Daily Archives: June 25, 2011

Shopping Drama

The weekend is finally here.  I sometimes feel as though I live for my weekends.  The days where I can truly do exactly what I want to do.  Although I do enjoy working, there are certainly days where I am longing for the weekend!  Last week felt like one of those weeks.  I couldn’t wait to just wake up when I wanted and do whatever it is I felt like doing.

Today, I decided to browse at TJ Maxx and get my grocery shopping done at Whole Foods.  Before shopping, I fueled up with some cereal

In the mix:

  • 365 Brand Shredded Wheat
  • 365 Brand Peanut Butter Pows
  • Unsweetened Soy Milk
  • Blueberries

To drink, I had coffee with half and half:

This was a winning combination.  I love breakfast! 🙂

At TJ Maxx I was on the hunt for a dress to wear to a wedding and some workout tank tops. 

Hello from the dressing room!

I tried on this workout tank, that I ended up buying it in pink and black since they were only $7.99 and fit great.

Since I mainly live in workout attire, these two tanks were a good investment! I’d say 95% of my week is spent in some form of spandex!

Next I tried on this cute Calvin Klein one shoulder dress for $39.99:

I decided not to get it today, but now looking at it again I kind of like it more…what do you think of it?

Shopping Drama:

While I was browsing through a section of dresses, I noticed a girl standing very close to me who seemed annoyed.  She was about my age, or perhaps a few years younger, but I’d guess in her 20s. I continued to browse, even holding up dresses to my body to check the length.  Finally the girl says, “Can you, like, move?”

I was a bit surprised at the rude tone in her voice, and politely said back, “I’m sorry, but I am looking at these right now”. 

She stomps away and begins talking to her mother right behind me practically shouting so everyone around her can hear, “That girl is so rude! I wanted to look right there and she wouldn’t move! I hate people like her!”

After hearing that, I was livid.  I was honestly fuming and could feel my blood boil.  I couldn’t believe that because I was minding my own business looking at a small section of dresses (there was the entire row left and of the same size with no one else looking…plenty of room!) and now I was rude and should be hated. 

Now, anyone who knows me in person knows that I am a non-confrontational person. I pretty much let things slide.  But this time I couldn’t.  I turned around, looked at the girl and pretty much told her she was a spoiled brat and that just because I wouldn’t move when she needed me to that she was the one who was rude.  I’m pretty sure we learn to ‘wait our turn’ in pre-school.

Her mom actually agreed with me and told her daughter that she didn’t own the store and couldn’t order people around. 

Ugh..it was just annoying and I couldn’t believe someone would act like that in public and feel so entitled. 

I got over it and continued shopping, but it was definitely an experience I probably won’t forget! So much for a calm and relaxing shopping trip!

By the time I left TJ Maxx, I was starving. Along with my usual groceries and staples for the week I picked up some of Whole Food’s chicken salad and guacamole to have for lunch.

I put together a platter of food along with some Sour Cream Pop Chips. The chicken salad was just OK, but their guacamole is pretty amazing.  It’s so fresh and there are lots of large chunks of avocado. I’ll definitely buy it again.

After lunch I was ready for a nap!  I slept for a good hour, which felt nice.  Now I’m getting ready to meet Andy’s parents and sister-in-law (and baby Claire!) for dinner at Red Robin.  Have a great night!

Question:

How would you have handled the shopping drama?