October 18, 2007
Do you want me to put that in the bag?
I made eye contact with a child today at target, since I have no children he could have been anywhere between 1-5 years old, I have no idea... Anyway, he stared at me, I stared back, the encounter lasted several minutes. It was a game of chicken, I knew I couldn't win. I gave in, I looked away. I felt defeated but I was seriously frightened. Glad I will never see that child again.
Once I made it to the cashier I put my few items on the counter. All items I will need while home recovering from surgery. Except a .99 lipstick I bought on a whim. She rings it all up and then comes the lipstick. She asks me, "Do you want me to put this in the bag?" Stupid question! I never understood why they ask me if I wanted certain things in the bag or not. I looked at her and said, "No, I'm going to eat it in the car". Clearly the girl didn't get me, she placed it in the bag and I went on about my business.