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July 2, 2014


The guy behind me in Costco looked at my 4 daughters in line with me and said, “Woo wouldn’t want to be you…What do you do with your free time,” he finished sarcastically. The woman behind him , or with him, was very uncomfortable. My daughters, like a small flock of meercats were all eyes on me.
I tried to just laugh it off…. ,”Oh this is just half of them.”
“Oh man, I bet you have no free time”

well…ya know meercats and all… I had to answer..
“hmmm… my free time? Well for starters…
I do photography.
I paint.
I write.
I make toys.
I spin.
I have a website.
I garden.
I sew.
I lead a community based group each week which I also cook everything for.
I make artisan ice cream.
I run a micro dairy.
I read….hmmm…I am sure there is more, I just can’t think of it all just now…” I admit my one eyebrow was a bit higher than the other as I long looked him.
“Oh you farm,” he said with disdain. He said it as if that explained it all. Almost as if that nullified something. But this is Coscto and I don’t care how rude someone is or how flipping hot it is outside… I have a 20minute race to the exit I try and keep. I mean, I have standards (smirk).
The woman behind him was a nervous laughing wreck, “hahhahahaha he said your ‘free time'”.
All the meercats were at full attention.
“Oh I heard him… my ‘busy time’ is a whole different story….

Funny moral of this story I noticed at the very last second as I was handed my receipt:

People should not give looks of disdain to women who proudly lead strong lives….These same people should not judge or question what I do with my free time when all they hold in their arms is a Costco sized box of Preparation H. Maybe our free time isn’t what we should be discussing in that moment.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Jen Bryant permalink
    July 2, 2014 2:55 pm

    Splendid! Thanks for sharing 😂😊😉😁

    Sent from my Windows Phone ________________________________

  2. July 2, 2014 4:37 pm

    Xoxo, mama. Run your race! Beautiful.

  3. Carol permalink
    July 2, 2014 7:35 pm

    Awesome, Awesome, Awesome…
    Isn’t it just amazing how they don’t even bat an eye and you can see all that…
    They are just so stuck in their own little world and do see out of their box…

  4. July 3, 2014 12:54 pm

    Love it!

  5. Loraine permalink
    July 3, 2014 6:28 pm

    Good for you! He needed to see how a Mama Lion protects what is hers. Too bad he will probably never experience the rich, full life you have or have made for your meercats.

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