Yeah, it was pretty funny! I was Mr. Mom today, and I decided to get the alignment re-done on the Marshmallow and take little Isabella to the mall while we waited. So I drop the car off at NTB, go and cruise the mall for a couple hours and then walk back across the lot to NTB. (The mall, BTFW, was full of hot chicks who think it's awesome that dad is out with his 7 month old!
So anyways, fast forward to my car still not being done 2 and a half hours after they said it'd be ready in an hour. I had to use the bathroom, so I push her stroller (with her sleeping in it) through the waiting room and into the single stall men's room and do my bidness. Then I come out, walk through the waiting room again that has an older couple in their late 50's or so, a younger couple in their late 20's or so and an old dude who looks like he's already been embalmed. So the empty seat is just beside the old dude, separated by a little magazine table. So I push the carraige over there to in front of the chair I'm about to sit in and then I sit.
So the embalmed guy looks up from his newspaper to somewhere between me and my daughter and says "Back in my day, a man wouldn't be caught dead pushing a baby carraige around." So I looked at him, smiled, and didn't say anything. He kept not looking directly at me and continued his thought "That was considered WOMAN's work."
The temperature in the room dropped a few degrees. The guys in the bays stopped making noise all at the same time. The clock stopped. All eyes in the room turned to me (except Bella's and the corpse). Multiple replies run through my mind at once...
"Yeah, well REAL men drive American cars, BUICK's, and not a Honda CR-V."
"Shut your mouth old man, or I'll knock you down and break your hip"
"You better count yourself lucky that i just got a manicure, or I'd really phuck you up..."
But I didn't say anything like that. I just looked at him and smiled and said that "Hey man, this is the best gig in town. I love hanging out with my daughter, and I'm sorry you missed out on such pleasures."
No one said a word for like 15 minutes. It was crazy. So I just went back to reading my book and waiting for my car. Then the kickass'n'est thing happened. Bella woke up! So I made a big point to be all googly with her and raspberrying her and tellin' her "who's my pretty girl" and all that. Dude just stood up and walked out of the room. LOL! ha! Then I said aloud, to no one in particular, "Man, that really musta been getting to him!" And then the tension broke, they all laughed. And then we all started chattin' and playing with the baby.
I can't believe there are still such Archaic fools out there. I mean, I can't fault the guy, as that's how his generation was, but still, I thought dinosaurs were extinct!
It was just too funny a story to not tell!