Do I look like a bag?

So tonight was Ian's company picnic up the canyon. It had rained right beforehand, so I was kind of dreading going up there with the slight chill and super wonderful mud puddles that Liam would be so tempted to tromp in.

We finally let him go to town once we finished eating dinner. I was so upset that I didn't have my camera to catch the messy fun he was having. If I had photos, this account would be on Liam's blog.

So we stripped him down, drove him home with just diaper, he went swimming in the tub, we got him pajama'd, said family prayer and put him to bed... AND THEN I went to the grocery store because we are completely out of eggs, milk and dishwasher tablets. Who can live without those things?

The point of the post is coming, I promise...

Important note... I took my wedding ring off to lotion Liam after the bath and left it in his room (I couldn't chance retrieving it to run my errands, I did think of it before I left.) The next recorded events of the evening I should be assumed single, yes?

On the way home I return some movies to Bl0ckbuster. I actually had to get out of the car to try passively to get a hand out. I rented Pride and it froze 3/4 of the way through it. I told the guy so he could prevent this from happening from someone else (and possibly get a credit for it) and all he said was "thanks." Thanks? I didn't get to finish the movie! So, I walked away... then I thought I should check to see if there is anything new out, and... you know... give them more of my business because they were SO accomidating.

I took Flicka up there to rent it. The same guy greets me like we hadn't just talked 4 minutes previously. The price comes up to $2.99 and I say, "So, is H0llywood more expensive than you guys? Don't they charge $3.99?" He says, "Yep! And our children's videos are only $1.99!"

I got in my car and wondered why I didn't ask him why he mentioned the children's videos. Would it have been so rude of me to put him on the spot and say, "By looking at me, what made you assume that I care about your children's videos? Is it that my hair is in a pony tail or the general haggard look I carry around?" (I just realized it might be my massive pink purse!)

NEVERTHELESS, I wish I had put him on the spot. Because I know single guys look at the ring finger. I am not that UGLY, GEEZ!

12 comments:

Danielle said...

I thought the title Pride sounded like a children's movie though looking it up it looks like an inspirational sports family movie. Flicka definitely should be categorized as a children's movie since it is based on a children's book. So based on the family movie selection and that you are in your 20s and not in the movie store with a bunch of giggling friends(think about where you live- most people in their twenties not giggling single have kids)- you must be married with kids! :) Don't worry girl- you still got your looks!

Terry said...

I only wish I could look like you!

Once I went to the Wal-Mart without my two kids and I was so surprised when a guy nodded his head at me and said, "how ya doing?" Thats seems innocent enough, I know. Just a friendly guy. But just after it occurred I realized strange guys hadn't said hello to me in years.

Tori :) said...

Well, it definitely wasn't by looking at your hips or anything. You are skinny minny!! What a dork.

Kari said...

LOL, you are too funny!

I am SURE it was not because of you "looking like a mom" because you are hot. Super skinny and way cute. Don't worry about the Blockbuster guy! =)

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Ahhh haaa...

I always joke around that I am starting to look like a "momster!"

But girl.. you are adorable...
don't you worry one tiny bit!

Also, I need to run over and slap Terry... she's adorable too!

Goof balls!

Robin said...

I think Danielle is probably right. No silly girlfriends with you and well, you're in Utah, home of the mommies! I have to say though I loved it when people asked me this time around if this was my first pregnancy/baby and were surprised when I said it was my third. Made me feel young. Oh yeah, I am young.

utmommy said...

I would have been bugged by that too. Some people!

Tori :) said...

I'm with Robin. People were shocked when I said Livie was my 5th and I LOVED it. I didn't feel like I looked young, but obviously I looked young enough to be having my 1st. Woo hoo!!

Little Hensley Fam said...

that is too funny! You should have pushed more to get credit for the dvd that wouldn't work. I guess sometimes it's not worth the energy though it is?
Flicka is a good movie. =) Next time you go out without your wedding ring make sure you have makeup on, and a smaller purse! lol! just kidding!

Lei said...

I agree - Blockbuster employee=dork!

:)

Adam Gunn said...

I think people especially guys don't think. Dorky blockbuster guy. He probably wouldn't know a girl was single if she came out and said so. Does that make sense? Oh well, I tried to be funny.

Busy Bee said...

I think you're an absolutely beautiful mom and if I didn't know you I wouldn't guess that you were a mom. You're skinny, and pretty, and you carry yourself well. That guy didn't mean to offend you I'm sure, but I know how you feel.