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You too, Shushy

This morning I got “shushed” by someone. I was standing in line at CVS, buying a pair of nude nylon knee highs (which, when you are as pale as I am, look more like suntan—they really need to come out with a shade called “pasty white” or “vampire” or something) and the guy asked me if I have a CVS extra care card and I said that I didn't, but would he give me the sales price anyway, as the knee-highs were buy one get one half off? And he didn’t say anything, so I repeated myself.

And then he put his finger to his lips and shushed me.

“Did you just shush me?” I asked.

“All I meant by it was that you don’t have to go on and on,” he said.

“Oh,” I said. “As long as that’s all you meant.”
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4 comments:

Alicia said...

How rude! You were much nicer than I'd have been, he was lucky.

go sox said...

If he gave you the discount, who cares? He was probably trying to make sure management didn't catch his subversion.

Katie said...

I agree with go sox, he was just probably suffering from manageritis, and was trying to help you out, without getting caught.

PS did you lose my # or something???

Gienna said...

Sorry, Go Sox and Katie -- the guy was an ass. You can get the sale price at CVS without the card -- they do it all the time. This wasn't a conspiratorial shush. He was telling me to shut up. You can tell that by his "apology," in which he said he only wanted me to stop going "on and on."

I'm actually surprised at your comments -- I thought it was common knowledge that shushing someone (under any circumstances) is rude.

And for everyone that's waiting for an email or a phone call from me: Sorry, but this full-time job thing is HARD. Have you noticed how often I've been blogging lately? I don't have time to do anything. It's about 6 a.m. here and oh, by the way, I've been up since 4 a.m. working on my second job.

Dingle-berries.