Edna St. Vincent Millay 9 p.m., Dec. 24
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You Can't Hide Your Pryin' Eyes
I bought a birthday card for my friend Judy, a liberal lawyer. One of the few hardcore liberals I can actually stand.
Oh, except when she tells me about the money and volunteering she does for the ACLU, an organization I hate.
Anyway...I go into Rite Aid in San Marcos. I got lucky. I only had to go thru five cards before I found one that was perfect. Since we have a friend that always makes cakes on birthdays, this card had someone making a vegan birthday cake that nobody wanted to eat.
So I'm in line making my purchase. And the cashier looks at the card. I'm thinking to myself...she isn't. No she isn't. She is not reading my card.
She then opens it. She laughs, looks at me and says, "That's cute."
I want to say "Why are you commenting on my purchase? Did you comment on the woman in front of me purchasing tampons?"
Instead, I thought I could make my point in a friendlier way. I said "If it wasn't cute, would you have said 'This card isn't funny. You should get a different one."?
She smiled and said, "Uh...I guess not. But, I just like to, you know, read the cards. It gives me ideas for which cards I want to buy when I need to pick one up."
I'm also thinking that there are people behind me that would like to get in and out of this store, without the cashier taking the time to read the card.
I also think about the card I saw that said "Fartacus, and other great farters in history". It was unfunny, as most fart humor is. When you opened it, there was a sound effect that accompanied it.
What would've happened if this was the card I purchased. And she opened it.
Would I have to explain to the person behind me, "That wasn't me. It was the cashier."
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