Monday, May 14, 2018

A Mother's Day Rant

Yesterday morning, I did my weekly grocery run. 

yes, basic necessity shopping for 10:30 am on a Sunday.

It was business as usual. Except this slightly odd exchange on the way out:










Kind of weird, right? I figured one of two things was happening. 

1. He assumed every adult female human was a mother. This is bad for many reasons, akin to asking a woman when her baby is due. Just...no. 

or

2. Wishing someone a "Happy Mother's Day" has now become "celebrating the idea of motherhood so generally that it's normal to do to a total stranger" in which case, my response was perfectly appropriate.  

But seriously, can we please stop doing this with holidays?  See war on christmas. Here's a suggestion: how about we only wish people a happy fill-in-the-blank if we know they celebrate said holiday? Or else society is going to devolve into this:

I hope Boyfriend remembered to buy me a present for grandparents' day this year. 


8 comments:

  1. I think I would have just smiled sweetly and said, "Thanks! I'm going to go home now and drink myself into a stupor in front of the kids."

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  2. I will only acknowledge holidays that involve donuts.

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  3. You are Kitty's mom. How about that? Someone once asked me when my baby was due. I said, I'm 52 years old and I'm definitely too old to have a baby.

    The poor woman was quite embarrassed and tried to get out of it by saying, You don't look too old.

    I know. I just look too fat.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I was with my son at the time. She seemed to think he was the father, which made it even worse. I'm often asked if my son is my husband.

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  4. Since it was a booze barn, are you sure he wasn't praising you for your motherly attention to your liver? Feeding and raising a beautiful infant cirrhosis?

    Don't be too hard on the cashier, I once worked in retail and you end up checking out of your brain and saying weird stuff to customers. One time I told a customer to "swim tight." I still don't know what I meant, but it's now tattooed on my ankle.

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  5. I called someone I was helping out at the courthouse a few days ago by the name of the document they'd showed me. The document was "Special Exceptions."

    I called a person "Special Exceptions."

    This guy's faux pas seems like the least stupid thing I do on an hourly basis.

    Except it's a little presumptuous.

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  6. Ha! Oh. You're so right. By the way, I've been a loyal reader for YEARS and I realized, especially as a fellow blogger, maybe it would be nice if I actually commented to let you know that! You rock, momma! Wait. That came out wrong...

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