Computer issues have kept me busy for the past 2 days, and unable to use my laptop. Since I’m trapped in the recliner, the laptop is my lifeline for everything. I’m pretty sure it caught the virus from the pop-up ads that kept appearing when I was reading my favorite cartoon…I was a month behind. I’ll have to find a new place to read it, since I don’t want to go through all that again.
This morning Husband took me to Wal-Mart. I know, fun capital of the world! But, since I have a hard time even walking around a store, so I don’t get out of the house much, this really was an event for me. Especially since I made it through the whole list I made. It was pretty uneventful until we left.
As we walked out to the car we saw a car waiting on someone leaving to get that parking place, and a car behind them. The person putting groceries into the car that was being waited on was a little old lady, and I could tell as soon as I saw the situation that there was no way this lovely senior citizen was going to be done getting everything out of the cart and into the car before Husband got all of our stuff in the car and we were ready to leave.
This is important because the woman waiting for the spot was waiting in front of our car, so we couldn’t back out. And understand, right now I have to use a cane to walk, so it’s not like we move fast. I don’t have anything for handicapped parking, because hopefully this isn’t going to last forever. So, we weren’t parked right up front, but close enough that this woman really wanted the little old lady’s spot.
Sure enough, Husband put the stuff in the car, put the cart into the cart holder, and got into the car while the little old lady was still puttering around. So of course, since she had room, the lady waiting for the spot backed up enough for us to get our car out, right? Because the car behind her backed up to give her more room to do that. And because Husband had backed up, showing her we wanted to leave. Nope, the stupid woman didn’t even acknowledge our car had moved.
Husband finally got out of the car and waved his arms at her to back up, to which she gestured she was waiting for the little old lady to be done, and turned her head. Husband got back into the car. I so wanted to get out of the car and start waving my cane around in a somewhat threating manner, and I probably had plenty of time, but I didn’t.
Finally the little old lady made it out of the spot, and the stupid idiot woman got out of our way. I know I shouldn’t be amazed at the stupid idiot woman’s lack of courtesy, but I am. I would never do anything like that, either would Husband, and we hopefully taught Oldest One to never do that. If I, gimpy with a cane, park farther back in the lot and manage to walk, you can bet I have no patience with someone with no problems other than laziness doing this so she can be closer to the door.
I see a lot of people ignore what I think is common courtesy. When I point it out Husband always reminds me it is because those people are much more important than anyone else (sarcasm here, in case it’s not coming through). I try hard to be courteous and polite to everyone. It’s not hard to do, it doesn’t cost anything, and most people appreciate it. I don’t understand why common courtesy seems to be so difficult.
Since I’m not going to solve that problem right now, I think I’ll just have some chocolate covered raisins (bought during my Wal-Mart outing) and read some good blogs. Because chocolate and good blogs always make my day better!