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i forgot to blog this when it happened
Today's edition of ChicKnits reminded me of something that happened when I was buying running shoes (though I loathe running) at Modell's, here in Jersey.

I'd just selected my shoes and was putting my old, narsty sneakers back on, when I heard this guy at the weights display accosting the nice young shoe salesman and demanding some weight plates. NYSS said, though slightly distractedly, "I'm with someone right now [he was, I'd heard him helping the lady], but I'll call someone to help you," and he walked away to go call someone for the guy. Rude weight guy said to his buddies, "Yeah, right, he's gonna get someone; lazy kid don't wanna do his job!"

Now, I knew for a fact that the kid *was* doing his job, and it didn't involve getting weight plates for Mr. Entitlement. As I walked past him to get to the front of the store, I said, loud and clear, "He's helping someone else right now; you'll have to wait your turn."

I didn't really look at the guy after that, but I did see the slack-jawed look of amazement as I proceeded to the front of the store, and the weak, shocked "Oh no she di'int!" My beloved husband, trailing in my majestic wake (because I was totally swanning my way up front to pay), shot back, "Oh yes, she did!"

I considered going back there and lecturing the guy on proper etiquette when shopping, but I didn't feel like banging my head against the wall or getting into a screaming match in Modell's, cathartic though it might be. But I did strike back against the Entitlement Bastard, and that felt good.

i feel: amused amused

6 trips or shoot the rapids
goingdriftless From: goingdriftless Date: July 16th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I can just see it. :) Awesome.
From: nutter4 Date: July 16th, 2005 09:44 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Good for you! You wanna job in our library? We could keep you busy all day :)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: July 16th, 2005 09:55 pm (UTC) (base camp)
What, your library needs a bouncer? ;-)
From: nutter4 Date: July 17th, 2005 08:54 am (UTC) (base camp)
That too! :)
From: reasdream Date: July 17th, 2005 12:49 am (UTC) (base camp)
yet another reason to adore you!
sandthistle From: sandthistle Date: July 17th, 2005 05:21 pm (UTC) (base camp)
And Wolfie! :)
6 trips or shoot the rapids