I had to run into the grocery store this morning to pick up a fruit tray for the sprog's last day of first grade. I was coming around the side of the natural foods section when I heard an employee stocking the produce section say something about "they have plenty of time." Then I heard him clearly say, "All Navy wives do is sit around all day."
I stopped where I was, and since I'm small, nobody saw me there. So I could say, in the employee's defense, he had no idea he was saying anything in front of a customer. However, he didn't stop yapping when I did come around the side of the aisle, so I assume he didn't give a shit who overheard him. Particularly when he followed up with this gem:
Yeah, all they do is sit around and pump out babies.
I stuck around a bit longer, ogling the bananas I had no intention of buying and wasting time I didn't have to see if he'd incriminate himself any further. He didn't. He had the good sense at that point to shut the fuck up about Navy wives, except when he asked another employee if that's what her mom had done -- sit around all day and pump out babies, that is.
When it was clear he'd had his fill of dissing on my tribe, I'd spooled myself into a rage, so I decided it was best if I left. When I'm ragey, I have a hard time holding back the f-bombs and insults, which is unproductive when you're pinging on someone's inability to hold back insulting a good chunk of the local population.
This Food Lion is somewhere between Little Creek and Oceana, and though I don't know how many Navy folks actually live close enough to shop there, that shitburger took quite a risk insulting Navy wives. He should also know we'll put on our pearls, strap our Hungry Man Meal-hips into a pair of Spanx, and come after him with our caviar forks*, complete with Jabba-like war cry.
I can't decide whether to write a letter. I should. I wrote a ragey letter to Farm Fresh when one of their managers ignored customers and clerks needing her assistance in order to publicly dress down an employee who'd taken his break earlier than she'd intended. But OH MY FUCKING GOD I'm pissed about this. It'll have to sit a day just so I make sure I don't accidentally let some f-bombs flow.
Also, fuck Food Lion. I'll never shop there again. Also, Yelp's gonna hear about this, too.
*Is there such a thing? I hope so.
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