The following is a transcript of the conversation between myself and the teenage grocery-bagger at Lund’s as he was wheeling my groceries out to my car this evening:
Lund’s Kid: How are you tonight?
Me: Fine, thanks. It’s cold!
Lund’s Kid: Yeah. I see it’s starting to snow.
Me (suddenly absentminded): Yeah, finally!
Lund’s Kid (sounding confused): Er, um, I was thinking it’s actually a bit early for snow for my taste…
Me (thinking): Did I just say “finally?!” Where did THAT come from?!
I don’t remember how the conversation ended. I do know I tried to salvage my comment, saying something like “Well, um, after all the ice today it’s nice to finally see some snow…”, which only made matters worse.I think I made a couple of different attempts like that, which really dug the hole deeper.
The kid never said another word. He quickly loaded the groceries in my trunk and then wheeled his cart away, with nary a “have a good night”. It was as if he knew I wasn’t quite right in the head and wanted to get away as quickly as possible.
I can’t really blame him. I think pregnancy brain is setting in.
Anyway, surely I can’t be the only one to have had a “What Did I Just Say?” moment. What’s yours?