It’s been very hot here the past few days, and I have a sunburn to boot, and my car is in the shop with a broken air conditioner and has to have new tires and various filters, too, and we were part of a localized Internet/cable/digital phone outage for about 10 hours today, all of which made me cranky.
But the worst moment of all came when #1 Son and I went to the fancy-schmancy whole foods store to buy sushi after I came home from a meeting tonight. When the cashier handed me the receipt I looked down and saw these words:
And what a smug expression she had on her face as she gave this old lady her due. Due in about, oh, I don’t know, ten years?
I was getting carded well into my 30’s, and it was just a couple of years ago that the guy at the coffee shop asked if #1 Son and I were brother and sister. I have to admit this was a blow.
(But I did not offer to give back the $2.37.)