Tuesday, November 28, 2006

What Would Sara Do?

Waiting in line at Kohl's today, an elderly woman started to make small talk with me. She pulled her cart up behind me and started in about the lines. I just smiled and nodded my head. It was like any small talk session, but I felt her cart creeping in on me. The line curved a little and as we approached the curve, Granny took this as her opportunity to BUDGE in front of me.

I know this was a strategy rather than early onset dementia. So, I had a choice. Call this budging, old person out on her rude shopping behavior and run the chance of her shaming me for not respecting my elders. OR I could ignore this lapse in etiquette and wait for her turn rather than mine. What do you think I did?


Anonymous said...

I would've called this woman out on her rudeness. Old people are the worst! Honestly, I just don't feel they should get extra points for managing to live a long time.

In case you haven't noticed I'm already in my holiday retail rant mode,

pat said...


sorry i've been watching a lot of violent movies. and scrubs.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, I'm torn. I can picture you doing both options. I think in the Christmas spirit, you let her budge. But I wouldn't blame you at all if you spoke up about it.

Anonymous said...

I bet you offered her to budge in front of you. Saying something like, "Oh, go ahead."

Reddog said...

I think you might have let her budge but gave her a very dirty look.

Eyes said...

I think in the end you figured it wasn't worth ruining an old lady's day.

I am not sure what I would have done. That's an interesting question. I might have said, "I'm sorry, the line starts back there."