Friday, October 28, 2016

The Things You Overhear At The Gas Station Chicken Store

So...as I walked into the gas station chicken store around noon today, I overheard this thirty-something lady at the counter telling the newest male clerk this story. I wish I'd gotten a better look at her, but I was making a beeline for the soda fountain to get my 44 oz Diet Coke.

"Oh, that's nothing! A few weeks ago, my husband and I were on the way back from California. We'd been driving a long time, and it was late, but I had to go to the bathroom. We stopped at a Walmart and I rushed inside.

There was a man in the bathroom, and I realized that I was in such a hurry that I'd gone in the wrong one. But I really had to go, so I went in a stall. When I came out, that man said, 'You are SO pretty!' I was kind of embarrassed, and said, 'Thank you. I feel bad for coming in here, but I HAD to!' 

I went back outside and told my husband that the man though I was really pretty. And he said, 'You idiot! You went in the men's room. He thought you were a transgender!'"

Yeah. I couldn't help but smile. I might even have snorted. So much for pretending I wasn't eavesdropping.

4 comments:

Sioux said...

HM--Well, I guess she should be grateful he didn't say, "You need to apply more make-up and work harder on your hair if you want to pass for a woman."

fishducky said...

Funny, Sioux!!

Hillbilly Mom said...

Sioux,
You are projecting, Madam. No man is going to string together so many words at once, or do much of anything besides turn on his heel if she's homely, or mutter "Hubba hubba!" and pop out his eyes like a cartoon if she's comely.

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fishducky,
She has her moments, doesn't she? Maybe she could fit something like this into her next work of fiction. Not the historical fiction, though! This topic is not historic enough yet.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Reminds me of something we overheard at the Minnesota state fair. It was the year they introduced the newest "ride", the Ejection Seat. We were standing in a crowd watching as the long bungy cords pulled the person in the seat back and ejected him onto a pillow of air, like you see in movies, placed under a would be jumper from a window. We overheard a man in the crowd trying to explain the workings of the "Ejaculation Seat" to someone.