Friday, October 3, 2008

The truth hurts

I was at Hobby Lobby after work picking up a few essentials (or non-essentials in Hub's eyes), one being a new can of spray paint. Hobby Lobby has theirs locked up in an attempt keep all of those under-18-year-olds from huffing paint. There are even nice big signs in neon pink stating that you must be 18 years old to purchase this drug, er, paint, and ID may be required.

I look around and find two late teen/early 20 somethings and ask them to open the case so I can get my can. Girl #1 takes Girl #2 (possibly in training) to the office to get the keys to the paint huffing case. I'm standing there waiting patiently, browsing the goods on the rest of the aisle in the meantime. I notice them coming my way, and Girl #1 is explaining to Girl #2 the procedures. I hear her say "The customer must be 18 to purchase. Oh yeah, she looks like she's older than 18."

Hmph.

Really? Did she have to say it out loud? Yeah, I know. I'm 34. But couldn't she have asked for my ID just to be nice? Maybe she'll see the valuing in that when she's 34.

Next time I'll go to Michael's instead, where their paint is not locked up and there are no neon pink signs plastered to the wall. And then I'll hit the spa and ask for a nice microderm abrasion treatment with a side of bran or fiber while on my way to the Senior Center.

11 comments:

Gwen said...

ROFL... Can I join you? I bought something the other day at Walmart and was offended when the clerk just came over (I was in the self-checkout lane) and keyed in the ok without asking for ID. Maybe we should look at it as we appear so much wiser and more mature than anyone who would be so silly as to spray paint a bridge or building or something like that. ;)

Amy said...

That is tooo funny. It does make you feel really OLD when comments are made like that...

Sweet Simplicity said...

You do NOT look 34! Your profile pic made me think you were around my age--23.

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

I just love that story. I am 32 & my sister is 40. A few months ago we went to the grocery store & I was asked if I was the older sister. To say the least I haven't been back. I also hate to be called Mam, Miss is much better =) I love the picture of the old woman, too funny.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! I remember the first time I was called "ma'am", it by a marine, and they say it to everyone, but still...YIKES!!! :)

M ^..^

Shannon said...

Thats funny!!! It is weird that our spray paint isn't locked up like yours.

Miss Anne said...

LOL!

you dont look a day over 18!

:) i'll join you at the spa!

Junk Sophisticate said...

I so appreciate this story. I'm 38 and hear more "ma'ams" from younger people than I'd like!

Candy

AJ said...

Well, if it makes you feel any better you most certainly do not even look 34! So there:) Oh, and I just bought paint at Hobby Lobby and theirs wasn't locked up. Must be lots more sniffers where you live;)

Sandy Toes said...

This CRACKED me up! How funny! Love that last picture!
-Sandy Toes

Monogramchick said...

Oh my gosh, that is TOO FUNNY!
I remember when some little 18 year old "flippy girl" called me ma'am, I was only 27 at the time and horrified. This year is my 30th, I agree with Gwen, we are looking wiser rather than old.