Friday we needed bread and milk so we headed out with the intention of going to Target and then Kroger (our local overpriced grocer) but somehow we ended up in the Wal-mart parking lot instead.
I am not really sure how.
We meandered through the electronic section and stumbled across a rack of $5 DVDs. We chose about 20 and decided we really needed to get out of Wal-mart. One of our selections was 'Thelma and Louise", neither of us have ever seen it. I hope it is really good because...
It was $7.50. Darn Wal-mart. And we had to jump through some pretty crazy hoops to even purchase it. I am emptying the cart on the conveyor belt when the lady asks me for I.D.
For what? I say, thinking I didn't get any alcohol or tasteless publications (does Wal-mart even sell tasteless publications?).
The cashier hoping I will check the 'YES, my cashier was friendly today' just holds up the Thelma and Louise DVD.
How old do you have to be? I ask the cashier who is still holding the DVD up, like I should be ashamed of my choice.
17. 17? I have two twins who look older than their 8 months and I am buying a Bundt pan, could she really think I am under 17 I ask myself. I sigh, getting more and more annoyed wondering if she really wants my I.D. for this silly reason.
She does. She stands still holding the DVD. I rummage through my purse and find my I.D. and hand it to her.
Oh, I am going to have to think about this, she says.
This is when my mean spirited self really shows itself as I notice that her screen says 'Born after 9/26/91?'
I can promise you I wasn't born in the 90s, Mam. I think that people hate to be called that because she didn't look pleased with me but by this point I am getting nasty stares from the customers behind me who are proabably convinced that I am holding the line up for some tasteless film in Jerry's town. Is Brad Pitt nude in this film, I wonder to myself, after all of this he had better be.
She finally has to enter in my birthdate. I know that these age requirements are set up for a good reason but I can't help myself. We have been here now for what seems like a long time. I don't think of myself as very young looking, maybe I should take this as a compliment. I know people hate to be carded for alcohol, that doesn't bother me. Carding for alcohol is a good idea. Carding the lady buying $200 in groceries with her family in tow, that just seems a little silly to me. Is there some R-rated movie problem going on that I am not familiar with? I have never even been carded at the theatre for an R-rated movie.
So finally it was determined that I was indeed old enough to purchase Thelma and Louise.