Thursday, September 15, 2011
Absurdity, Aisle 3
Will someone please tell me if this week is over yet??
It has just been so long!
The other day I walked out of work and I am afraid I was kind of shopworn because I went to Budwey's to do shopping for my mom and the checkout girl asked me, "Do you have Wik?" At least I think that is how it is spelled. I know that is how it is pronounced.
"Wik?" I said. "What's that?"
She looked kind of awkward and said: "It's basically free food for pregnant women."
I said, "What, do I look pregnant?"
Then she got flustered and said something about well, it's also good for women with kids one year old or maybe two years old.
Hahahahaaa! I was not really mad. I had just been to Zumba. I just thought it was funny. I was thinking: this has really been one long day! For me and for her.
The girl and I then launched into a conversation, this being Buffalo where strangers discuss things, about her school situation. She had failed her senior year of high school and was repeating it and after that she was going to go get her LPN. I said, "Stick with it. You got to get through it. I hated school so I understand if you hate it but you have to get through it."
You do not get to be the biographer of Leonard Pennario by dropping out of school.
Anyway, I walked out of Budwey's smiling because the whole situation was just so absurd. When I went to my mom's I told her about how I had been mistaken for a pregnant welfare mom.
My mom told me the girl was ridiculous. She said, "You don't stick out in the right places."
Hahahaaa! My mother always knows the best way to put things.
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It's actually "WIC" - it stands for "Women, Infants and Children". Another of the so-called "entitlement programs". No, you don't look pregnant!
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