I haven’t been going to TJ’s everyday.
I started feeling, well, a little pathetic about it, even though TJ’s is my husband; especially when I heard one of the cute TJ’s crew members tell another customer, “She comes here everyday.”
But, we went to TJs today and were welcomed with basicly a parade. Just lots of fuss and excitement from all the old crew members who’ve missed us. Well, missed Spenser. I even got a chocolate peanut butter truffle from the Crew Captain (OMG. So good.)
It’s nice to be appreciated by one’s husband that is an entire store chain.
At the check out line, one of our good friends was in the 15 items or less line and since I hadn’t been for a while, I had lots of stuff. I moved into a line with a new guy checker. I really didn’t want to have the new guy. How would he know how special we were?
“I’ve seen you guys in here a lot,” New Crew Guy said.
“Oh yes, we are regulars.” I shuddered at the word. Who was I, NORM?
“What’s his name?” Motioning to my toddler, with his head.
“Spenser.” (Read his name tag. Duh.)
“What’s your name?”
“Do you know everyone here?”
“Um, well, we come a lot so…”
“Do you come every day?”
“Um, no.” Defensive.
“Every other day?”
“Um, well like 2 or 3 times a week.”
“I mean, what do you buy every time?”
“Oh, there’s always something?”
OMG! NOSEY! I HATED NEW CREW GUY!
“Well, I don’t always shop this much. I just haven’t been here in over a week.”
“Do you go to other markets?”
WTF? THIS MUST BE HOW CELEBRITIES FEEL!!
“What do you buy there?”
I’M NOT KIDDING. HE ASKED THAT!
“Um, well, like…”
“Um…” (trying NOT to say Diet Coke and tampons.) “Like Advil and ponytail holders and stuff.”