Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Walking in a Winter Wonder Whaaa?

December Challenge: Holiday Adventures

I love the Holidays, enough to bake gingerbread houses and apple-N-sausage stuffing. I go housewife wild but then there's the edgy/spicy side of myself that I have to be careful about-
I get horribly impatient while shopping.

Two years ago on black Friday, I got into a nasty scuffle at Wal-Mart. Okay, here's the dirt, so I moved some ladies cart from the middle of the aisle. For some reason that warranted her to go all postal on me. No joke, she come storming up to me and yelled, "Who said you could move my cart? You could 've gone around."

I stared at the booger hanging out of her nose and said, "I'm sorry but there are screw's in my foot holding my bone together. There's no way I'm walking around your cart."

She then called me a string of nasty names. Hunky Handy man stared at me warily, waiting to see my short fuse erupt. And sure enough, I got in her face and said, "I'm gonna tear your throat out."

This year, I had a much better reaction during a tense situation. Today, I saw an old friend at Wal-Mart. She looked stunning, even in grubby clothes. We chit-chatted about random stuff.

Then the old friend said, "I heard you're still at the same job. Funny, I thought your book would've been made into a movie by now."

The old me would've said a witchy comment back but instead I politely responded, "Not everything works out in the time frame that you want."

Who would've thought that this Holiday season would show me that growth is possible, even with stubborn lil me.


Janiel Miller said...

Awesome. Love it. Although knowing you as I do now I can't even picture you as a throat-ripper. :)

Donna Banta said...

While your response to the old friend is by far the more mature reaction, the "I'm going to tear your throat out" line is not without merit. ;-)

Janiel Miller said...

I agree with Donna. Haaaaahahahaha!

Maegan Langer said...

Oh, I so wish I could have seen that! Poor Hunky Handyman . . .

Russo said...

Oh, my goodness, you three made me laugh so hard I snorted. And well said, Donna.

Thanks again for making a rough day much better.