Saturday, February 25, 2012

I had the craziest conversation with a cashier at the grocery store.

Cashier: Can I see your ID?

Me: Sure

Cashier: Wow, you really cut your hair!

Me: Nope, I lost it to cancer.

Cashier: Oh, brain cancer?

Me: No, breast cancer

Cashier: *shakes head* I don't get it. How do you lose your hair from breast cancer?

Me: *explained how chemotherapy works*

Cashier: I know. I worry about breast cancer all the time because I lose hair all the time in the shower.
That really sucks. Everyone dies when they get breast cancer.

Me: Actually, more people live than die. Have a great day!

I'm still smiling about this conversation. This woman was in her late 20's.
While I'm extremely happy that she has never been touched by cancer and has no idea how cancer treatments work, it's unbelievable that ANYONE can be THAT clueless in this day and age.

Today at Goodwill, the cashier told me I looked like a young Jamie Lee Curtis.

Not a great day for small talk with the cashiers. :)


  1. Angela 2, cashiers 0!!! Holy smokes Im seriously at a loss for words...don't even know WHAT to say. Wow, just wow!

  2. Dur. Some people's children.

  3. It was just one of those days! :)

  4. I think some people sole purpose is to entertain the rest of us : )

  5. I think that trumps me checking out at the cashier stand shortly after my thyroidectomy. The girl actually gasped out loud when she noticed the scar across my neck. "What did you do to yourself?!?", she exclaimed very loudly.
    Maybe I should have told her it was attempted suicide. I never think of good things to say till after...

  6. W.O.W (insert small laugh for special people)... all I can say.