ELC Day 3

I have just returned home from the Union Square Greenmarket with the following:

– another Fizzy Lizzy soda ($1.69 at Whole Foods)
– a loaf of bread ($4.00)
– dandelion greens and spinach ($5.00)
– turkey sausage because the turkey thighs were so good ($9.20 for about 1.5 lbs)
– grape tomatoes ($3.50)
– cheese (about .3 lbs for $7.00)
– a quart of milk and a yogurt drink ($5.00)

Grand total: $35.49

Grand total to date: $63.28

Getting back to that quart of milk and yogurt drink I picked up at Ronnybrook Farm Dairy… now, the pollen count here is high, and in the course of my transaction, my kid sneezed. “Bless you,” said the guy behind the table. My kid said nothing and inched behind me slightly. We continued our transaction. My kid sneezed again, the dude said “bless you” again, my kid inched further behind me.

Then, the guy turns to me and says, “Teachin’ her not to say ‘thank you,’ huh?”

Here’s what I didn’t say: “Why, yes, we’re hoping to raise a smug, irritating jackass who will one day be as astute as you. Wish us luck!”

Instead, I gritted my teeth, opted against punching him in the neck, and said, “She’s shy.”

“Oh, shy; well, I guess that’s okay then,” he said.

Gee, thanks, paragon of appropriate human interaction; I’m glad to know shyness is acceptable to you.

So, in closing, Ronnybrook Farm Dairy, y’all be sure to invest my five dollars wisely. Don’t spend it all in one place, ’cause I ain’t coming back to pay any part of that guy’s salary ever again.

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5 thoughts on “ELC Day 3

  1. I’m speechless. I have about three or four really hot buttons, and having assholes make ignorant comments to me about my kids (or how I parent them) is definitely one of them.

  2. I don’t even know what bothered me more: his implication that my child was being willfully rude or that I was somehow implicitly instructing her in methods of rudeness.

    I’m still just utterly gobsmacked by the whole encounter.

  3. Oh my! Rude and outspoke, excellent customer service. Not too mention, a superstitious person would know that it is considered bad luck to say thank you to a blessing.

  4. that’s too bad – i had a very interesting and polite email interaction with the owner of ronnybrook awhile back and really like them. could it be that this guy was an employee?? they do feed their cows grass for the most part, which is more than i can say for most of easily available milk out there. sorry they were rude to you… i personally like them, but feel badly they ruined your customer experience.

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