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(I am on WIC (Woman, Infants and Children) support. My husband and I are having some hard times due to the fact it has been extremely difficult for me to find work. WIC covers some of the more expensive items on our food list. I’m in the store with my two-year-old daughter. There is also this older couple who are the rudest couple I have ever encountered. They are going around having something to say, loudly, about everyone they walk by. The older couple walks past a girl with maroon coloring in her hair.)
Rude Wife: “Oh god, what a rebellious b****! I bet her parents are real proud.”
(Next they come up on a young man in a hoodie, with his earphones from his iPod in. He has in his cart things to make a good dinner, but they are unimpressed.)
Rude Husband:, “Well that boy is just an immature thug with his loud music in his ears.”
(This whole time, I am being silent as they may just be having a bad day, until they get behind me in the bread aisle.)
Rude Husband: *to me* “Get out of the way!”
Rude Wife: “Yes, I really wish she would just pick out her welfare bread and get gone!”
(Thankfully, at this point another older lady speaks up.)
Older Lady: “Honey, she has WIC; it’s very different from welfare. Also, did you think that maybe this young woman has that because she is down on her luck and needs it?”
Me: *to the older lady* “Thank you!”
(At my ISP, we offer rental modems for wireless connections that come pre-encrypted with a 26 character long password. Many customers mistake zeros for O’s; I’m speaking to one such customer after correcting it for him.)
Customer: “I just couldn’t figure it out. I tried several times, but it didn’t want to work.”
Me: “Well, it looks like we found the problem. Just remember that there are no O’s in that password—only zeros.”
Customer: “That’s gotta be it. I know the first time I tried it I used O’s, and then I tried circles. Guess I didn’t think to try zeros!”