Monday, March 02, 2009

Club Joe's

Since when did Trader Joe's become a pick up joint? As I'm loading my cart with 2 buck chuck (which is really 3 bucks here but whatever I still like calling it 2 buck chuck) a kid who looked to be about 20 years old approaches. He was wearing shorts and a t-shirt, while it's still only 55 degrees mind you, so that made me think he was even younger.  Anyway, our conversation went something like this...

Can you recommend a good wine?

ME: (pointing to my cart)
As you can see, I'm pretty cheap. 
*realized instantly, that came out wrong*

KID: (laughing)
It's my lucky day then!

Are you even old enough to drink wine?

Yep. 2 years now. Want to drink some with me?

No thanks, I prefer to drink alone. 
*so not only am I cheap, I'm also a raging alcoholic*

I smile and walk away, and continue shopping. In the parking lot while loading my groceries there he is just a few cars over.

The offer still stands? Are you sure???

I'd have to ask my husband. Would you mind if he came along?

Oh no! One of those. Is he cool?

Yes but I really don't think he'd want to drink wine with you either.

There was a policeman in the parking lot guiding traffic who heard the whole exchange and said, "Some people can't take a hint."

I told him that he's just being funny and then the cop says,"So...are you really married?"
What gives?? Was it the lululemon pants or my new tanning cream? Can't quite figure that one out. I guess all this sunshine makes people silly.


Gina said...

hehe well you should be flattered... apparently you were irresistable today! :)

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Ha! Apparently you appeal to the pubescent teens AND the middle aged cops. Lucky YOU! :)

ChiTown Girl said...

Um....GEEK!! It's the fact that you are FREAKIN' SMOKIN' HOT!!! Jeez, get with the program, will ya! Shit, I'd do ya! But that's mostly cuz you're a cheap raging alcoholic ;-)

karengberger said...

I love the 2-buck chuck = 3-buck chuck aside (I've heard that from my parents, as well). But the pick-up lines make me want to up-chuck some 3-buck chuck (sorry, I couldn't resist).
You are VERY pretty, and I guess they were so overcome that they didn't notice you have a wedding ring! Glad you were able to defuse their ardor without any problems.

Katey said...

Freakin cops...figures.

Katey said...

Freakin cops...figures.

Jo said...

it's the power of the lululemon pants. you gotta be careful where you rock it. i bought mine for "yoga purposes only" but really i wear it out every where else when i want to be check out. lol shameful i know but it works. they make everyone look smokin.

Desert Rat said...

Perhaps a little of both. Maybe you just had that glow today.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Very cute. You get all kinds don't ya?

moooooog35 said...

This never happens to me when I'm buying ripple.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like spring is in the air.

The Engine of the Family said...

Haha...this made me are a total babe...what else could it be?