This morning I had a little time to kill before work, so I took a run over to Kohl's to find myself some new spring tops. Generally, I find my shopping experiences at Kohl's to be very pleasant - I usually find at least a couple things that I like that are at a reasonable price.
This time, however, my shopping trip was not so pleasant. First of all, before I get into the obnoxious loudmouth family vent, I must ask - WHAT IS UP WITH THE MATERNITY TOP TREND THIS YEAR and the FUNKY, PARTRIDGE FAMILY PRINTS?!!!! And why does every single thing in the store have to be part of this trend!!!???? Look at this top and please tell me WHAT WOMAN would look good in this? And why, I must ask, when a certain fashion trend is in style, must 99% of the clothing in a store be part of the style? What are women who want no part of a certain trend supposed to wear?
Secondly, I must ask: are women such mindless sheep that they will wear something that makes them look PREGNANT or like Mrs. Roper from Three's Company just so they can be in style? I just don't get it.
Anyway, I digress. The reason I am here today is to tell you how fed up I am with obnoxious families who shop together in stores like Kohl's and think they are the center of the universe - yelling and carrying on all through the store with no regard to the customers and employees they are annoying. Today, when I was shopping, there was this woman with 2 young children who seemed to always be in the same section as me and the entire time she was shopping she was yelling at her kids at a volume of about 2000 DECIBELS.
"Julia! Stop it. Get over here! Ryan, get out of that rack! RYAN!!!!! Did you hear me???!!!!! That's it - no McDonald's for you!!!! You blew it, buster! Julia, get your finger out of your nose!!! How many times have we talked about this????! Ooooooh, that's it - You're in BIG trouble, missy!! RYAN! RYAN, you are not listening to me!!!!Don't make me come over there!!! RYYYYYYYYAN. GET OVVVVVER HERE!!!!! WHAT. DID. I. TELL. YOU!!!!!???? Julia!!!! Put that perfume down! Don't spray it! Don't you DARE! I SAID DON'T! (SPRAY) That's it. No t.v. for you tonight!!!(SMACK!!!!)"and on and on an on for an hour straight.
Now, don't get me wrong. I have no problem with people keeping reins on their children, but this woman was not in control. This family was a three-ring circus! The more she yelled, and the louder she yelled, the worse the kids misbehaved, and the more I felt like going over there, giving her a good smackdown and then duct taping her mouth as well as the mouths of her two brats.
Why oh why do people with kids think that they are the center of the universe and that we all revolve around them? They believe that when they are present, the rest of us must DEAL. Deal with their disturbance and noise pollution. Deal with their bratty, misbehaving children. Well I am sick of it and I am telling you - mark my words - the next time I am going to say something. The next time my shopping experience is ruined by an obnoxious family, I am going to approach the parent(s) and say, "excuse me, but do you mind toning it down? You are ruining my shopping experience and probably the shopping experience of everyone else in the store." And I don't care if I seem like a bitch. I am tired of being Miss Nicey Nice. I am tired of these self-absorbed, narcissistic jerks ruining my shopping excursions and it's time somebody sets them straight. Since there doesn't seem to be anyone else setting them straight, next time it is going to be me, and then there will be another entertaining blog entry for you! (something to look forward to).