Lily and I went to S.L.C. for a few days this week. While there, we went to Sam's--which is a must when hitting the big city. Now, I don't care for people while I'm shopping in general. They're just annoying and rude...and some of them smell. But this particular day, I was in a hurry to get the shopping over with.
As I turned into the baking isle, there was a lady blocking the isle. Come on now. This is Sam's where the isles are friggin' huge! You have to be an extra special kind of butthead to block an entire isle by yourself. Her annoying body was blocking the right side of it while her big Sam's cart blocked the left side. I stood there for a second, waiting for her to move slightly one way or another...and when she did, I tried to zip past her. Then she did one of those I'm-oblivious-to-the-rest-of-the-world moves and stopped dead in her tracks which caused me to have to stop quick--jamming the handle of the cart into my ribs. She got one of those stupid, "Oh, was I in your way?" looks, said "Sorry", and moved. I pushed my cart passed her with a very irritated look on my face...might have even rolled my eyes. And as if I didn't hear her first half-crapped apology, she said it again louder and almost with a question mark at the end. I did not forgive her. She was almost mad at me for not saying, "Oh, it's okay your big-fat-isle-hogging butt thinks you're the only shopper at this fine store today. Really, it's my fault for choosing this isle while you were still using it. MY apologies. Here's my phone number. Call me so we can get together and skip through fields of sunflowers and bake biscotti while listening to Celine Dion!"
My question is, how did this lady get the right to be annoyed at me for not saying anything to her "I'm sorry." Is this not a free country? (Yes, I realize I just contradicted myself.) Am I not allowed to be rude? Who dictates whether or not I have to be polite when bated? Whatever happened to the Golden Rule?
If I was in La-la Land while the rest of the world was trying to get around me, I would fully expect people would not like me. I will even join in on the self-bashing when needed. Like, the other day as I was driving in Provo, I cut someone off cuz 1. I was on the phone and 2. I wasn't paying attention because of reason one and 3. I was about to get on the freeway unintentionally and had to get over quick. After cutting the guy off and completely avoiding eye contact, I gave myself a proper lashing..."Stupid moron! You're an idiot! Pay attention! Get off the phone!"
So how come I have to be polite to others who are clearly morons? Back in the old days, I would have just pulled out my shiny firearm and shot the ladies foot off. She wouldn't have even had time to be appalled at my disdain for her big-fat-isle-hogging butt.
I realize politeness has it's place in our society--it's what separates us from the Middle East and Hollywood--but so does being able to let people now you are NOT happy with their meager existence.
(In all fairness to this woman, she was neither fat nor old...but nonetheless annoying.)
On a completely different note:
Movies: This past week I saw Hellboy 2 and Hancock...both good movies worth seeing. In case you need a suggestion. Dan...I need more insight into Hellboy's stone hand and why does he have pretty decorations in his skin?
I also saw Catch & Release...S.t.u.p.i.d. That 2 hours could be better spent doing something else...like, not watching Catch & Release.
Vantage Point was also kind of...eh. About a half-hour in, you realize it's going to irritate you cuz they retell the same story 5 times from a different character's point of view.
There's a new trailer HERE for Twilight, in case you haven't seen it. I think this is the one movie ever that I would actually wait in a really long line for. (Bonnie, where's the picture that makes you uncomfortable:) Nevermind, I think I found it...it's kind of strangely ugly. They could've done better. Is that the one you're talking about?)
Books: I'm still on the fence about The Host. I've been reading it for 3 months now and I'm only half-way through. It's a good book, just doesn't hold my focus like the Twilight books do. I would definitely check it out from the library or borrow it, but I probably wouldn't buy it again if I had the choice. I've heard that once you're half-way through it becomes one of those can't-put-it-down books...so we'll see.
The Host will probably take a back seat for the next month or so while I do some re-reading...I need to be ready for Breaking Dawn in two weeks. Yipee!
T.V.: This season of Last Comic Standing...not that funny. Bummer.
I'm still catching up on past seasons of The Office. We're currently at the episodes where the Scranton Branch has "absorbed" the other one (I forget). Someone tell me that the chick Jim is "kind of seeing" goes away soon...? Obviously he gets together with Pam at some point...I'm just hoping it's sooner rather than later so all can be right in the world again.
Baby Borrowers is funny. It just reaffirms the idea that teenagers are, in fact, dumb. I hope by the time Lily is a teenager, they have evolved into something I can work with...and stand.
You know what I often wonder? When will Jon & Kate get sick of the cameras? Will we still be watching them when the 8 are going through puberty? I hope so. Their's makes my life look like a breeze.