I went to Walmart last night.
I don't know what I was thinking, I'd forgotten to get dog food all day and well...they have it there and...the dogs need food....so I went.
Anyways I was trying to get in line to pay and this woman is blocking the aisle I'm in with her cart and her kids (the youngest looked about 9, the others all teens) and the youngest one is just screaming at the top of his lungs for someone....or something...I don't know. And mom is just....standing there. Not moving. Finally I say "Excuse me, I need to get through" and started moving towards the registers, hoping she'd move the cart forward. At this point I was just thinking she was a bit rude and spacey but not snowflakey (and that maybe we should get the kid to quiet down). Then she speaks.
"Back off! Just BACK OFF!! I'm CHRISTMAS shopping!!!!! You don't need to get through!!! JUST BACK OFF!!!", ok, I've activated the crazy. I can't go backwards because I'm blocked by people shopping in the aisle, she's lost her mind and won't move, the kid is still screaming about something and now I'm feeling trapped and anxious. Time to try again, sweet as pie smile, "Ma'ma I just need to get to the registers, I'll just slip right on by if you'll move just a little this way", stay calm, I will be able to get out. "I told you I'm CHRISTMAS SHOPPING!! I will move when I'm dingdangity good and ready to move!" and now the kids start in "She doesn't have to move!", "You should move, move to Jupiter!" (is that an insult? Is Jupiter bad?), the older girls said some things I can't say here that would've resulted in my mouth being washed out with soap. Then mom talks again "Some people, just calm down lady" and continues to stand and stare. Finally I just turned around and asked the other ladies behind me "I'm sorry, could I get back through here, I really just want to pay" they were nice enough to let me through.
Before crazy lady there was one in the candle aisle I was in who flipped out as well when I walked next to her cart, she started saying "Don't you rush me! I was here first!" and then when I picked up a candle "I saw that first, I want it! Give it to me!" I just decided to ignore her. I didn't like the candle so I put back down and she grabbed it right up.
Note to self: avoid Walmart.