Scene in the Parking Lot

I was walking out of a store, reading my receipt. The woman in front of me held the door. I said, “Thanks.”

“YOU’RE WELCOME,” she said, rather loudly. Then, walking away from me, “Geez, don’t young people say ‘Thank you’ anymore?” Loud enough for me to hear her clearly.

I knew that she simply hadn’t heard me, but she presumed rudeness to the point of offense where there was none. I was thisclose to marching over and telling her:

“I did thank you. Geez, don’t old people get hearing aids anymore?”

It took a whole lot of willpower to bite my tongue.

2 Comments on “Scene in the Parking Lot

  1. Passive aggressive people like that are just looking for an excuse to be loud and angry. You were right to let it go.

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