I went to a local grocery store. First, I had to pee.
When I came out, a woman and her two kids were taking the whole space between the customer restroom and the refrigerator door, blocking travel back to the shopping area.
I excused myself, talking directly to the oldest daughter, the one who was standing nearest me. The mother turned and told me not to speak to her kid.
I was in Erickson's yesterday and saw the manager for the first time since....
20 June 2012
I told her that I felt sorry for her kids.
She answered me loudly, and persisted frequently looking down the way to see who was paying attention to the show. She told me that her husband worked there. I told her I felt sorry for her husband.
I went and got my forty.
Then I decided that I'd better speak with management.
So I did. He understood.