The Children Are Not Always Right

, , , , , , | Right | November 16, 2020

A mother comes over to my department with four kids ranging from a seven-year-old running around to a small toddler in the shopping cart seat. This woman is clearly just done with the day as she tries to pick out her purchases with the three smaller ones yammering in the cart and the eldest actually swatting at her in some attempt at a game or to get attention.

Me: “Long day?”

Mother: “I’m selling kids; you want one?”

Me: “Nope, sorry, I only do rentals, and when I return them, they’re hyped up on more sugar than they left on.”

Mother: “Ah, you must be an aunt.”

Me: “Yes, ma’am, proudly so. Anything else today?”

Mother: “No, that’s it. I guess I’ll keep them. Have a good day.”

Me: “You, too, ma’am, may your night get better.”

It was short and silly, but we both left the conversation smiling, at least.

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