Wednesday, January 31, 2007

speaking of drive-bys...

P and I were having a dinner party (my first!) for some people P works with. He was making a ham (disgusting, I know) and we were in the checkout line with it. The lady in front of us asked P how much the ham was and he said he didn't remember, that he hadn't shopped around for it or anything. She seemed appalled that we hadn't gone out meat pricing and said that if we looked in the paper we could see who had the best prices on meat. P said that he wanted the ham either way and small differences in the cost of meat wasn't going to dictate where he buys groceries.

"Obviously you don't have kids. Once you have children, then you'll understand how important it is to shop around."

You select the appropriate response:

A) Fuck you. Oh wait, I wouldn't.

B) Yes, because having children does make most people more fiscally responsible. That's why you never see families on welfare or government aid. (yes, I know this isn't always a responsibility issue, so save it.)

C) I do have children, I just left them at home. The four year old is teaching the two year old about matches and lighter fluid.

10 comments:

Cathleen said...

Arghh...why do people feel like they need to comment on something so stupid at all??

I like C, but then again, I can be a sarcastic B****.

Heather said...

I feel ill. Who the hell does she think she is. Maybe you make good money and don't worry about 42 fucking cents?! Responsibility has nothing to with having kids for crying out loud. I'm so mad for you!

Heather said...

Oh, and good luck with the dinner party!!

r.a.w. said...

Sometimes, I really do feel the urge to hurt people. Check-out bitch would be one of them. Maybe I could just choke her a little bit.

Irish Girl said...

or ...

D) Funny you should say that! Actually we have been trying to have a child for several years, thanks for making me feel like crap though! That was really nice of you!

Stephanie said...

OMG! What did he say? I think I would have been too stunned to say anything. the nerve of some people!

Liv said...

I say, "Well actually we've soaked $X into fertility treatments. So, we are actually spending more money than we would if we were raising a child, and we can still afford your stupid ham."

Baby Blues said...

I'd be shocked and speechless too.
That's just FOUL! Grrrrr...
In my mind, I'd be slapping her with the ham.

twirl said...

Thank you all for your indignation!

She was a bit of a nutjob, and I found myself angry and ranting after she left the line (lucky me, it wasn't a bad day and the wench didn't make me cry.)

I do like the idea of mentally bitch slapping her with the ham.

Peter said...

I'm with Irish Girl :)

Maybe Liv, depending on my mood!