Yes, it is true, I have turned into one of those crazy, out of control shoppers! I am almost embarrassed to post today. But I thought I would let my true colors come out.
I was shopping at Old Navy this afternoon on my lunch break. It was a great day! I was in a great mood!!! My eyes spotted just what I was looking for.... scarves!!! My legs hurried me on over to the rack to see what I could find. There was a young lady with a small child in a shopping cart browsing through the wall hangings of winter attire. As I came to the area, I noticed there were not only cute scarves, but gloves and hats to match too! I was overly excited. I began choosing among the many different patterns, trying to find just the right color and style.
I happened to notice in the ladies hands were some pink stripped gloves. They looked perfect and just what I wanted. I spotted another pair of gloves, just like the ones the lady had. I reached over and picked up a matching pair. Once I had the gloves in hand, so happy with myself, the lady standing next to me abruptly said, "Hey.... did you just take those gloves out of my hand?" I was stunned by her mean tone. I simply said, "No" ... completely shocked!
"Yes you did! You just took those out of my hand. I was holding onto those and you just snatched them right out of my bare hands." came her rude reply.
"No, I did not. Look! You are holding these same style gloves in your hand. I DID NOT take anything from you." My voice was fairly loud and raising with each word.
She glanced down to look at her hands and sure enough, her precious gloves were still in her hands. She looked up at me..... and glared. Then she snapped her head in the other direction and walked away.
I couldn't believe it!!! She was so rude! I did nothing wrong and when she realized it, she was still rude and didn't even apologize.
Now... any normal, sane person would have just walked away. But for some reason she just rubbed me the wrong way.... or, maybe I am losing my sanity. As she walked away I began to get even more upset. I shouted (yes, shouted) .... "What is your PROBLEM??" She immediately stopped, turned her head.... and just laughed.... yes, that's right... she laughed at me. Then, without saying a word, she turned her head and continued on her merry little mean way.
Again... I found myself even angrier. And, once again, instead of just walking away and letting it be, I opened my mouth again. "Well... you sure are extremely rude!! Happy Holidays!" Of course I wasn't wishing her anything happy. I said it all in a very even angry tone.
I watched her walk until she turned the corner. Then, I continued looking at the winter attire as I tried to calm down. After about 30 seconds I just laughed to myself. She was a tiny woman... I could have taken her down right in the store...haha!!! Ok, so that isn't what I thought, but still!
I hope your holiday shopping is going well and you find happy, merry, people out there. Hopefully you don't run into someone like me....smile!