Why I haven’t posted in more three weeks: #2

June 3, 2012

Reason #1:  I’ve been trying to identify a rare humingbird species

Reason #2:  Moose offended a Costco food server

I hauled Jax and Moose with me to Costco the other day.  It’s not pleasant and it’s certainly not efficient, and since they are my free time, I rarely ever go to the store, which is why we have to Papa’s crunchy beans.

And so it was that we found ourselves having our lunch in Costco.  Two samples of cheese; chicken egg rolls; cream puffs; and to drink, mango juice.  The Costco server stood there in her hairnet, her white lab coat and her latex gloves, looking grim.  The mango juice was delicious.

Then it happened.

Moose coughed.

“Is he sick?” the CS demanded.

“I don’t know,” I said absently.  “He’s got a cold.”

“He’s sick,” she said disgustedly.

“It’s not like he’s got tuberculosis,” I said.

Then she made a big production of walking across the room to a corner where she stood indignantly, eyeing us as if we were criminals until we strolled away.

Really.  This happened.

P.S.  I did not buy the mango juice.

Up next Reason #3:  I’ve been watching grass grow



{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Irene June 4, 2012 at 6:57 am

Germaphobe! OMG, and she works in Costco??

She’s a weirdo. I’m sure her fellow employees think so, too.

Ally June 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Seriously? She works at COSTCO!! Could there be a bigger box of germs?

Jenn June 4, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Ladies: no kidding! If she has a compromised immune system that’s the last place she needs to be. As it is, a few Moose cooties could make you a better person.


Pamela June 4, 2012 at 3:38 pm

OK, she’s in a public place with like 5 bajillion germs and she acts like that about one kid coughing? Hello, MENTAL.

papa June 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm

This is all news to me. I thought whoever went to Costco was suppose to buy wine? And not just that nasty ass Chardonnay.

Whose emergency bottle was it that you drank the other night? One of my better bottles of Gold Leaf Reserve no less. Thanks for returning the favor!


Nicole June 4, 2012 at 5:39 pm

When did wearing a hairnet give someone the right to be so uppity?

Betsy at Zen Mama June 5, 2012 at 8:54 pm

The Colorado Costco ladies are a lot nicer. But then I would never take my children to the store sick. Hahahahaha! That’s my attempt at humor!! Once someone asked why I named my son Max with disgust in her voice. I wish I said, “I named him after my dead father.” But I was just dumbfounded.

PS I love the idea of watching grass grow. Just had a wonderful vacation and haven’t posted for nearly two weeks. It feels good, huh? Like not doing your homework sometimes!

portia June 6, 2012 at 2:48 pm

Sounds like the sample lady needs a little time spent taking care of children….I have to assume she is not familiar with their ways. The ability to predict coughs, sneezes, and even temper tantrums, is not conferred upon one by parenthood or association. This is spoken by one whose family has had 4 cases of pink eye in one week! And we’re all still alive.

Kristy K. James June 14, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Sounds like the Costco lady needs to find a new line of work. Should have let Moose give her a big kiss. Except then he might catch something from her. I’ll be good and keep that thought to myself though.

I don’t blame you for not posting for a while. Seems like many bloggers are getting burned out lately. Or it could just be a case of summeritis. It’s a whole lot more fun enjoying good weather than it is to sit in front of a computer (unless you prefer windchills, like me…and then you just enjoy the a/c). 🙂

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