Thursday, February 5, 2009

This will make you feel better about yourself

I made a purchase at Barnes & Nobel today. When I stepped away from the counter, the man behind me, an older gentleman called out. "Mam? Mam?" As I paused, he said, "Turn around." And he peeled a piece of toilet paper off the back of my coat and handed it to me.

7 comments:

Denis Haack said...

And I am married to this remarkable woman.

Vitamin Z said...

That does make me feel better. Thanks for sharing.

z

Marcie said...

Thanks for the laugh!

kate o. said...

ha! can we share embarrassing stories here to make you feel better?

once, while working at a coffee shop on a particularly horrible day i snapped at a customer who thought he knew me. i couldn't understand a word he was saying, thought he was just being rude with me and lost it. he then pulls out a laminated card that says, "please be patient with me, i'm a throat cancer survivor." true story.

most humbling day of my life.

Margie Haack said...

kate, ahhhh. That makes me feel a lot better.

Wes said...

Funny, this exact thing has been a recurring fear of mine. Whenever I come out of the bathroom, I almost always check for this. A little paranoid, maybe?

Margie Haack said...

here's a toast to paranoia, ocd, and all other underrated mental illnesses.