Being PC at Market Basket  

wickedeasy 69F  
10349 posts
9/4/2017 4:22 pm
Being PC at Market Basket

I go to Market Basket in NH to buy cigarettes because in MA the tax on cigarettes makes them cost so damn much it would almost make me quit except for the fact that I’m addicted. It’s also a not a long drive and I save money on everything else. The first time I went with Weezer we were merrily discussing politics as we roamed the aisles. We learned quickly that we are not in the majority and needed to whisper or to at least tone down our rhetoric. While I wouldn’t say it’s mega Trump territory, I wouldn’t say it’s ultra-liberal either.

Last Saturday, busy day because of the long weekend so lots of families, we were in check out behind a family with kids who were acting out. I was asked to hold the baby while the mother tried to unload her basket as the father tried to manage the other three kids. The baby was a real cutie pie. I was in heaven. Babies are my kryptonite. Weezer, not so much. So, she’s muttering about birth control as there are 4 kids under the age of 6 and Mom looks like she might be preggers and I’m shooting her the stink eye.

I asked the baby’s name and she said Milania. Weezer’s eyes crossed. I just had to make it worse.

“after the first lady?”

“Uh huh, isn’t she just beautiful? she used to be a model.”

“She used to be a hooker.” I’m assuming you can guess who added that pithy little comment.

Trying to be diplomatic, I said, “Both lucrative career choices.” Then, I think I turned purple.



The father said, “yup”

The mother smiled at me, kept unloading, like nothing happened.

Anyway, she thanked me for my help and waved bye as they left.

Here’s the thing. Were they just being nice to two daft presumably lesbians with snarky attitudes and Boston accents? Or am I just overthinking the whole PC thing way too much? I smacked Weezer as soon as they were out of sight. The cashier didn’t even blink, just said “how are y’all today, paper or plastic?”

Gotta love Market Basket.

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wickedeasy 69F  
32201 posts
9/4/2017 4:24 pm

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You cannot conceive the many without the one.


wickedeasy 69F  
32201 posts
9/4/2017 4:26 pm

i posted this image in the blog - it didn't take so hopefully it will take here

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You cannot conceive the many without the one.


wildnwanton 56F  
19434 posts
9/4/2017 4:32 pm

I would venture to guess that Melania is going to be a popular name for girls for the next couple of years.

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HeartCollector 61F  
7335 posts
9/4/2017 4:41 pm

    Quoting wildnwanton:
    I would venture to guess that Melania is going to be a popular name for girls for the next couple of years.
Oh god, I hope not. There will be some, but hopefully people will be too embarrassed to name their children after them.

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wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:22 pm:
aargh

lindoboy100 56M
20224 posts
9/4/2017 5:05 pm

A bunch ay basket cases, for sure.

Always amazes me that the people who would be hurt most by the melanias of the world are the people who are predisposed to believing in that shit. More grist for the slavery mill, that's what it amounts to.

I'd have struggled to bite my tongue. I'm heading to Joisey later this year, not sure how that'll go.......

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wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:24 pm:
i was too busy trying to keep Weezer from starting a lynch mob.

Wantingsexymind2 48F  
12660 posts
9/4/2017 5:06 pm

**giggles I think they were just non confrontational people being polite and friendly!!

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wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:25 pm:
they were lovely and that baby was delicious. it was my idiot friend that was being snarky

BiggLala 47F  
25511 posts
9/4/2017 5:20 pm

Babies are my kryptonite too, especially the fat cuddly ones! No comment on the baby's name. I don't immediately recognize the First Lady's name so I had no clue who you were talking about. Seems the mother is a bit clueless as well. Ah the bliss of ignorance *snort*

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wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:26 pm:
LaLa this baby was edible. i was considering ditching the groceries and running with her.

positively4you 69F  
3224 posts
9/4/2017 5:51 pm

4 kids under 6. I imagine the name of the first lady is way beyond her concern.


wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:26 pm:
and yet so lovely and kind and generous of spirit.

spunkycumfun 58M/64F  
36125 posts
9/5/2017 2:23 am

I guess there's also going to be lots of little Donalds running around soon!


wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:27 pm:
now, THAT"S a scary freaking thought.

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9/5/2017 2:40 am

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wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:28 pm:
oh , i don't think they were stupid. they were just not thinking aobut politics they way i do.

goodatpoetry2 69M
16571 posts
9/5/2017 3:47 am

“Both lucrative career choices.”..... What a perfect save!


wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:28 pm:
lmao. i'm rather glad it slipped past them. when i heard it come i blushed scarlet.

azriel1970 48M  
24797 posts
9/5/2017 5:30 am

OMG that had to be hilarious. So I am not sure I would have been so nice as you were.....


wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:30 pm:
it's hard to be between a raging liberal and a nice family while you're holding this gorgeous child. all i really wanted to do was play with the baby........

sweet_VM 60F  
80025 posts
9/5/2017 7:53 am

Two people being polite and friendly is my comment.. You have to travel for a sale way it goes hugssss V

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smartasswoman 61F  
30719 posts
9/5/2017 10:01 am

I'm guessing they took a pass on a confrontation since you were nice enough to hold the baby.

I've always wondered how much of the support for 45 and Melania is aspirational - for lack of a better term. Kind of like buying a lottery ticket even though you know you're not going to win - just so you can indulge in the fantasy of being fabulously wealthy.


wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:31 pm:
nods. we do what we do and then..........shrugs

god that baby was adorable

quietmansect 43M
757 posts
9/5/2017 10:17 am

First, I love your writing and wit. Second, it's always hard when you're out and about with someone who can't resist those loaded comments. Finally, in the BosWash Megalopolis that we live in being from Beantown or NYC isn't the sin it used to be. We're all urban dwellers, just some of us can keep goats in our backyard. I'm just happy that you were spared some political diatribe from one of the players in that interaction.

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wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:31 pm:
sometimes Weezer just needs a good smack.

Tmptrzz 56F  
58691 posts
9/6/2017 10:25 am

Oh wow, and your friend Weezer sounds like a hoot, reminds me of the Weezer from Steel Magnolias..

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wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:32 pm:
she hates it that i call her that...but she deserves it. she's just as cantankerous as Shirley was in that film.

pocogato12 66F  
26861 posts
9/7/2017 9:16 am

Well Market Basket is the place for experience- much nicer than Whole Foods Did you hit the one in Portsmouth? As for the family I think they were just nice folks out shopping with the entire family and probably nice people to know outside the shopping arena. Get the kids and groceries loaded and laugh their asses off all the way home

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wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:34 pm:
yup, i kicked Weezer's ass. and i like this store because the people are so friendly. not like in MA.

author51 56F  
74631 posts
9/8/2017 1:02 am

    Quoting Tmptrzz:
    Oh wow, and your friend Weezer sounds like a hoot, reminds me of the Weezer from Steel Magnolias..
I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall listening to the conversation and trying not to laugh....

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wickedeasy replies on 9/8/2017 3:35 pm:
well you'd have been no help at all...........snork

KItkat1415 56F  
19755 posts
9/12/2017 11:00 pm

Well truthfully, those are both really lucrative careers...
hahahhahahahha
ahem.
I am pretty sure that Melania wasn't a hooker.
That she might have married for money, well, that's none of my business...
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wickedeasy replies on 9/15/2017 1:28 pm:
sometimes Weezer needs a muzzle

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