Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Holiday Recap

Looking back on the holiday season, I realize that everything about me can be neatly summed up in the following exchange I had with a harried - and obviously stressed - department store employee as I joined the throngs at the local mall on December 23.

Saleswoman: "Do you need help?"

Me: "Um..."

Saleswoman (losing patience): "Do you need help or not?"

Me: "Wow, that's an aggressive sales approach."

Saleswoman (muttering to her co-worker): "I really don't need this holiday wise ass stressing me right now."

Me: "In fairness, it's not just a holiday thing. I'm a wise ass pretty much year round."