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Sunday, February 7, 2010
Did You Find Everything Sir?
Kinda like "Can I help you Sir?", happens to me all the time too. Lately I've noticed a difference, actually Mrs Jude is the one that noticed the change.
I was at "The OutdoorsMAN" store yesterday. It was raining, I couldn't go fishing so I went searching for a new (bigger) tackle box to hold my increased inventory of shiny and stinky lures. I must of spent around 45 minutes in the store looking at ALL the fishing items and then finding the perfect tackle box after many intense minutes of checking each one. An added plus was no salesperson annoyed me. After getting what I needed I went up to the check out counter.....
CheckOut Man: Did you find everything you were looking for Sir?
Me: Yes I did thanks.
COM: And I saw that Steve helped you out (looking at me).
COM: These new contacts are bothering my eyes. I'm having a very difficult time seeing today.
Me: "chuckling" Oh, that's too bad.
COM: Thanks for shopping at blah blah blah.
When I got home......
Mrs Jude: So how did you do?
Me: I'm all set with gear now and I got sir'ed.
Mrs J: But that doesn't seem to bother you anymore.
Me: No it doesn't, actually I kinda like it now.
It use to be whenever I got the "sir" I would counter with the same (ma'am for a man, or sir for a woman) which forced the person to be either apologetic or uncomfortable. Now what the hell, I don't worry about it anymore. So what if people get confused or their contacts are bothering them, I'm happy with the way I am.