Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Excuse me!? WHAT did you call her?!?

That's exactly what our cashier at WalMart said to Rush last night upon overhearing our conversation wherein Rush did nothing more than say, "Mom, do you think that ribbon color is what they are looking for?".

She gasped and she wheezed and she sucked in air for a few moments as she tried to regain her composure, and Rush & I stood there staring blankly at her and each other - not completely sure what was so shocking to this poor cashier.

"Did you just call her 'mom'? Is she really your mom?!"

"Um...? Yes, she is...?" (we still weren't really comprehending what was so shocking until she finally gushed...)

"Wow! I thought she was your older sister but that's it! Not your mom!"

I do look younger than 35 but not a lot younger, at least I don't think I look a lot younger, and Rush does look a fair bit older than her years but at least it's not as bad as it was a few years ago. When she was in Grade 8 (still 13 years old) she was hospitalized for a bit and the doctor's kept asking her what she did for a living...

The fact that I am only 18 years older than Rush does add to the whole scenario but we have never gotten a reaction quite like that one. I sure do hope that cashier finally caught her breath.

P.S. I ♥ that cashier; she made my day (or night, rather).

1 comment:

Missy said...

hahaha good one!!! I love it when people think I'm younger than I am!!