple of days ago at the grocery store and may I say how much I dislike it when the store is very crowded with a bunch of strangers breathing all my fresh air. OK there I am looking at the jalapenos trying to figure out which ones my Beloved would like (I don’t care for their flavor) a woman walks up with her buggy with a child in it. We make casual eye contact she indicated that she was just passing by with one of those little teeny tiny nod kind of movements. You know what I mean. So I step back to give her plenty of space, I’m considerate like that. She pushed her buggy and child right in front of me and stopped. S-T-O-P-P-E-D I say, then she let go of the buggy walked half way back down the aisle and started looking over the items down there.
Humph, how rude, how totally uncalled for and rude. When she didn’t come right back, well I reached over and pushed the buggy, child and all, back towards her and stepped forward again to make my selection. After several minutes, which felt like an eternity to me, I had stopped actually seeing the peppers. She came back and eyed me. I have excellent peripheral vision and then she started pushing her buggy forward again. YES almost hitting me. I did not budge!
I stood my ground and was not moving even if she were to utter those words “excuse me" I had decided to feign deafness. So I stood there until she backed up her buggy and went around me. So, it was a point for me and I do believe I made it known to her idiotic a$$. I think even the kid, yes now he is a kid and not a child, figured it out.
And that my dear internet is the story. What do you think of my behavior
Petty or APPLAUSE deserved?
And what would you have done?