Thursday, September 25, 2008
You know it's never good when someone starts a sentence, "now don't take offesnse..."
So I'm at the mall returning some shoes and I pass by one of those kiosks- I don't even know how to spell it, but anyways, they are selling face cleaner, lotions, etc. A man with samples of lotion approaches me as I'm rushing by trying at all costs to avoid eye contact. He comes right up to me and asks me if I take care of my skin. I say, " Yeah, I guess so" slowing momentarily. I am guessing that someone who "takes care" of their skin is washing your face when you shower and additionally if and when you wear makeup. AKA Sunday evening b/c of church. I'm wondering however, does it look like I don't "care for my skin?" He says immediately after, "I thought so b/c you have nice skin, however....(he leans a little closer), and don't take offense.... but I have something that will help those dark circles under your eyes. Come here, come take a look...." He motions me over to his counters of potions. Don't take offense? Uhhhh... sorry, too late. Offense taken. Does he not see the two kids in front of me- one whining and fighting to get out of the stroller and the other one pulling on my hand saying, "come on mommy, let's go to the playland...." Is cream going to fix that? Uh, probably not. "No thanks," I reply with a kind smile, "I just need a nap," ... And not to get up at the crack of dawn because one of the kids is up for the day.... And not to get up in the middle of the night to wake up my son to use the bathroom and/or change the wet bed sheets and his pajamas because our 4 year old is now insisting on wearing underwear to bed because he is "not a baby" and doesn't want to wear diapers, requiring us to do lots of laundry and you guessed it, loose more sleep. Got something to help with that?? Didn't think so.