Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Sidebar

Apropos of nothing:

I guess there's something...I dunno...adorable about a Dad walking around a grocery store on a Wednesday morning with his daughter happily tossing her legs in the front little baby-chair part of the cart as he hands her small boxes of this and that to keep her amused and feeling part of the adventure. I sure get a lot of tender, knowing smiles from - seriously - every woman I nearly bump into with my cart as I turn the corner. I'm pretty sure if I were single, I could pick up chicks this way. Well, chicks that are, like, over 50.

But closed circuit to old ladies who are relying on their carts for ease of transport as one might a walker: Could you not touch the kid? I'm not trying to be mean or anything, and I appreciate your sweetness, but she's a person, y'know. A little respect of space is all I'm saying. To all, like, thirteen of you who tried to accost us this morning. Thaaaaaanks.

Also, who the hell knew the grocery store in the morning was Tha Place Ta Be for the over-sixty set?

Finally, closed circuit to the damn lady in front of us in the checkout line, she of the massive gee-I-really-could-have-used-a-whole-'nother-cart shopping spree, dropping easily at least two Benjamins on the outing - really with the argument about your friggin' coupon and the honest-to-god two frickin' dollars you felt you were promised in savings? Reeeeaaaallllly? You suck, and Dakota says so too.

Here's a shot from the grocery store - not from this morning, but last week, when I threw some Halloween kitty ears on her for my personal amusement. She, clearly, is confused.


We now return to your regularly scheduled marathon-week OCD.

8 comments:

Krista Darr said...

Dude - what are your plans for the weekend? We are not going to be at the marathon because it's Chad's grandma's b-day party and she is on the oldish side and we don't know how long she will be with us. Anyway, call Chad - he is feeling neglected!

Krista

Iris said...

But, she is so cute. It makes my heart hurt to see pictures and not get to actually see her! Can't you move to Montana? Good hill training...

Rainmaker said...

Hilarious post.

TxTriSkatemom said...

it's 'cause all those old ladies are the same ones who think they can pet your stomach when you're pregnant and have no sense of personal space.

But, she is pretty adorable. Cat ears double it!!

Steve Stenzel said...

HA! Cute. You should totally start bring home the cougars.

;)

Pharmie said...

Too cute! Oh, and I'm usually the lady with a HUGE cart worth a couple of Benjamins arguing about my cupons. Just so you know...

Erin said...

Hilarious pic. I love it. And I totally agree on the personal space issue. I hear it really gets to kids, the being accosted and all, and I try consciously not to get all hands-in/on-their face on them when I do see them.

Triteacher said...

No, X, I humbly disagree with you. She, clearly, is CUTE!