December 10, 2010


I went to Fry's to get some molasses to make gingerbread.  I walked down the 2 aisles I thought I would most likely find it, but had no success.

So I went and found a worker who I thought would point me in the right direction.  I found someone and this is how it went:

Me:   Hi.  I need help finding the molasses.  Can you tell we what aisle it's on?

Worker 1: Yeah... I think it's with the honey or the syrup.  Let me see. (Turns to another worker)  Can you help this lady find the molasses?

Worker 2: (to worker 1, not even acknowledging me) Okay. Yeah,  I think it's over in pharmacy.

(At this point I thought it would probably just be faster to go look again and find it myself, so I turned and started walking to the aisle I had already checked.  15 seconds later I heard footsteps--worker 2 was following me.  I looked in the aisle with the honey and had no luck so I started towards the syrup aisle.)

Worker 2: I thought the molasses was over in pharmacy.  I mean what is molasses?  Isn't that the stuff you give kids when they're sick to shut them up?

Me: No...

Worker 2: Oh right.  It's what you take to have an abortion.

Me: Uhh, no.  I don't think so.  But here it is.  Thanks

Really?  The things people think...