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What? Argh! I’m just here to shop

I was at the store and a lady asked me what was wrong. I told her I have Lupus. She kept ringing me up. I was wearing headphones which is a clue that I don't want to talk, but it didn't work that way.

Cashier - Did you break your back?
Me. I have Lupus
(silence)
Cashier - That hurts, doesn't it?
Me - Oh yeah.
Cashier - When's the last time you had sex?

Of course this shocked me because I don't know this woman from Adam so I turned my head to the left....confused....then to the right....confused. I put my hand over my mouth in shock, head still going left then right trying to wrap my brain around this question from a total stranger.  After a long silence I said,, "Um, wow." Then with all the irritation I could muster and a deep sigh I said,

Really? Seriously? (deep sigh)....please, just ring me up before I fall over...
Cashier - You looked like you were in a lot of pain the last time you were here. Are you better now?

I wasn't in the chair at the time. All I wanted was to go in, get a few things and leave, but it never fails, someone always says something crazy. ... Not always........ at Kroger no one said anything out of line, but several totally ignored the headphones statement.

After the selfie, yes, I did get sausage on sale

When a person is wearing headphones it means they don't want to interact. My reason for not wanting to interact is because it's a toss up. You may be stupid. I won't know that until you open your mouth. I'm not a big risk taker, ya know. I've played the lottery once in my life. I won $2, took the money and went home. I'm not a risk taker so I try my best to avoid living things when I'm grocery shopping. The general public can't be trusted so yeah, the headphones are a sign that I don't want to talk to you!

Note to the sweet lady with whom I chose beef cuts - You were so delightful. I'm happy you ignored the headphones and chatted with me. 🙂 We will both enjoy a nice piece of beef, and we both agree that cats should not eat hot dogs.

Like I said, people talk to me about allllll sorts of stuff, including feeding their cat hot dogs. That's a no-no.

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SUNDRIP – Art for Life is a site that expresses in every media possible an intimate look into the life of a person living with major trauma. The issues addressed in art and writing include Dissociative Identity Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Lupus and CRSD. Despite these issues, I intend to move forward, through and out with honor, grace and creativity.

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