Monday, August 3, 2009

McDonald’s Playland Shrew

That’s me; I’m the shrew. This mom comes up to me at McDonald’s who I’ve seen around before and asks me what I’m having.

Me: “A baby.”

Her: “Of course. I mean, boy or girl?”

Me: “Yes. One of those.”

Later, she asks what my husband does for a job and I tell her he’s an engineer. She nods knowingly and says something about it being nice that he has such a good job so I can stay home [read: and keep popping out babies and buy some McDonald’s fries every now and then]. I tell her he doesn’t make the big bucks … that I’ve used cloth diapers and nursed for 8 years, we don’t usually buy new clothes, we drive used vehicles, we don’t live in a mansion we can’t afford, etc.

She was really very nice; just inquisitive. I wanted to tell her I’M the one who asks the questions around this town.

3 comments:

  1. So what did you ask her?? Come on, we want to know all about her. And is she done having babies yet? And how much does her husband earn? LOL

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  2. When I was a pregnant waitress I had so many inquisitive people. I spent so much time explaining my life story to curious stringers I was hardly able to find the time to bring them food. Why was I working? What kind of man would let me work? What was the name? Are there any others? Are we done yet? What does your husband do? How old are you?

    I can never remember being that curious when I saw a pregnant woman. It is like you become fascinating the second a baby lump appears.

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  3. YEAH! Like...do you have any chocolate on you? I could use a piece right now.

    Or--do you feel at all like rubbing my feet because I'm so awesome?
    Or--and I'm taking donations for the MacCult mini bus, care to contribute?

    ...Should I be alarmed that all of my suggestions include some form of extortion?

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