July 1, 2009

Holidays and stupid people

I love school holidays. I can't understand how some parents say things like "I can't wait til school goes back" or "my kids are bugging me big time". School holidays mean lazy mornings sleeping in, no school rush, no lunches or lost shoes, or unmatched socks. No homework not done or water bottles left behind.

This morning we woke around 8am. The Hubbster had gone to work, so I woke with a "look out the window, stretch a bit, snuggle back down in the blankets." A bit different from waking an hour late with a "fuck we are late.... GET UP".

We went into town today and I had a few jobs to do so I bribed the kids with a promise to go to McDonalds if they behaved in the chemist. And bugger me THEY DID. Miss T, who usually turns banshee crazy anywhere near a shopping centre was the best behaved little girl. Walking next to me with her little handbag, oh so cute.

We got everything done unstressfully, and walked in to McDonalds to join the line which snaked out the door. I happened to look up and noticed there was another line with 3 people in it. So I walked in and joined that queue, thinking "what the hell are these people waiting for when there is a perfectly short line there to join".

I looked up and there was a mother who was staring daggers at me. Her eyes were as wide as saucers. I think she was either trying to bore a hole in me or set me alight. Because I'd jumped the queue. But technically I hadn't because I just joined a line. Something these stupid people failed to do because they just joined the line snaking out the door.

I mean, why do people act like sheep and just follow one another without looking at their surroundings and taking a chance. I thought, if these people don't want to join the short line then I will. I was waiting for her to say something to me, actually I was hoping she would because now that I'm in my 40's I can say what I like. So I would have said "well, I haven't jumped in because this line was available and I joined it. You bitch". Naw, I wouldn't have said that. But she probably thought that I was one.....

5 comments:

Foursons said...

Hmmm...I don't get why they were all in the same line. I did what you did once at a clothing store and got those same daggers. As I stood my ground I then learned that they were all waiting in the big line and moving to the registers as they opened up. Oops. But if 3 people were already in line at McD's, then I don't get it.

Erin said...

If that lady was smart she would have jumped in behind you!

One of my biggest pet peeves...Stupid People!

Jen said...

I hate that when ppl do that. don't just follow.

Farmers Wife said...

People are like sheep and follow follow follow. Sorry not me...

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