I haven’t done a rant in a long time and just the thing happened to me yesterday. Actually, 2 things happened to me yesterday that I just have to let out.
I was at the local rec centre just leaving swimming lessons. I walked up to my car and what do I see:
It’s a DAMN good thing the baby’s car seat is on the passenger side. Oh and I’m not all the skinny but it made me feel so good to call myself that Does he/she think that because she’s on the line that that’s ok? Man oh man, some people… I had a look inside the van while I was pressed up against it and saw an Elmo lunch kit inside. For some reason I’m all judgy on Elmo now.
After that, I drove downtown and met a friend for lunch at a sandwich shop.
I grabbed my sandwich and luckily got there before the rush so I could see that there was plenty of seating on the other side of the restaurant. I just had to get there with my stroller.
Easier said then done. My stroller turns on a dime but the amount if stink eye I received trying to get there was incredible.
The first lady I asked to move her chair looked at me like I was effing joking. I almost thought she wasn’t going to budge and that she was just going to say “Are you kidding me?” I even had to tap her on the shoulder after I said “excuse me” 3 times.
Then I had to negotiate around another set of table and chairs where I needed to get a guy to pull in his chair. You would have thought I had asked him to move his car to ALABAMA by the look on his face.
I’ve noticed that when you are pushing a stroller or carrying a car seat there are two types of people.
- People who bend over backwards for you. Grab doors when they’re clearly helping you out. Move chairs to help you get through. Offer to carry your bags when it looks like your struggling. Give you the elevator when they’ve already been waiting longer than you. Those people are amazing.
- Then there’s the people who don’t give you enough room walking down the hall. Stand right in the way when you’re trying to get though. Don’t hold the door for you after they’ve JUST walked through it. Look at you as if you’re an alien with your car seat and/or stroller. These people should be left notes on their cars about their ignorance.
Rant over. Thanks for letting me vent.