Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I wonder...

I ran to the gas station today.

Okay, I really didn't run. I hopped into my car.

Nope, I'm lying again. No hopping here.

I got into my car today to go to the gas station.

There we go. Much better.

Anyways, I went because I was out of Diet Coke. And, anyone who knows me realizes this isn't a good thing for anyone involved.

So, Tom asks for some sweets while I'm at the store. Something chocolately, preferably. Who can deny the boy his chocolate?! Not me.

I get up to the counter with my Diet Coke, six donuts and a half-gallon of cookies and creme ice cream. I sit down my purchases and suddenly have an idea of what would be going through my head if I were the cashier.

(I suppose I should quickly add that I'm not a size 2, if ya know what I mean...)

So, I say it out loud for her:

Yeah, the Diet Coke is to cancel out the donuts and ice cream...
The poor girl looks a little taken back, like she doesn't know how to respond to my comment. She mumbles something about how she wishes that were true, and finishes the transaction.

As I walk to my car with my purchases, I wonder if I made her feel awkward. Interesting...

9 comments:

Nick Phillips, MY said...

I was thinking exactly the sane thing you thot that cashier was thinking ... LOL!

Sugar Queens Dream said...

I think maybe she just didn't have the brains to comprehend what you had just said to her. LOL.... I never use diet anything , you can tell. I love my coke full of sugar ! LOL
Peace!

Bluepaintred said...

what! You bought diet coke and NO mentos???


I bought diet coke and mento's last night!

Elizabeth said...

You know I think that there is really no telling in these situations. First off it just depends if she was socially akward to begin with then there is nothing really to be said there. In another case if she was just like uh huh ok then, well then she is just not cool anyways. Because I have to say you're a pretty fun person to talk to so most should enjoy any sort of conversation with you!! :-)

Jennifer said...

I used to be a cashier and these things always did make me laugh, but I almost didn't remember them a few seconds after they walked out the door. People buy the weirdest combinations of things though...that is for sure.

Your comment probably shocked the heck out of her, poor girl. ha ha...

Sally said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I just read your 100 things and saw that you have a 1999 9-3 Conv Saab...me too!!! Is that how you found me??

I LOVE mine, too! It's red, and I also got an awesome price on it, and I never want to get rid of it...ever!

Sheila said...

Nick - Exactly!

SQD
- I think she was more shocked that I verbalized what she was thinking!

Blue - Mentos? Uhm, no. I don't want to waste my Diet Coke by creating a rocket ship. Thx. :P

Eliz - She was probably only half listening to begin with. I find myself damn entertaining too!

Jennifer - I used to be a cashier also. I was pretty quick witted. Sometimes I think I was a little too fast with what clever thing I had to say...

Sally - I do love my Saab, but its very expensive to fix if something goes wrong! My top hasn't worked quite right in over a year. :( And, actually, I just stumbled upon you! I had no idea you had a Saab also!

Sally said...

I was lucky, and my Saab came with a warranty...I blew a head gasket, and the warranty fixed that, but it's the only problem I've ever had...knock on wood. My top works great, and it gets quite the workout when the weather is nice!

What color is yours? Mine is RED RED RED!

Trisha said...

I hate it when I say things and find that I think I am much more funny than the person I am speaking to, or it goes right over their heads. Hate that! Good thing you and I are both so darned clever...we get each other! Sad but true.