Wednesday, September 20, 2006

People Siting

One of the things I like to do is watch people. People are so funny and here are two examples of what I've observed over the last couple of days.

Lady One: After dropping Peanut off at school on Monday I headed to work taking my normal route. I drive west and the sun isn't in my eyes, but it was obviously in the eyes of oncoming traffic because I saw an elderly lady, a passenger in an older vehicle, holding a fist full of dollars in front of her eyes to block the bright sun. I laughed out loud the rest of the way to work. Some people use their sun visors, some people use a wad of cash. Whatever works!

Lady Two: I had to go to the mall yesterday to complete my outfit for the wedding I'm in in October. I found what I needed, checked out and was about to go on my merry little way. As I was gathering my belongings and trying to shove my change in my purse the lady in line behind me laid up a couple of outfits that looked exactly the same only different sizes. The small one looked odd, but I didn't have my glasses on so I couldn't see it very well to tell what was wrong. I smiled and turned to walk away. Next thing I heard was the cashier telling the lady she couldn't return the smaller size because it had be obviously worn. I glanced back, I now had my glasses on, and could tell it had been through the washer a couple of times. Yes, I'm sure the baby did outgrow it quickly. They usually do at that size. The things people try to get away with. It was really sad. I didn't stay around to listen to her argue. I'm thinking that perhaps she should go ask the lady that uses her money as a sun visor to buy her some new clothes.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I used to work in a retail clothing shop and it's really unbelievable what people will try to return. Nylons even, full of lint and pills!

eija said...

Sometimes it would be so fun to have a secret scanner to see inside people's brain - to know what is actually going on in there :D

I sure wouldn't mind having a sun visor like the first lady...

Lorna said...

story two is sad ... but I was suprised that in the USA you can return items that don't still have the price tag attached - i.e. you can have worn it. It's not like that here in Europe.

Badoozie said...

you need to do a post about the weirdest, stupidest or funniest things you've witnessed.

if ONLY i did have a wad of cash to block the sun....

Aunt Jo said...

The nerve of some people! (although I am guilty of taking something back for my MIL that had been washed....but it was an expensive comforter that had a big sticky spot where the label had been. she tried to take it back and didn't succeed, so i went in there with my nice smiley face and got the job done. it's my legacy.)

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I dream of a day when I can use a wad of cash as a chew toy. Oh, wait, I've done that ... mother didn't like that very much ...