I've been thinking about this for a while & still don't know what to think.
In our apartment complex there is a convenience store that we go to nearly every day, especially on the way in to work. It's privately owned by a father & son. They're really nice. They started ordering sugar free Red Bull just because i asked about it. They started carrying the large cans of the regular Red Bull & went digging around their back fridge to get some for Mr. HGish before they even had it on the shelves. The son described to me in detail exactly how he was proposing to his fiance. Saturdays when i usually walk there in the morning by myself it isn't unusual that i'll be in the store for 20 minutes or more talking football with the son & his brother (dad has off on Saturdays). The son is in his late 20's & the dad i would guess about 50 or so. This may be pertinent, which is the only reason i am saying anything - they are of Middle Eastern descent. I know nothing of their religious stance. The dad has an accent, but the son was raised in the US entirely, so i know he isn't new here or anything.
I paint flower pots. They're good. When i made ones that have been brought into our office for Mr.HGish & one for a friend people i didn't even know were emailing me asking how much i would charge to make them one. I'm not trying to crow, just trying to say i wasn't expecting them to like it because i maaaaaade it!
So ... the morning of xmas eve i brought them a plant i had grown from a cutting in a little 4" pot that i had painted. I'm a little sorry now; it was one of my favorite pots & one of the few i've actually managed to complete lately.
They looked at me like i had 3 heads. I can't even describe the tone of voice the son used when he told his dad,"Look, pop, she brought us a plant." It sounded like he might as well have been saying,"Look, pop, she's brought a live badger into the store."
I thought i was being nice & had no reason to believe i would make them so extremely & so obviously uncomfortable.
I am so embarrassed i haven't been back in there since.
Was doing that really weird? Offensive? ...something?
edited for spelling