I was at a store looking for a pre-paid cell phone for my husband. Evidently what I wanted does not exist because the sales man was acting like I was a complete idiot for asking. While I was discussing cell phones, I was keeping an eye on my four kids who were down the aisle a little looking at some things.
Just when the man finished talking to me, and I was left to look at the options myself I heard a woman say to my kids, “Girls, you’re going to break those,” in a very stern voice. You know I don’t know why, (I would normally take this kind of thing in stride.) but it really irritated me. Maybe I was already not too happy from talking to the man. What ever the reason, I pulled a dirty look out that would rival one from my junior high years and just stared as she walked past.
As soon as she was gone it was as if someone lit up our clothes with flashing lights. Half of us were wearing T-Shirts with Bible verses on them! I was so ashamed. Whether or not the woman had any business telling my kids what to do is beside the point. I should have been gracious in my response or at the very least not behaved as a hostile. I wish I could apologize. I’d love a do over!