sometimes I could just smack the hubby...

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   Posted 8/26/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I drank my last packet of Instant Breakfast this morning and decided to go up to the little IGA store at the corner for another box. ( I take all my vitamins etc with it every morning because I usually don't feel like eating right away).  While I am in there, I bought a loaf of bread and some english muffins.  I check out and the cashier says to me..."Can someone help you carry those to your car....DEARIE."  Look...I'm an old broad and I guess when people I don't know call  me dearie and sweetie....I know these are terms of endearment but it makes me feel soooo...old or mentally incapacitated in some way.(Marlee and Sherrine...Don't even THINK about it nono  ) Anyway, I have these three items in a bag and she wants to know if I need help??? What???  I started laughing and then I realized she was dead serious.  I said 'no thank you'.  When I got home I asked the hubby if I really looked that decrepit (sp?) and he said 'No...but you do look like a circus clown."  I looked in the mirror and I had a chocolate instant breakfast smile from ear to ear.  I asked him why he didn't tell me as I left the house and he just shrugged his shoulders.
Do you think I am going to tell him the next time he goes to Lowes with his fly open... NOT!
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   Posted 8/26/2009 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
ROFL...thanks for making my day! Don't feel bad though hon...none of us have gone through life without something like that happening. ;) And if you're too young yet to have this marvelous experience...well...just remember. Your day WILL come. <grin>

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   Posted 8/26/2009 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
(((Donna))) LOL
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   Posted 8/26/2009 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
OMG, how embarassing, hubby better watch out now. LOL!

Donna, they way you put your story is Fuunnny! You crack me up. :D
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   Posted 8/26/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   

Donna, you kill me, too funny. We went to Lowe's yesterday and a man there was walking around w/ his fly open, Bad Donna. nono

Last wk, my son and I took our Scottie to the vet. As my son was parking his car, I was walking the dog inside. A man that works there ran over to open the door for me, as I leaned on my cane w/ one hand and my dog's leash in the other hand. As I started to say Thank you, he commented on how "when you were a little girl, the President had a dog just like that'. I stopped completely because I didn't remember JFK having a Scottie. Then it hit me, this guy thought I was old enough to be around during FDR. I politely informed him that 'my great aunt was so enthralled by Fala that she got a Scottie of her own'. He stopped for a second, then said 'like I said, before you were born, our President had a dog like that'. I had to laugh!

In the vet office, I saw a sign w/ all employees listed. I saw the man's name and gasped. I worked w/ this man 37 yrs ago at my first job. He is at least 25 yrs older than me. When I left the office, I thought about hitting him w/ my cane, but I didn't see him. devil

I don't mind Ma'am, but I can't stand to be called Honey, Dearie, etc., you better be wearing a ring that matches mine to call me Honey.

God bless.  Alice.


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   Posted 8/26/2009 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
It is kind of funny :-) .  I don't like Honey or Sweetie, but most of all ma'am drives me crazy.  I still think of myself as a young hottie----------well, some days I do. devil
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   Posted 8/26/2009 12:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, anyone I called Sweetie if at all, I apologize. blush I am one of those honey and sweetie people, i call my kids honey and sweetie. oops! Maybe i should stop. shocked I always thought that was a very affectionate way of talking to someone. It reminds me of being mother'd or father'd. Well, let me know what you all think. I wouldn't want to offend anyone. shakehead

and yes your story is so funny. I have begun looking awful myself in the past 2 yrs,. I thought it was from surgeries I've had. But now i am begining to think it is the AI diseases. When I am taking prednisone, my face looks way better. :-)

Well, good luck on all your adventures and please keep us up to date on them... love to laugh! thanks Laura
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   Posted 8/26/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Laura, I'm terribly guilty of 'honey, sweetie, darlin', etc. Comes from working in a hospital. Yea, we aren't supposed to, it's supposed to be "demeaning" and all that, but hey, this is the south!
Donna-chocolate moustache in public?!? !!SNORK!! You, dearie, have just made my day!

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   Posted 8/26/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
You can call me anything but late for dinner!  I've been asked when I only had one bag if I needed help out.  I think they are directed to say least I hope so!
Hey, Marlee.   Donna thought you and I, widdle Miss Sunshine, would say something nasty.  We wouldn't think of calling that old broad, uh , I mean Donna, a name.  devil
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   Posted 8/26/2009 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Laura..Please  call me sweetie or honey anytime you want!  It's far better than what some would like to call me...I got the DEARIE this morning because I'm sure the 18 year old cashier thought I was spending a day 'away from the home' and no one bothered to clean me up!  Those words of endearment...keep them up and I didn't mean to sound like that was what bothered me.  It was the asking if I could carry my own half pound bag of groceries to the car...but now I know why!




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   Posted 8/26/2009 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Donna that's so funny!
I was young and living on my own. (many decades ago). I made some brownies and, of course, I licked the bowl clean. There was a knock at the door and I answered it. It was a cute guy with the power company or something. He asked me something and then left. A little later I looked in the mirror, and there was brownie batter all around my mouth!!! AAAAAAahhhhhhhhhhh. Oh well. Sh** happens.
When I was 43, a cashier at Kohl's asked if I got the senior discount. :(
I agree.......send hubby out with his fly down!

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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Ooooo ... what a great group of ladies!

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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Donna, You continue to crack me up !
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   Posted 8/26/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I just told your story to my husband and he's surprised you let your husband live!

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   Posted 8/27/2009 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I laughed so hard!!!

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   Posted 8/27/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Again I say, can't wait for the next episode (LOL). I hope hubby checks the mirrors before he leaves the house, and doesn't ask you if he looks okay.

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   Posted 8/27/2009 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I k-n-o-w Sherrine we would never say anything but nice things about the old and mentally incapacitated brown mustached woman. devil
It doesn't matter how bad I look, and sometimes it is pretty bad, my DH always says, "you look fine".  Does he not want to hurt my feelings by saying, "you look like a bag lady that I'm embarressed to be seen with", or is he so use to me looking bad it's become the new normal.
I can't remember where it was, but the first time I was asked if I wanted a senior discount it was like a kick in the gut cause I was far from needing a senior discount.
I'm a sweetie and honey kind of person too. I still call my sons honey or sweetie and they will always be my sweeties. I call my granddaughters my baby girls even though the oldest is a mother she will always be my baby girl. I called one of my grandsons my baby boy til he got too old for it so I started calling him my bubba boy but when we were alone it was still baby boy and he knew what bubba boy meant.
Donna we have a little IGA too and they are the way all grocery stores use to be with asking if you want help out.
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   Posted 8/27/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -6)   

Gonuts, I'm sorry if I offended you. It should be me apologizing for being so grumpy. I know it is said here w/ kindness and sincerity.

I have had it said to me by a family member who must believe I'm a most 'simple child' and that does make my blood boil.

I call my children 'Baby', and so far they haven't screamed so I guess they don't mind too much. They are all adults. There are a few other terms of endearment I have had to stop, so I just save it for my 'puppy'. He thinks everything out of my mouth is perfect. smilewinkgrin

I went to a Denny's several months back, the lady never asked if we were seniors, just wrote up the ticket as such. Ok! When I was 23 and our drinking age was 18, I got carded, and all I wanted was a Pepsi!!  I was upset, now I laugh about it.

God bless.  Alice.



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