Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Face Wash Bully

I was at walmart the other day going through checkout when the checker decided to strike up a conversation about one of the products I was purchasing (a neutrogenia acne face wash).

"So, do you like this neutrogenia face wash?"
"Um, yeah, I guess it's ok."
"They have great acne face washes."
"Oh. I just like the brand."
"Have you tried proactive. I love their mask..................."{blah, blah, blah}

Now, face wash isn't exactly my favorite thing to talk about but I'd be willing to throw a word or two out there if someone really wants to talk to me about it. But did he really have to keep going on and on about the "acne" part of the face wash? Gees Louise. That's not exactly the favorite subject of a 25 year old female-- especially with a complete stranger in a checkout stand with other people standing all around her. Thanks a lot for pointing out to the entire store that, even at this post adolescent age, I still don't have pristine clear skin. Thanks so very much. I'm pretty sure I would have preferred talking about anything else in that situation, even tampons. Maybe I should have brought that up. That probably would have put a halt to this conversation.

Anyway, as you can imagine, I went home feeling really good about myself after this. So good that I didn't want to go out in public for a couple days.


Eliza said...

That's why you shouldn't shop at Walmart. Target is mucho better!

Rachel Stella said...

Target is better in that sense, but their food "collection" is scarce so it makes it hard to shop there. If there was a target nearby with a good food selection I'd totally go there instead. You never have to wait in check out lines there. Whenever I go to Walmart I always end up waiting at least 15 minutes in a check out line, which is no fun with a baby...err toddler.

Karen K said...

I'm laughing right now, but I totally know where you're coming from. I would have been really bugged!

Plowmanators said...

I am seriously laughing. Keep the tampon thing in your back pocket in case you need to pull it out--then be sure to blog about it!

Rachel said...

HAHA! That is a hilarious story. But I bet that was also really awkward. What a strange thing for the checkout guy to make converstaion about! At least he could have found another product to talk about, like frozen pizza or bananas. Weirdo.