My own quid

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Y'all have heard the story many times, but to reiterate the Dave Shervill story about "my own time/my own quid"...

I was able to get away today and go to our nearby city where they just opened a Tuesday Morning store. I needed shower curtain liners, so I had a good excuse after a busy time here. Yes leaving work behind because I needed a break, but no check-ins tonight.

I then stopped at the Large Lots store enroute home and they had a granola I like to use for part of a breakfast dish here for guests.  All that to say, unlike what some of you would have done and turned this into a marketing situation, I recoiled and felt intruded on by a stranger...here is the scenario:

I am unable to get out to do this often, so I bought 10 boxes of said granola (stocked up on it). At the check out a woman in a certain accent says sarcastically "Gee I guess she really likes THAT cereal!" 

It is bad enough people think they can comment and say whatever the heck they want on social media, now at the check out in person? Back off and leave me be ye old battleaxe from a state where corruption is rampant but shall not be named. cool

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Four mornings a week* I have an Atkins Diet bar with coffee for breakfast. There are just 5 bars in a box. When I run out, I buy every box Walmart has, of my favorite flavor. Without fail, every time I check out with a dozen boxes in my cart, I get a, "You must really like these, " from the checkout person.

I just say, yeah they're good, and never give it another thought.

Try doing the same.

Most checkout clerks aren't....well I'll say no more. Just brush it off and press on. Water off a duck's back. Don't sweat the small stuff. Feel free to add your own metaphor...

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* My own personal hangup, people who say "a," but write "per," as in candy that is 1 cent a piece but people think that's bad grammar so they write "1 cent per piece". Awkward wording!

OK, make that 5 cents a piece. I forget penny candy is a thing of the past!

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If you were from here, the proper reply is "Excuse me?"

If you aren't, the proper reply is "Sorry, is there a reason you need to be rude in public by minding other people's business instead of your own?"

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Yah, 15 kids eat a lot and if you don't feed them, they get vicious.

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I know you don't make up stories but when someone feels they have to comment it's fun to watch them squirm:

I'm so thankful they have this. It's all I've been able to eat since my colon was removed. Really, this is the first time I've been out since my doctor said it was ok to drive. Do you know where the restroom is, I've got to empty my bag. (Pat side, move toward obnoxious person.)

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omg! 

priceless! surprise

Madeleine wrote:

I know you don't make up stories but when someone feels they have to comment it's fun to watch them squirm:

I'm so thankful they have this. It's all I've been able to eat since my colon was removed. Really, this is the first time I've been out since my doctor said it was ok to drive. Do you know where the restroom is, I've got to empty my bag. (Pat side, move toward obnoxious person.)

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