What the frick is wrong with people????????
Are people this stupid, or am I oversensitive?
One of my pet peeves is rude, pushy or obnoxious people. The other day I had my limit of these folks and figured I would fire back at a few. Here's my story and I'd like you to read it and comment on whether I over-reacted or not.
So, I go to the Big Box hardware store ( you know, the one with the orange color) and I am looking for a replacement rotisserie for my grill. I am talking with a customer service person in the aisle, he is showing me the different types and sizes of rotisseries. In mid sentence as i am asking if they carry only a motor, because that's all I need, some old fart comes up and just starts talking to him right over me. I was like WTH???? So I said "EXCUSE ME!!!, But he is helping me right now". This old geezer looks right at me and says "I got one quick question and..." I did interrupt him with a loud "DON'T CARE, he's helping me, wait your turn". Old guy starts to say something to the effect of "I fought in the war, if it weren't for me, you might not have ever been born". To which I replied, "If it weren't for the advances my generation made in medicine, you'd probably be dead". With that he kinda did a Ralph Kramden (Hummanahummanahummana) and he walked away. The poor guy from the store just stood there with his head down, looking at his feet (and I'm guessing praying for his break).
Then later in the day I had to stop at the local convenience store. A woman walked right in front of me on her cell phone and let the door go as I was approaching. OK, just a dummy I thought. Then as I got in line, she got behind me (at least she was off the phone) and we waited. The lady in front of me paid, and as she was putting away her change moved her items to the right and out of the way and apologized for being in the way. To which I replied "No problem". I put my items on the counter, and this TWIT behind me reaches over and moves them!!! I turned and yelled right in her face "DO NOT TOUCH MY ITEMS". She looks at me and quips back, "They are in my way" and pushed them again. So, me being a smart-ass, I moved to the left in front of her so she could not put her stuff on the counter, and took my sweet time finding my wallet, counting out bills, waiting for change, putting said change in my wallet, and asking for a bag for my 2 sodas and chips. After that was done I turned to her and said very loudly, "NEVER TOUCH MY STUFF, HAVE A NIC F%*(ING DAY" and left.
I usually take everything with a grain of salt, laugh and move on. Thanks to Ed Foreman and the several speaking engagements of his that I attended that is uauslly easy to do. But for some reason, that day, I had had enough.
Did I over-react, or would you have done something similar?