Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Who's the ho?

Apparently me.

I was at Target with my mom on Saturday night (where else would we celebrate her birthday?), and we were looking at a cute bathing suit cover up. Behind me, I heard a woman say, "SHUT UP" really loudly to a child. I turned to see what was going on and apparently the woman spotted me. I really don't think I made a face, though I admit to often doing so without knowing, but I know I only looked for a second. I didn't stare or anything. I turned back around, but then I heard, "WHAT?!, HO! What are you staring at? Make me sick!"

Me? Seriously? A ho? I looked around, but yes, it was me she was talking to.

I made a weird face to my mom like, um, can you believe this? But, my mom thought I was making a face about the cover up she was holding up to her. "What?" she said, several times!, I just stared at her..."nothing, mom" "No, really, What?" By this point I was worried that my "friend" would beat me down if she thought I was talking about her again. Finally I had to stare at my mom and mouth, mom, stop, now...seriously. And fortunately, she did.

When the situation cleared, I told her what happened. I was really upset about it. I don't know what I wish I would have done. I wish I wouldn't let things like that bother me. I also kind of wish I could have said something back. Something like, I'm sorry, ma'am, were you talking to me? But, she really was kind of scary. I told my mom I was afraid the girl would hear my mom and think I was talking about her and then she'd really go off. "I would have taken care of it," my mom said. Um, yeah, sure you would, mom.


Dinah said...

That's so awful. Random things like that can totally ruin your day.

I think I've been reading too much Shakespeare, because I read that "What, ho!" like "land ho!"

Tara said...

I was called a "little slut" once in high school. Shocked me completely, there was no rhyme or reason to it.

emily said...

Hahaha Dinah- What Ho!? What light through yonder Target bulls-eye breakss? It is the east and that cover- up is the deal.

I'm tired.

I hate when that happens. You never know if one of those crazies really WILL be crazy-crazy and really try to beat you.