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General Etiquette => Life...in general => Topic started by: Wulfie on March 19, 2013, 09:21:00 AM

Title: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: Wulfie on March 19, 2013, 09:21:00 AM
I went to McDonald's yesterday for lunch. I was peacefully eating my frys and reading my Kindle when a lady sat down at a table near me. She looked at me and said that she didn't like pale people. Ok, Don't engage the crazy, just pretend you didn't hear her.

She then said "You must be really hungry" "Ok", I think, "totally normal combo meal. Nothing huge here" I actually said "I am so sorry, I am trying to get caught up on this for work" (ok, yea, my book was not work related, but it is a Kindle, how does she know that) She didn't say anything.

A few minutes later she said "What kind of work do you do? I know, you are a prostitute. A FAT prostitute!" grabs her sundae and leaves. The lady at the table next to me and the people around us had to pick their jaws up from the ground. I said" Hmm, been accused of many things, but that is not one of them!" Cue the whole restaurant bursting out in laughter.  First time in a long time that my brain was working well enough to come up with something like that!
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Post by: Nemesis on March 19, 2013, 09:25:04 AM
 You handled it very well! Thanks for the story. It provided me with much needed laughter!!  ;D :D ;D
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: BeagleMommy on March 19, 2013, 11:49:15 AM
What!!!???  :o :o :o :o


Oh my, that's....um, wow!  Thanks for the laugh!
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: Zilla on March 19, 2013, 11:56:37 AM
I would call that a "boggles the mind" what people will do in public to a complete stranger.  I can't believe she thought you were a pale, overeating prostitute.


Yeah I am glad nothing else happened.
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: NyaChan on March 19, 2013, 12:09:00 PM
LOL I love that the ever-present group of crazy strangers just keep outdoing themselves
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: heartmug on March 19, 2013, 12:16:45 PM
lol!  Was she trying to shame you into not talking to her?  Good for you, coming up with that quick response.
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: Otterpop on March 19, 2013, 12:31:11 PM
CRUD MONKEYS! OP, what a nutter.  You are too funny!  Kudos for being quick on your toes.  ;)
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Post by: hobish on March 19, 2013, 01:28:30 PM
I would call that a "boggles the mind" what people will do in public to a complete stranger.  I can't believe she thought you were a pale, overeating prostitute.


Yeah I am glad nothing else happened.

Well, i hear the girls with specialties make more money ... No? OK. Moving on.

That's so cool you came up with a response just like that, Wulfie. People sure do get crazy, don't they?
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: johelenc1 on March 19, 2013, 02:03:38 PM
What in the world! :o

Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: Crazy Chicken Lady on March 19, 2013, 03:03:54 PM
 :o
I can't believe she did that! Wow, just wow!

Glad you didn't let the woman's insult bother you. Good job not engaging her.
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: bloo on March 19, 2013, 03:09:08 PM
What?
Pale + food=fat prostitute
NONE of you see the connection?!





J/K ;D

(there is something wrong with her behavior and I'm not in anyway saying she's psycho - Bloo runs off to sit on the naughty step)
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: Wulfie on March 19, 2013, 03:19:02 PM
I am pretty sure from her whole demeanor that there may be 1 or more screws loose. That is part of why I decided right away when she made the "pale" comment to not engage with her.  Sadly the Department of Social and Health Services is across the street from this McDonald's and there are frequently people there who have mental health issues.

As for pale, OH YEA! I am so pale I am almost clear. Even the "Fair" shades are too dark for me with most makeup! Fat, yep am that too! Prostitute, Nope, right out. However, I hear that they make better money than apartment managers do!
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: bansidhe on March 19, 2013, 03:20:23 PM
I don't often use the term "freeze-dried whackaloon," but when I do, I make sure the person deserves it.

This is one of those times. Wow.  :o
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: Slartibartfast on March 19, 2013, 03:27:46 PM
The sad thing is, I don't think any of us would have been surprised if this woman had been male and the conversation had gone like this:

Him: rude conversation starter!
You: pretend you don't hear him
Him: demand that you reply by lobbing another insult disguised as a question
You: "I am so sorry; I am trying to get caught up on this for work."
Him: YOU WON'T TALK TO ME SO YOU MUST HAVE LOOSE MORALS AND ALSO I THINK YOU'RE UGLY!

I wish I could say that were unusual  :-\
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: ClaireC79 on March 19, 2013, 05:41:16 PM
What were you reading 'for work' that made her think you were a prostitute? The karma sutra?
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 19, 2013, 05:45:19 PM
Only one word for this situation: random.


Wulfie, I am also nearly clear, overweight and read a Kindle. I need to confess my new occupation to DH when he gets home.
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: *inviteseller on March 19, 2013, 06:39:39 PM
Holy schnitzel!!!!  That is funny...how on earth do you get that leap from someone eating lunch and reading a kindle?  You handled it better than me because I probably would still have my jaw on the floor!
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: AuntieA on March 19, 2013, 06:52:23 PM
My flabber, it is gasted.

Definitely a whack-a-loon.
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 19, 2013, 07:00:13 PM
EvilTraska suggested: "Sorry, not my type and there's not enough money, honey."
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: VorFemme on March 19, 2013, 08:00:20 PM
What were you reading 'for work' that made her think you were a prostitute? The karma sutra?

Something on her Kindle - because you know that was just an erotic book in a plain wrapper made to look like an electronic device!
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: KenveeB on March 19, 2013, 08:13:17 PM
I've been accused of being a prostitute, but that was because someone misunderstood "prosecutor". :)  That lady is just crazy. You're reading in a McDonald's so you must be a prostitute?? She knows an educated set of prostitutes, I guess, if the reading is the big giveaway.
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Post by: LifeOnPluto on March 19, 2013, 09:13:11 PM
It's funny but sad at the same time. The poor woman obviously has mental issues.
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Post by: mmswm on March 19, 2013, 09:21:44 PM
Only one word for this situation: random.


Wulfie, I am also nearly clear, overweight and read a Kindle. I need to confess my new occupation to DH when he gets home.

I am also nearly clear and overweight, but I prefer a Nexus 7.  Should I be adjusting my occupation on all this paperwork I'm currently filling out, or does the difference in ereader make a difference in occupation?
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: ladyknight1 on March 19, 2013, 09:26:02 PM
I could be using the Kindle app on my iPad.  :-*
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: snowfire on March 19, 2013, 09:44:55 PM
Gee, I was in McD's this noon, eating a burger and reading a book on the Kindle app on my Galaxy tablet. Oh yeah, I'm pudgy and blond too...Le sigh.

Love the term "freeze dried whackaloon" !  I'm happily stealing it for use as needed.  Probably just before application of clue x 12.
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: CaffeineKatie on March 19, 2013, 09:55:06 PM
I am definitely going to stop using the drive-thru at McDonald's--I'm missing the floor show inside!  Seriously, thanks for the laugh--AND for freeze-dried whackaloon!  Made my day!
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: MrsVandy on March 19, 2013, 10:15:53 PM
I agree with CaffeineKatie clearly I need to start eating inside! Good for you  not giving the crazy lady the reaction she was looking for.
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: Bluenomi on March 19, 2013, 10:49:12 PM
Did you forget to put your clothes on that morning?  ;D
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: VorFemme on March 20, 2013, 08:01:15 AM
Overweight, pale, and 55 - so I guess I'm an old lady of the evening?  Although I'm probably using my Nook since I don't own a Kindle.

Freeze dried whackaloon on the side with my grilled Caesar salad, please.
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: Thipu1 on March 23, 2013, 07:06:38 AM
I don't often use the term "freeze-dried whackaloon," but when I do, I make sure the person deserves it.

This is one of those times. Wow.  :o

I love the term.  Thanks for enriching the language.  :D
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: HappilyInsane on March 23, 2013, 07:38:56 PM
What were you reading 'for work' that made her think you were a prostitute? The karma sutra?

"Fifty Shades of Pale"
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Post by: Minmom3 on March 23, 2013, 07:54:27 PM
Snicker......   >:D
Title: Re: Guess I have a new job AKA: Funny thing that happened at lunch yesterday.
Post by: Wulfie on March 23, 2013, 10:28:24 PM
Ironically, it was a book about women, of course it was Band of Sisters, which is about women serving in the war zone.