Etiquette School is in session! > "What an interesting assumption."

If I knew it happened, I would have used this!

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Zilla:
We all went shopping yesterday for paint.  I was with my 20 year old bro, 19 year old sis, 7 year old dd and 2 year dd.  I look like in my early 30's.

I can't tell you how many looks we got yesterday trying to figure out what relation we are to each other!

But my sister told me that a cashier thought that my bro and sis were "teen" parents of my kids and that I was their now grown up "teen" mom and it must run in the family...... :o

My sis flustered, muttered that she is their aunt and that I was their mom.....

If I was listening, I would have used this perfectly!  ( I was in the front talking on my cell while they were checking out.)

I'mnotinsane:
I would report that cashier to his/her manager.  Even if their name isn't printed there should be a way to identify the cashier from the receipt.  This type of thing is getting common it will almost be acceptable like printing registry information on an invitation.  ::)

MineralDiva:
What do they care?  Their job is to sell you paint.  Not inappropriately comment and speculate on what your relationships to each other may or may not be!

djinnidjream:
That was my first thought too?  What does it matter what the relationship is?  Sheesh, some people really worry about the wrong things.

Joannie81:
I never assume.  When I was 14, I was with my bro and ex-sil.  We were traveling cross-country.  We had stopped at a rest stop and My ex-sil was in the stall and I was with my niece who was about 15 months at the time.  A woman in the rest room gave me a really nasty look and you could see her wheels turning that she thought I was Mom.  But I loved her expression and they way she ran out of the rest room when my ex-sil came out of the stall and my niece ran up to her yelling MOMMY!!! and hugged her!  It's a rotten assumption to make if you don't know someone.

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