This post is for Jenn. In the comments on her blog, As I Was Passing, we were discussing the difference between a Drama Queen and a Drama Princess. After claiming to be a Drama Princess I went out into the world and showed my true colors by creating a bit of drama at WalMart. (Lord forgive me for even going there.) Picture this:
I walk to the electronics counter and tell Dude-Boy, the sales guy, I want to buy a digital camera. I tell him the make and model.
Dude-Boy, smiling brightly: “Oh, we don’t carry that.”
Me — dense –: “Yes you do. It is on your display shelf.”
Dude-Boy, shrugging, shaking his head, and still smiling: “Yeah, I know lady, but those cameras on the shelf aren’t actually the ones we have in stock.”
Me, head tipped forward, staring: “What a unique marketing idea. Was it yours?”
Dude-Boy, suddenly mute, makes guppy faces.
Several people in line behind me crack up as I saunter by barely resisting the urge to bow.