In a fabulously flawed bit of reasoning today, I thought it would be a good idea to kill two hours before the call time of a Chorale concert at the mall.
Christmas is in twelve days.
Just why I thought this was a good idea is anyone's guess. I'm a fairly smart lady, but I do have my dumb moments, I suppose.
I managed to find a decent parking spot and to get into Barnes and Noble without any major mishaps. I decided to save that wonderful store for last, setting out into the mall amid screaming children, canned Christmas tunes and the sloooowwwwweessssst people to ever walk in a mall. I was very close to spending some money in Old Navy when I noticed the insane line. Heh. I don't need a new cardie that badly.
I went to Hallmark and physically restrained myself from buying every Snoopy ornament in stock (I promised Mom that I'd leave something for her to buy me this year). Then I set back out towards Barnes and Noble, thinking a Frappuccino and a good book was just the right way to kill some time before heading across the street to Delta College for the Holiday Pops concert.
As I dashed through the mall, I walked past a kiosk where two guys were trying to sell some stupid toy. You throw it and it hovers like a little UFO or something. I wasn't paying much attention, until the moron trying to sell this useless bit of shit threw the damned thing in my face.
All I know is that one second I was walking along, in relative peace, and the next, an incoming toy was coming into my peripheral vision, dangerously close to my face.
I didn't think, I reacted. I batted that thing out of my face--I hope I broke it. The guy tried to apologize to me. I kept walking, throwing over my shoulder an extremely grumpy, "You scared the SHIT out of me."
I didn't care how many children heard. I was that pissed off that this dude threw a toy so close to my head. I have half a mind to go back and talk to his supervisor if I can, letting them know that not everyone likes being assaulted by kiosk attendants in the mall.
I'm also looking at you, Make-Up Lady!
This is why I never make eye contact with people in public.