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Nelson Muntz

January 6, 2014

20140106-092430.jpgThere’s this store called Zara Home or something like that. Like Pottery Barn, it’s housewares and home knick-knacks but with a European feel. Not like a Ikea, more like a western European feel. I wasn’t in there for anything specific, I was just walking around the mall and walked into this store.

Interesting stuff they got there. The kids section has a bunch of products branded with this cartoon blob family. Imagine the blob thingees from Herculoids mixed with Mr. Men. They also had some stuffed animals. They had this really cute sheep. And there was this snake.

This snake was very interesting. The first four inches or so past the head was stiff while the rest of the tail naturally coiled. That structure allowed the snake to lift up it’s head like it was about to strike.

As I rest the snake back down in the bin with it’s head up, a woman’s hand appears in my vision from my right and smacks the toy snake. “I knocked down your snake,” a woman proudly boasted.

“So,” I blurted as I walked away. I believe it was Jesus who is credited with the quote “Turn the other cheek.” That was my choice of action in this situation.

I was surprised by that sort of behaviour from that sort of person. Grade school bully behaviour is unexpected when found from a thirty-something woman in a shopping mall when a parking spot is NOT up for grabs. This woman, tall, thirty-something, stylishly dressed, nice hair, not bad to look at; for some reason decided to play schoolyard bully at a housewares store.

What did this woman have to gain by this action? What was her goal? Was she trying to be playful? It certainly didn’t come across as playful.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 6, 2014 10:04 am

    There are those incapable of creating anything – other than a damn mess. Hard to speculate motive, but you are a much more mature person than i am, as i’d have had to fight the urge to slap her…

  2. January 7, 2014 8:06 pm

    You sure she wasn’t trying to flirt? I mean, that would be a total Nelson Muntz flirt move.

    I guess she’s like a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a vest.

  3. January 8, 2014 12:57 am

    She sounds kind of creepy. Smart move to turn and walk away.

    Did you buy anything?

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