I hate it when people make assumptions about me.
Like when I was standing in the check-out line several years ago– holding a newborn in one arm, unloading groceries, and chasing around two toddlers. An elderly woman watched me with doting eyes. She gave me a warm smile and said, “My, you are busy, aren’t you? I remember those days like they were yesterday.”
She started to help me with my groceries and we struck up a conversation. I learned that she had five grandchildren, and her granddaughter had curly hair just like my Anna. Then she said to me, “I know how hard it is being at home all day with them. You must feel like you never get a break.”
I replied, “Well, actually, I work full time as a lawyer. Most days, I don’t get to see them until after dinner.”
Her warm smile turned into a scowl. Then she gave me The Look. She didn’t have to say a word.
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