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Mall Abuse

I am the Nice Person in the mall who always walks around people. Ducking here, ducking there. Circling around clusters of bodies just fricking standing there hogging the whole middle of the road. Winding my convulated way through hordes of folks who obviously have no intention of stepping aside to perhaps let me pass by for a change.

See? I'm a nice person. Courteous, considerate, blah, blah.

Yesterday I was doing my nice act while seriously struggling under the two heavy, humongous shopping bags slung over my shoulders. Oh, and sweating like a pig in my coat, no less. Smelling coffee that I knew I couldn't get because once I set down these bags I'd never pick 'em up again.

Bump. Smack. Yes, ma'am, that was indeed my foot--not that you asked. 

Like I'm not heavy enough, I have to schelp two bags that weigh 30 pounds each? Bags that inconsiderate people, at regular intervals, knock off my aching shoulders? That gets old after a while.

Finally I couldn't take it anymore. With the weight already behind me, I  figured--what the heck?

So I turned into this:

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It was positively liberating!  

Honestly, I'm so crabby lately. Maybe I shouldn't go out for a while. :D

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warriorofworry
Dec. 22nd, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
Good for you. (They're just not. paying. any. attention. Not to mention the real time to go Xmas shopping is - are you ready? Xmas eve. People will buy *anything*, and they're rushed but sheepish and happy with anticipation.)
rowanda380
Dec. 22nd, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
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lol, yeah I seriously avoid public places this time of year, I get so frustrated with people standing there and not thinking about anyone else, and poor little me trying to find my way through without bothering anyone...it can be infuriating...
shoebrera
Dec. 23rd, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Nah, not too crabby. I'm the person who stops and stands stock still when people walk abreast from one side to the other. They go around far easier than if I tried to go through or around them.

My suggestion? Just take your tank!
edgyauthor
Dec. 23rd, 2010 05:53 am (UTC)
Ugh, that sounds so incredibly annoying. I don't think anyone can blame you for embracing your Inner Tank. ;)
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