Sometimes an odd thing happens to me when I am out shopping. Strangers come up and talk to me, and sometimes think I work at the store at which I am shopping. Let me explain my lastest escapade.
I was at Walmart just this past Thursday - minding my own business when a lady crosses the women's clothing department with a skirt in her hand and asked me, "Is this a skirt or a dress?" I didn't know why she singled me out when there were other people around, but I told her I thought it was a skirt and went on shopping.
Wait, I'm not through yet. I walked out to one of those racks they have near the aisle to look at some yoga tanks and this lady in a scooter motors up to me asking me where the school supplies were.
Um, excuse me - I don't work here. I have a shopping buggy with me with crap in it, I have street clothes on and am carrying a purse. I am clearly shopping just like you are. What in holy hell made these people think that I worked at the freaking Walmart? There were store employees all over the place, so it's not like I was the only person around. I just don't get it. Do I have a sign above my head that says, "Questions? Ask me!"
This truly happens to me more often than you guys know. I don't know if I have a friendly face, or a demeanor about me or what. I'm usually pretty okay about it and am friendly to other people, but some days I want to be left the hell alone. This kinda was one of those days unfortunately but I wasn't rude to anyone, thank god. I told scooter lady I didn't know where the school supplies were and she motored on her merry little way.