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.