I might know somebody who knows somebody who…
Saturday May 16th 2015, 9:04 pm
Filed under: Knit,Life,Lupus

The day here started off quite chilly and I wore a sweater.

Richard was off at Maker Faire (I want to see that 3D printer in chocolate too someday) with Michelle. SPF 100 sunblock is good, but it’s not that good so I didn’t join them.

While they were gone I was coming into Costco doing the usual slightly awkward thing with the cane and the cart and trying to manage past others coming and going from the same tight in-and-out area, when one woman who wanted to be done and out of there fast kind of shoved her way forward through everybody in her path, abruptly turning her cart in front of me in such a way that I was forced to do a little dance to avoid hitting her, skittering to a stop with the cane askew–you know, being graceful and all that.

I was thinking, eh, we all have times when we’re in too much of a hurry and we just don’t see in time.

She looked me in the eyes and made a rude face at me.

That, I did not expect. (And not out of an adult.)

In that same moment I noticed the pretty handknit around her neck, a large wrap in a pattern that was all the rage a few years ago. I asked, with a straight-out-of-Stitches smile, “Did you knit your Clapotis?”

Busted and she knew it.

The briefest hesitation, then, “Yes, I did,” she answered with a half smile in a mixture of pride and agony as she beat it the heck out of there.

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Wow! How rude! And she’s a knitter too! I thought all knitters were nice.

Comment by Jody 05.17.15 @ 5:44 am

Hehehe! You got her! And hopefully helped end her rude mood. Many years ago I was grocery shopping with my husband and son, and they were bickering about something. Just kept on, back and forth. I couldn’t stand it and lashed out to both, “Just shut up now!” Then turned the corner and met a couple I knew from work, who’d obviously heard me. Argh! He grinned, and she smiled and said, “We all have families.” So embarrassing. We finished the shopping in record time, and now it’s a family joke. When we need to hurry any shopping, we say, “Pretend you are mad, it goes faster then.”

Comment by DebbieR 05.17.15 @ 7:59 pm

Good for you, Alison! You gave her something to think about. I have no doubt she’ll think about it and rue her bad behavior, especially to a fellow knitter.

Comment by Elizabeth Delisi 05.18.15 @ 6:56 am

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