Costco, grocery store, taxidermist, dry cleaners - - just checking them off my list.
Had to run in to Linens N Things to see if they sell spare parts for my blender. They don't. (Does anyone know where you can get a new bottom piece for an Osterizer blender? I need the whole piece with the blade thingy. Don't ask why, k?)
So I'm entering the store and this older man came right up into my space - and when I say "my space" I reserve anything within a 1 foot diameter of my shopping cart - -anyway, he came right up in front of my cart, and wanted to know if I'd seen the stop sign out in front of the store.
- started chewing me out for running the stop sign.
- informed me that if he hadn't jumped out of the way, I would have hit him there at the stop sign.
- wanted me to come with him to look at the stop sign.
I apologized and told him I was glad he was OK. And then I maneuvered my cart around him and tried to be on my way. But he followed me around for another few minutes ( I think it was about 357 minutes, but I wasn't actually keeping track) telling me that I need to watch for stop signs and still wanting me to come and actually SEE the stop sign.
Yeah, like I haven't seen enough late night reruns of Law and Order, The Closer, and the Entire CSI trilogy of series' to know that a little field trip with a stranger is NOT A GOOD IDEA.
So I walked away briskly, sorta lamely calling, "Sorry!" again over my shoulder, and looking for a new exit strategy in case the walking away thing didn't work.
Was I supposed to do something else? Because too-close-creepy-man obviously did not think I was responding appropriately. I have no idea what he wanted, unless it was to get me outside and then push me into oncoming traffic.
Which I really didn't have time for.
Errand days are much too busy for that.