I walked into a fancy store today in my new strapless, striped green & white dress. The two sales ladies said, almost in unison, "I love your dress!"
Where a normal person would've just said thank you, especially when surrounded by $120 jeans and $100 handbags...I said "Thank you! TJ Maxx!"
"Did you say 'Two bucks?'" One lady said.
So I was forced to say it again, louder and more clearly this time. "No. Uh, I said TJ Maxx."
Why not just say it: I am obviously cheap and cannot afford anything in this store, so do not waste your time trying to sell me anything because I'm clearly out of my league and just browsing at things I can't have.
Then, later, as I was looking at a new pair of sunglasses for myself, one of those same salesladies pointed at my ring: A huge light pink gem surrounded by diamonds. "Oh my God! That's so beautiful! Tell me that's real!" And what did I say? "No." I told her it was fake. I followed it up by volunteering that I got the ring at TJ Maxx, too.
Can't I just keep my mouth shut for once and simply say thank you?