Sunday, June 10, 2012

Nosy McNoserson

Yesterday I was at a little fair with my mother and my daughter. There was a longish line for food so my mother got in line while my daughter and I went over to the chalkboard menu at the front of the line to pick out what she wanted.

While we were picking out food from the menu, this woman says to us, "Hey, you're not in line, you know."

"Yes, I know," I said.

"If you want to get food, you should get in line," she pointed out.

Gee, thanks for the tip.

"The line's not getting any shorter, you know," she added, giving the person behind her a look like she thought I was an idiot.

I thought maybe she was trying to be helpful with the first comment. But I could have done without the second two and the patronizing tone.


  1. Nope, she wasn't trying to be helpful. She just wanted to make sure that you didn't cut the line, and that if you DID cut the line, everyone else knew it and would help her yell at you.

    Aren't people awesome?

  2. She was just being a bitch. Exactly what OMDG said.

  3. "And when I get in line, howsabout I buy you a nice, tall, frosty-cold mug of shut-the-hell-up?"

  4. You could turn it into lesson on people-watching for your daughter.
    *Pointing* "This, daughter, is a Homo Nosycus. They're humans who like to stick their noses into other people's business because they think they're so smart. Don't be like her, because someone like me will tell the whole world on a blog and everyone will laugh at her."

  5. "Thanks for pointing out the obvious." And now you smile, a real smile, because you say with a perky and pleasant tone, "Now bugger off, wanker."

  6. I have to be honest.... line cutters REALLY bug me. But her last two lines are probably overkill.