Beautiful weather, most of the time, puts people in beautiful moods, and I decided to take my beautiful mood to the grocery store the other day. When the weather makes you feel optimistic about long checkout lines, heavy grocery carts, and crying babies, you’ve got to ride that optimism for as long as you can. I probably looked like a total goober pushing around my grocery cart with a smile on my face. I was wearing shorts, you guys. SHORTS. REAL SHORTS. And not even feeling the least bit cold about it. I was smiling in the fruit section, smiling down the medicine aisle, smiling while mentally debating which brand of toilet paper was the best brand of toilet paper (I went with Charmin, if you must know). It was all very “sunshine and rainbows” at the grocery store because SHORTS people. 70 DEGREE WEATHER.
At one point, I parked my shopping cart next to two old ladies in the toothpaste aisle and overheard them talking about their ages. “I’ll be 89 next month,” one said. “Well I hit 90 3 months ago!” replied the other. They kept staring at me, probably because I was smiling like an idiot at my toothpaste selection (we’re big fans of Crest 3D White), but the stares were intense, so I thought I’d join their conversation and offer them a positive compliment. Why not? Right?
“You’re both looking good!”
Nothing. No response. For at least 30 incredibly loooooong seconds. The two women just stared at me. Then the one in the floral sweater (IT’S 70 DEGREES OUTSIDE, LADY!) finally responded with “Oh. Uh. Thanks” before returning back to her (I guess) private conversation.
I let out a weird laugh, pushed my cart as quickly as I could into the next aisle, and tried to avoid them as best as I possibly could in a tiny grocery store.
Apparently the beautiful weather does not bring out the “friendly” in everybody.
Noted, grocery store ladies.
In better and less awkward news, this skirt, my favorite flare skirt from J. Crew Factory, is on major sale this weekend. A major, under-forty-dollars-and-it-comes-in-a-cute-papaya-hue kind of sale. Check it out, friends!