Monday, October 22, 2007

hanging in there.

I begin this entry with a little doodle I did during class today. It's titled "Hanging in There," which pretty much sums up how I feel at the present moment. As you can see, there's an expression of contentment on my character's face. She's struggling; she's being forced into a situation; nevertheless, she is maintaining a smile. I'm trying to have a more positive outlook on life...trying really, really, really hard. :)




The Photoshop version:




Now for a little recap of what happened to me tonight...

I needed some floss, so my husband dropped me off at Walgreen's, while he finished up his coldstone icecream (By the way, do not get blueberries as a topping. YUCK) :). I didn't carry my purse in; I just jammed my American Express in my back pocket. It has my picture on the back.

Here is a summary of the conversation the clerk, who was late teens to early 20's, and I had at the register; I kid you not.

Clerk: Debit or credit?
Me: Credit.
Clerk: Can I see an ID.
Me: It's on the back.
Clerk: (looks at it, looks at me, looks at it again) It's kinda faded.
Me: Do you really want me to go get my ID? It's in the car.
Clerk: Uh...I'll ring you up and then you can go get it and bring your ID in afterward. How old are you, anyway?
Me: Um (trying to figure out the pinpad device) Uh.Guess? (I'm trying to buy time)
Clerk: 12? 13?

Long pause (I seriously cannot remember how old I am, and I pause awkwardly, as I finish working with the pinpad)

Finally...

Me: No. 27.
Clerk: Yeah right, and I'm 47.
Me: *smile*

hehe :)

13 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

LOL. 12. All of that fuss over a small drugstore purchase? Oy, I would have been mad.

BuddingCook said...

12, 13!! haha your little girl is real cute, check out my blog..heheh

Monkee Maker said...

Aww, what a cutie!

And 12 or 13??? *Sigh* envy is a terrible thing.

Yuzu said...

Another cute doodle! Kudos to you for keeping positive. ^__^

OMG, 12 or 13 years old? Are you kidding me?! I would probably be mad if someone thought I was that young (it happens when women younger than me call me "sweetie" or "kiddo" because they think I'm a kid), but I'd be flattered if they said I looked 21. ;) It's all perspective.

Heidijayhawk said...

did you kiss him then? that had to make you laugh!

Erika said...

ROFL....that is just crazy for you! (of course I don't know what you look like so I really can't give an opinion). That's interesting to have a picture on the back of your c. card...the clerk seems like s/he needs to think a few things through...go and bring the ID AFTER you pay for your stuff and leave....yeah right!

Jocelan Thiessen said...

haha i totally have that happen to me all the time! You're 27? i am turning 27 next month:D

Feltland said...

I love your drawings - they're adorable ... :D
Their faces are always so sweet - really lovely ...

zari.ZHM said...

haha...funny story!
the character is so lovely...keep the smile and the optimism...and everything will get better!
luckkkk..and hugs!

Emma said...

How disturbingly cute!

Euphoria said...

TOO FUNNY!!! SO hilarious!! Did you have to seriously go get the ID!?!

Cute little sketching person...your drawings are so cute!

Lady N said...

your drawings are soooo cute! I absolutely love them, you are very talented. This post was cute, I've forgotten my age when asked at the cash register too, once - I had to think about it for a second.

Tessa said...

Great story!! Thanks for sharing it with us, and the new drawings look awesome. I always love your sketches. :)