Not Quite Married To The Idea

, , | Romantic | June 17, 2017

(I’m in my mid-20s, female, and single. This is very odd in our small town, as most girls marry fairly young. Occasionally, customers comment on it. I don’t mind too much, as I’ve been burned in past relationships, so I know I’m a little picky when it comes to guys. Then there’s this regular customer…)

Me: “Hi, [Customer]! How are you?”

Customer: “Well, I’m just fine, young lady. How are you? How’s the wedding planning going?”

Me: “Oh, I’m not getting married. You must have me mistaken with someone else!”

Customer: “But why aren’t you?”

Me: “Well, I just haven’t found the right guy yet.”

Customer: “You SHOULD get married! It’s a disgrace, the way you young girls hold out nowadays. Don’t you WANT to get a man?”

Me: “Well, sure, once I find the right one—”

Customer: “You and [Coworker #1] over there. She was engaged last year, and now she’s not. How are you two are as old as you are and aren’t married?”

(The coworker in question is in her early 20s.)

Me: “Um… I really don’t think I should comment on her personal life.”

Customer: “FIND A MAN!”

Me: “I’ll do my best.”

(Customer exits. The coworker in question walks over to me.)

Coworker: *sarcastically* “Right. Because being married to an a** is way better than being single! This town, I swear…”

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  • Flami

    Some customers are just pretty nosy! What if they didn’t want to get married (again)?

  • That customer would hate me. I didn’t get married until I was 35 (and married another woman to boot).

    • Deadpool

      Deadpool supports gay marriage… as long as both chicks are hot!

    • gyorklady

      I’m ace and have no plans on getting married. He wouldn’t like me very much either.

    • Serabeth

      Yeah, he would hate me too. I didn’t go on my first date until I was 23, and I recently turned 29 and have been dating my first boyfriend for 6 months. I guess I’m a late bloomer? Maybe that’s not the word for it, as I probably would’ve dated as young as 16 or 17 if I’d found the right guy. I guess I am just super picky. Either way, I’m very happy with the man I’ve chosen, but I’m glad I didn’t have anyone in my life pressuring me like OP does. Especially not strangers — that’s just creepy.

      Also, I know when I was 18 to 21 (which is when I assume most women in OP’s town marry), I was still very immature and didn’t know what I wanted from life, let alone a relationship. I can’t imagine those marriages have a very high success rate. It seems they should stop pressuring their young people (or is it just the young women?) to marry, and instead let them find their own way in life a bit first.

      • Kraziekat

        What’s a date?

  • Max

    Well that customer wasn’t creepy as h*ck, nope…

    (Also seriously ugh the censoring on here)

    • Flami

      Heck.

      Edit: Hmm, that actually worked. I was testing to see whether it would or not. H-E-double hockey sticks is probably gonna be censored, though.

      • Max

        I originally used the eff word. I am a foul-mouthed person.

        • Flami

          Ha, I would use that word, too!

      • Deadpool

        I can confirm that the second word does get censored.

        • Flami

          Thanks, Deadpool!

    • EJ Nauls-Poland

      Yeah it’s annoying, but I’ve found that jackass is accepted so I’ve been using that in lieu of smart*ss and as*hole.

    • motherfckngfox

      I think cunt gets through too.

      • Max

        I really hope this isn’t one of those censoring situations where you can throw around all kinds of things, like slurs and other words that people consider to be really horribly offensive, but a bit of mild cussin’ gets blocked to h*ck and back.

  • gyorklady

    Customer: FIND A MAN!

    Me: Okay.

    (goes and searches the aisles, finds a random male customer)

    Me: (pointing) Found one!

    • Kristen

      I found Waldo!

  • Kitty

    “Oh, regular customer! It’s so nice to see you again; and I wanted to say, I took your words to heart. I’m getting married next month. To whom? To Coworker #1!” Cute his head exploding.