So after some confusion about breakfast, and after breakfast which was a veggie omelette some breakfast potatoes and a biscuit with coffee and creamer (not the healthiest but I fixed the rest of my day to fit it in) we went to my mom's place of work which happens to be the big superstore of the small town we live in. NO IT ISN'T WALMART. Anyway, the girls and I went in and we walked toward the place where parents can drop off their kids to play while they shop. I don't generally send them in there but there was really nothing else to do except go home (or take them to the toy aisle to window shop where whining about wanting a new toy would surely ensue) I asked Sassy and Breezy if they wanted to play. Sassy said yes. Breezy said no. Sassy went in. I asked Breezy why she didn't want to play. She said because there is another girl in there. ((sigh)) My anti-social child. But then as though if on cue the girl had to go potty, the attendant called for her mother to come pick her up and when the mother arrived she decided to take the girl out of the play place permanently. I asked Breezy, do you want to go in now and of course she gave me an emphatic yes. So in they went to play with
I went to go say hi to my mom who was working at the customer service desk. I walked up only to see that she had a line of people and there were only two of them at the desk. I waited through two customers until this
*Employees are allowed to chew gum while they work and my mom isn't one of those annoying gum
snapper/smacker/chomper/popper/chewers with open mouth. She chews very politely with her lips closed and makes sure it is in the back side of her mouth when she is talking.
Anyway, I couldn't believe my ears and my mom who is very relaxed and very nonchalant about this kind of stuff thought the guy was joking. But she quickly realized he wasn't when he said, "No, you throw your gum away. Don't talk to me while you're chewing gum."
My mom (who I am sure was embarrassed and angry) promptly knelt down to the trash can and spit the gum out. The
Mind you the people at the customer service desk are specially trained for the service desk and though they don't officially have a higher ranking, they do know more about the store and are trusted greatly with bigger responsibilities compared to cashiers.
The other girl at the customer service desk was giggling so hard and I was dumbfounded. My mom had to take a breather and stepped back, not taking another customer. She stood at the lotto machine doing something for quite a few minutes and then turned back around and took another customer. I am sure at least 10 minutes passed and when the
IT WAS FANTASTIC!
So, then we came home, I did my zumba hour and now I must prepare mentally to see Mr. A tomorrow.
Tuesday is weigh in day with progress photos and measurements. I'm looking forward to it.