Yesterday, Sunday, I popped into my local QFC looking for empty boxes because I'm helping my mother move into assisted living.
The produce clerk was kind enough to escort me toward the stock room to check but as we rounded an aisle, a rather "rotund" young woman, I'd say 30 or so...says is a very snarky voice...
"Excuse me sir, but I find your hat to be in VERY poor taste given what just happened in Colorado!"
Honestly, I was stunned for a moment by her vitriol as I realized I'd grabbed my gun club hat which happens to have a large bolt action rifle emblazoned across the front.
As those of you who know me can imagine, I recovered quickly and replied...
"Sweetheart, given your waistline, I'd be more worried about that cart full of Ding Dongs than anything I'm wearing".
The poor clerk could not help himself and was in tears by the time we reached the stockroom...
I know, I know, I should have been prepared to calmly and professionally explain the flaws in her emotional logic but I ask...is there really any value in arguing with idiots? Or is our energy better spent entertaining a fence sitter at an idiots expense?