I used pride myself on being flexible, going with the flow and not sweating the small stuff. Now that I am a mom (of four!)I seem to be turning into a persnickety person. I don’t really want to be like this, it just happened I guess. Maybe all the nagging I do to my children caused me to nag at others as well? Anyway. I am what I am.
Twice in the past two weeks I have gone through a drive through of a fast food place that I pretty much hate, but has good ice tea. I ordered my tea and a soda for whatever kid(s) were with me. I ordered them a regular sized soda. REGULAR was enunciated clearly and even repeated. When I pulled up the kid’s drinks were large. Very, very large. Like so large that they would float the rest of the way home and have enough calories in them to live on for weeks large. I nicely, or so I thought, told the person that I ordered regular sized sodas. Her response was,”All sizes are $1 right now.” I told her I understood this, but that my kids didn’t need sodas that large (side bar: my kids didn’t need sodas at all, I know) and that I would like the regular sized drinks. Please. I said please! She gave them to me and didn’t say any other words to me at all. No “Have a nice day. No, I’m sorry for the mix up.” I think she probably flipped me the bird when I pulled off. This conversation happened twice in two different restaurants and with two different people.
So, I am I picky? Would you have asked for the regular size? Am I thinking about this to much?