Post # 1
So, I was at the gas station today, minding my own business, when I approached the counter to buy something. Here was the following conversation I had with the check out lady:
Her: “So is that a diamond?”
Me: “Yes, I just recently got engaged.”
H: “How big is that?”
M: “You know, I don’t know exactly.”
H: “How expensive was it?”
M: “I don’t know, honestly. My fiancé bought it…”
H: “Around $2,000 you think?”
M: “I really couldn’t say, I just don’t know.”
H: “Hold out your hand, let me see.”
H: “Hmph. Looks expensive.”
H: “You know, I OWN this gas station. AND I also own another liquor store in Fresno, California.”
M: “Oh, that’s great!”
M: “Well, have a nice day!”
Sooooo…….yeah. Lol. Anyone else have odd/awkward conversations that they’d like to share?
What am I even supposed to make of conversations like these??!
Post # 5
Yeah, I think I’ll be avoiding that particular gas station from now on!
Post # 6
That’s so weird! She doesn’t even know you, why does she think it’s appropriate to ask questions like that? Even if she did know you, ick!
Post # 7
I did have the owner at the donut store I visited a few weeks ago try asking me out, and when I said I was just married, he looked at my ring and started bragging about how he made a lot of money between his donut shop and the gas station, and how he “could really take care of a girl”.
Hmmmmm….was he hinting I should leave my hubby for a donut shop guy? LOL.
Post # 8
wtf – i’d never tell a stranger my diamond was real – i’d think they were trying to rob me!
Post # 9
@kw617: LOL oh wow…yes, I believe that’s exactly what he was hinting.
@MrsWBS: If this had happened on the street, I would have bolted. But she was ringing up my purchase at the gas station! I wanted to escape but couldn’t haha
To be fair about this whole situation…it IS a full moon, right??
Post # 10
LOL…I suggest that you do not go back to that gas station or her gas station in Fresno. LOL, what a freak!
Post # 11
I just hate the weird lack of boundaries people have when there is either a ring, a pregnancy or a baby. It’s this weird exception to all social protocol. In no other situation is it ok for a stranger to grab another stranger’s hand randomly and start closely inspecting their jewelry. No, even though my belly is huge, that does not entitle you to touch it (I’m not pregnant but you get the jist). Can you imagine the harassment charges if people came up to random non-pregnant women and just started touching their bellies? Maybe I’m just more of a “personal bubble” kind of gal, but it seriously bugs me.
Post # 12
@MrsWBS: Ha true. People never say anything about my diamond and I’m guessing its because they think its fake lol. But I do turn it into my palm when I’m walking down the street.
@onesweetworld: Maybe she was hinting she could take care of you just like the donut guy lol jk.
@AdriannaJean: You know I’ve never grabbed anyone’s hand to look at a ring, but I also didnt realize how common that was until I came to the bee and read stories. I also have never touched a pregnant ladies belly but also didn’t realize how common that was until I saw the montage with Pam on the office, and I think someone gave either her or Angela a shirt that said Don’t Touch!
That is odd, really odd. I haven’t had any odd convos about my diamond most people say nothing about it and thats fine with me. Especially if it helps me avoid conversations like these.
Post # 13
@onesweetworld: Did she have a ring on her finger? Weirdo lol
Post # 14
@AdriannaJean: I totally get that. When I used to take my neice out when she was a baby the amount of people who would just touch her without so much as a by your leave. I would never dream of touching someone elses baby without permission. Who does that???
Post # 15
Maybe she is sniffing too much gas???? or sampling her products at the Liquior store??? That was bizarre
Post # 16
@AdriannaJean: An old coworker of mine said that she’d get random strangers touching her belly ALL THE TIME. I was like, I will slap any strangers who touch me.
I can’t think of any weird encounters with my ring. I’ve had family take my hand and want to see it, but that’s not really weird (we’re pretty touchy-feely). I’ve had a few strangers (like cashiers) comment on it and tell me that it’s gorgeous, etc. I did have a random girl at my bridal shop (one of the consultants) grab my hand (gently) to look at it better, but I more or less expected that.