But to clarify it is not really a vanity job and in these times I am grateful for my job. However, I need to work full time in a closer to home job because I need to work. I am not some Manhattan Upper East Side Lady who lunches and when she is not shopping volunteers at the chic $10,000 a table charities. My husband does not get as much overtime like he used to and I pick up occasional extra shifts. If I picked up 16 more hours the gas price increase to money earned would not make it worth the drive. I also was out of work with a back injury which actually reared it's ugly head recently. That is the reason I have not been blogging or working again. So last week I wanted to see if I could save on the house money and so I could help out with the bare essential bills. Then there would be money left over to save for emergencies, then for a home where we could have a covered fire pit, grill and a yard for Penny to run around.
I had shown from the beginning to the cashier that I had coupons. As we get half way through the running total I get attitude from the cashier because I had coupons. First of all I understood some of the Spanish that she was cursing me at in and I just wish that I was not such a gringa. I wish I could have answered her back and said something witty. But instead I was such a gringa so it did not work out like my fantasy. She REFUSED to even scan the coupons because I had at the most 35. She was like "oh and do you have any free coupons" with a roll in her eye that I thought only teenagers could do. Well I did but when I first presented the neatly organized coupons she did not inform me of her preference. She was not in the mood that I was going to have her give me customer service for more than three minutes. Apparently her training only allowed bare minimum customer service for all of 4 minutes then she did not know what to do.
I wanted to be rude, I wanted to yell, I wanted to go Clint Eastwood alla Dirty Harry on her and I wanted to get the hell out of there. Perhaps do a little Rushmore where I do juvenile acts to an older [wo]man for payback but I just turned 30. I am a mature woman who has a pearl necklace and pearl earrings that I sometimes like to wear with a short sleeve knit sweater with a matching cardigans. So I did not do any of those things!