I went shopping with S today while J and T were at school. I noticed something. Well, actually, I've known this for some time, but it was once again demonstrated that Many People Are Rude.
First, we went to Osh Kosh. S needed pants that were long enough but also narrow enough in the waist so he didn't walk out of them. He's 20 months old and in the 97th %ile for height and rather skinny; it's harder than one would think to find pants that fit him. But I digress..
So, at Osh Kosh. I'm pushing S in a six and a half year old stroller, it's a beast, but I do my best not to take the clothing racks with me or run into anyone's ankles. Apparently, I'm a freak of nature because at least two other women (mothers, mind you) are blocking aisles and when I try to get by, they IGNORE ME. Seriously. They know I'm there; I even did the whole fake-surprised thing and apologized. One woman DID NOT EVEN LOOK AWAY FROM THE MERCHANDISE. Gah.
After doing some damage at Osh Kosh, I headed to Kohl's to meet my mother. She had a 30% off coupon and I needed some underwear (ooh - exciting!). We went down to the lower level to look at the shoes (sadly, nothing good). It's bad enough that many of the aisles are not stroller-friendly; mirrored posts block many of them. But I tried to go around an island of shoes in the main aisle, and this woman JUST STOOD THERE TRYING ON SHOES, IGNORING ME. Again, I know she knew I was there; I said "excuse me" rather clearly. And don't play that "My hearing isn't what it used to be," Mrs. I'm-A-Senior-Citizen-So-You-Should-Show-Me-Some-Respect-And-Let-Me-Do-Whatever-I-Damn-Well-Please. You were being rude, and even my mother saw it. Double Gah.
But on the upside, I bought an article of clothing with what is quite possibly the stupidest name ever given to an article of clothing. Yes, I am now the proud owner of JEGGINGS. Ugh, how I loathe that word. So much that I think I threw up a little in my mouth. Bleagh.