so ive been feeling under the weather. not like the weather is on top of me, just a little ill. i went to wal mart for some crap to remedy the situation. its cheap, i can buy the new ray lamontagne cd while im there... i cant get that at walgreens.
i didnt have much. 10 items. so i walked to the 20 items or less line. woooooah, everyone in this line has way more than 20 items. i moved to another 20 items or less line. again... woooooah, way more than 20 items. i looked around and ALL of the 20 items or less lines were full of people with way too many items. i quickly realize that no line is to my advantage and stick it out in my current line.
when i finally get to the counter i do my normal thing and make small talk with the clerk. this time i took a stab at all of the people who were disobeying the 20 things signs. i made the joke that even if we cut all of my things in half i would still be under the limit and that maybe all the parents that were buying back to school things were buying them for themselves. that way they could go learn to read and follow rules. she was cracking up. i think the guy behind me must have heard. all of a sudden he pipes up (with his kids beside him) "ive got way more than 20 items and i dont give a fuck".
im not the quiet stand-by-and-take-it kind of guy. i turned around and looked the guy dead in the eye and very proudly said...
"im so glad that your children have such a good role model letting them know that its ok to break all the rules and throw vulgarities around in public. now, id like you to apologize to our cashier. she will be checking you out when she doesnt have to and you have no idea if she is ok with that kind of language".
after that i didnt even wait, i just walked away. the sad part, that guy didnt learn a thing. i hate that. i can only hope that one day it gets him in some trouble. he will learn that way and then maybe his kids actually will have a good role model.
to add..... ive had the same backpack for 8 years. it still works awesome. do our children really need a new one each year or could we maybe just take care of things a little better?