I'd like to get a few things off my chest. So I figured what better way that here -with my people?
Saturday Morning. It's gift time at Clinique and I'm running on E on just about everything. So Chloe and I head to the Makeup Counter at the Mall. A place I once loved, a place I worked at for years. This time it was different, I was no longer childless, No longer looking for fun bright new eyeshadow shades no longer alone. In fact since I'm trying to get Chloe used to literally 'being on me' for hours at a time (read: Airport / flight) I've been slinging her up.
So Chloe and I walk into Dillard's and by walk I mean I walked she hung on me like a monkey. As my eyes found the counter I immediately notice the line already formed at the counter. I count to ten and pep talk myself into the fact that I NEED it, because I really did not want to stand in a line for something I've already done without. I approach the counter taking my place in the very long line.
I guess that when I first noticed the lady in red be-bopping around the counter trying on lipsticks right off the display's. I cringed for a second because 'it's nasty' but I quickly redirected my attention to the getting madder by the minute, blue hair, two ladies in front of me. She was tapping fingernails on the counter, in that I want to kill someone way.
Right about that time one of the sales girls said "I can help whoever's next". The lady in Red jumped up to the counter asking about a color of lipstick. But then within a second old blue hair very loudly say's "EXCUSE ME - I WAS NEXT" then promptly looks at the lady in Red and say's "there's a line I suggest you find it".
I wanted to explode in applause.
I mean usually, I'm that person. You know the one looking like an asshole for calling someone who's obviously being a douche canoe - a douche. Because (gasp) we shouldn't say things like that, it's not nice. So when the little old lady looked around behind her after her little outburst, I of course gave her a quick wink as if to say - thank you or you rock grandma.
Then Sunday came. I ran into the grocery to grab a couple times.
3 if I'm being literal.
As I approached the checkout line, I saw that once again there was only ONE line.
Which sucks when you're the lady with three items in a line full of women with FULL carts. We've all be there it's an awful place to be. Again, I took my place in line. After a minute or two I was no longer the last person in line because another lady with a cart had taken her place - behind me.
Then the heaven's parted and a sweet awkward teen yelled "I'll take the next person in line". The lady in front of me had already started to put her items on the conveyer - obviously it's me. Finally. But before I could step out of line the lady behind me (with a cart FULL of groceries) cuts me off and approach's the newly opened counter.
I get behind her. Pissed. But it will still be faster than the line I was in. If we're being honest here my face NEVER hides my feelings, just ask Mr. A.
One glance at me (knowing what she did) she's say's "WHAT?" a little defensively.
I'm not sure what she thought I would say because my first thought was yelling "you know what - you're a douche and a few other choice words I could have said" but I didn't I just took one very long deep breathe, looked her square in the face and very quietly said "just thinking you're an asshole". Maybe it wasn't any better. But I said it quietly enough that no one seemed to notice and I felt a little better.
So I get into the truck and tell Mr. A.
He tell's me that I'm WRONG. That the next person in line area is a 'gray' area. Which I don't believe. I believe we live in a freaking SOCIETY where there are RULES.
Rules like you don't use the handicap stall unless you NEED it or it's the only one available. Rules like you let the little lady cross the road at the cross walk and you stop for unloading school buses and when there is a line and a new one opens or someone say's I can help whoever's next - if you just happen to be that person that walks up past everyone else...
You're not lucky. You're an ASSHOLE.
So friend's what do you think?
Gray area or Not?