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Monday, August 25, 2008

Low Blood Sugar Moment

So the Mom's club had an event at a local dive where the kids got to make their own ice cream sundaes. We had a great time and we even walked their with our neighbors. It was a crazy event with about 30 kids (public school hasn't started yet and so there were more kids than normal). We basically took over the place.
As we were leaving I was struggling to get Henry and Margaret in the double stroller and make sure that Isaac and James didn't ride their scooters into the parking lot. I call over to Allison (the neighbor) about something funny that Henry has just said. All of a sudden I hear:

"Would you shut the hell up? We're on the phone here!"

I look very puzzled at the couple standing nearby, who are indeed on a pay phone (those still exist?). With six kids in my line of vision and at least a dozen in the parking lot behind me I was confused.

"I'm sorry?"

"We are trying to have a G** D***** conversation here. Shut the hell up!"

"Would you please watch your language? I've got kids here."

"Quit being so ignorant. I don't care about your kids..."

At which time the gal on the phone interupts by screaming.
"Oh Hell! G** D****!"

I am so confused. Is she saying this to her man friend who is obviously out of line, or to me?

Allison decides to step in with her soft gentle reasoning: "We are in a public place and we are just getting the kids to go home..."
The man again: "Quit being so ignorant! Shut the hell up!"

There it is again. Ignorant? This puzzles me very much as my sense of confidence is just about gone, and the man's misuse of this word is not helping.

Another gal from the mom's club is now telling me that I should call the police. The police?

"911, what is your emergency?"

"Hi. We are at Valley Dairy and these people are on the pay phone swearing at us and misusing the word 'ignorant'."

"Okay, stay calm. We'll have someone there right away."

That was her solution, but I was thinking about something a little more subtle like giving him the finger.

Everyone has their low blood sugar moments.


Carl said...

I like your reply much better. Yay for ignorance!

Heidiblossom said...

Dude, you should have said, "THAT'S IT!!! YOU'RE OUTTA HERE!!!!" cuz jerks like that really get my goat.