Why do strangers insist on making random comments to me and my child when we are out? I don’t recall soliciting any feedback from you.
Yesterday, I was shopping with my son. Spring is finally here! I needed to get out of hibernation and look into getting some new clothes finally. It’s hard now since we’re in recession. I really want to save money. But, dammit! I really need some new duds.
Anyhoo, I wanted to get to the second floor of the mall. Of course, this necessitated an elevator. Some random dude comes in after us. If there is one thing that bugs me the most, is when some yahoos take the elevator even though it is quite obvious that THEY DON”T NEED TO. There are stairs and escalators people! In fact, I do believe that this particular elevator was designated specifically for stroller and handicapped use only. But, I digress.
Well, this guy takes one look at my son in his stroller and harrumphs, “Must be nice to have a chauffeur!”.
Did he expect my baby to go around the mall himself? Moreover, was he seriously expecting my son or myself to respond?
If he was trying to be funny, he must stop. You know, try thinking before speaking out loud.
I was immediately reminded of my university days when I was single and doing the scene. Back then I swore that I walked around with a sign on my forehead that said, “Basketcases, come hither!”.
Some things never change.