I seriously dislike it when the people from the various cable companies who are staked out in the big box store approach me. I know they are doing a job, I know they are doing that job as they have been trained. I still wish they would not see me.
I know where they lurk in our local big box store. I usually look before I go that way to see if they are there. To see if they are already busy talking with someone, or to see if I need to take evasive measures. Today when mom and I were in the store she had me moving in circles. It was intended, it was as she remembered what she needed. We had already once gone by where the cable people were lurking, but they were busy and didn’t see us. Mom remembered something which meant going back in that direction. From where we were when she remembered, I simply started down an aisle that was not the domain of the cable people. As we walked up to the display of what she wanted I heard a voice.
Cable Guy, “Double Trouble.” Which I ignored.
Cable Guy, “Hey Double Trouble.”
This time I looked up. Cable guy, “You two are double trouble right?”
Me, silently groaning. Please, no. At first I had looked at him trying to think if I should know him from somewhere, like social media, until I saw the XYZ cable company name embroidered onto his shirt.
Cable Guy, “You two showing this place what perfection looks like?”
Me, “We have XYZ cable, we have the whole works, there is nothing you can help me with.” I was polite, I was calm. I was adamant.
Cable Guy, “Okay……………….You aren’t moving are you?”
Me, staring now, but simply shakes my head no.
Cable Guy, “Well you two just continue showing the store how its done being awesome.” and finally walks away.
My mother finally speaks, “I bet he thinks I can’t talk since I never said a word.”Me, “Nah, he saw us talking before he walked up. Don’t worry about it. Which of these did you want?”
Still…after that conversation I really felt as if I needed a shower, as if I had been slimed or something. Maybe its just me, but after having been approached like that in the past, I really wish they would stop training their people to approach customers like that. BUT…I could in all honesty tell my son I was not rude. He actually thought it was funny when I told him that apparently those cable people are free range now since he was away from his table in the center aisle.
Last night, I walked into the bathroom to get my robe. Less than a half of an inch above where my robe was hanging, was a spider. Not a ginormous spider, but big enough. My son was still awake, I knocked on his door and asked if he would get the spider. After waiting, and his not getting the spider, I finally went into the kitchen, found a small plastic bowl, a piece of thin cardboard and went and captured the spider, took it to the back door and tossed the whole thing out into the dark. But I didn’t squish it.
This trying to be respectful, not rude, caring and not entitled, is tiring..but feels good.