Thursday, December 18, 2008

Yeah, whatever....

I have been struggling with Christmas this year. I think me being an anxious type person, I have always kind of struggled with it. Don't get me wrong, my memories are happy. I come from a big Italian family and we had lots of wonderful times together. I think though as a kid, I recognized the planning involved and the sadness of it being over. As I get older, I really try to enjoy it, but it just seems to remind me of the passage of time, and in my attempts to relish each moment, I am reminded that we are all getting older and things are constantly moving forward, for better or for worse. Wow, that's really cheery and uplifting, isn't it? I am sorry. This is a very pathetic post. There are bright spots though. Watching my son get excited about Santa is really wonderful and I am very thankful for that. Very.

That said, today I decided I was done with Christmas shopping. I am sorry if there is any body who doesn't have a present. I am just not stepping foot into a store for a long time, well, actually it's the parking lot that I am going to avoid.

Today I ventured out to Toys R Us in search of the Indiana Jones Mr. Potatohead that my sweet nephew put on his list. Of course they did not have it. Why should they? Why should any store have what I need at this point. So I leave and walk to my car. As I get closer to my car, I see a guy roll his cart directly in front of the back end of my car. Look, I don't care if you go the extra mile and actually put your cart in the corral designed for them. I don't even expect that much out of humanity at this point. But for God's sake, wheel it out of the way, it takes just as much time. Well the guy goes back to his car, which is two cars away from mine, and is getting into it. I said to him 'why did you move your cart right in front of my car?'. It wasn't mean, or nasty, just direct. I really am not a confrontational person, I think I have stated that before. I just am direct.

Well, you would have thought I said 'Your momma wears combat boots' or something far worse because the guy went ballistic. Every curse word you ever wanted to hear came out of him. So I said 'Merry Christmas' and went into my car. He didn't stop. He then honked his car horn (repeatedly), rolled down his window and said 'why didn't you park further away you fat f*ck'-you need the exercise'. Really. I mean, you did not just say that to me? Over a shopping cart. He then rolled up his window and gave me the finger. Shocked. I was shocked. Then I was a little scared. He didn't pull out right away. I was afraid he was waiting for me. I quickly pulled out and went the other direction.

So then, I had to go to the supermarket. My husband had called me while I was there, as I started to tell him this story, I started to cry. I don't even know what people were thinking of me as I am telling my husband that someone called me a 'fat f*ck' with the ugly face crying happening. Ugh. I just don't know what the heck is the matter with some people. How angry can you be? Has life been that bad to you?

So I went home and ordered the damn potatohead on amazon. Thank you internet. I am never leaving my house again.


~Momster said...

Well...that worthless jerk!!!!!!

Sending you hugs and I'm sorrys and people SUCKs.

We're dealing with some real doozies at the store these days. The theft is unbelievable, too. People have a lot of nerve.

PS...I'm glad to see you. So many of my friends are getting sucked into facebook and they never come out. It's like the internet black hole or something...

Kim Stagliano said...

Ouch! Sorry that happened to you. I have a pet peeve on carts. People leave them everywhere EXCEPT in the cart return. I have a black minivan - the first ding on the side occured within 27 seconds of buying it.

The other day I was at Target and a well dressed woman dumped her cart in a spot and got into her Ranger Rover and drove off - mayber her designated cart returner had called in sick?

I buy exclusively online.

Queen of the Binge said...

That is horrible! What an ass!
Don't worry, if anyone tries to mess with you at the mall, I have your back ;)

Anonymous said...

Dang, that is terrible! What a jerk. This season sure brings out the best and the worst in people. Hugs.

I too can't get in the spirit this year. No surprise to me at this point as to why.

Drama Mama said...

Um. The fact that this happened at a Toys R Us during the holiday season? The irony is not lost on me.

I'm sorry that this happened to you, and you are beautiful and perfect.

~Momster said...

Just back with a "Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" drive-by comment. :)

~Momster said...! I'm giving you an award and a reason to get your blog rollin' in '09. Come out, come out...wherever you are! :)