Ok, please don't actually raise your hand because I'll feel really bad about myself.
But if you wanted to raise your hand (which I hope you didn't), you might be happy to know you're not alone.
I'm not even going to get into the details because it makes my blood boil. And it would take me like four hours to type the story of what happened in just a few minutes, and I'm sure you don't want to read a post that long.
But the Reader's Digest version is that I was yelled at publicly by not one, but two middle aged men in Costco for the fact that my son's stroller was blocking the insanely narrow aisle between the tables at the food court. Which makes me the worst mother ever. And the worst human being ever. Apparently.
I'm talking about grown men shouting at me from three rows away. Loudly.
Now, I was blocking the aisle. But in my defense, there was nowhere else for us to sit. There were carts and other diners blocking the wide spaces at the ends of the rows where we would usually have sat. There were also plenty of other aisles that people could use to get in and out of the rows, so it wasn't like I was blockign the ENTIRE food court. And the tables are laid out really poorly. This isn't the first time I've had trouble finding seating at this particular food court.
I wasn't trying to be selfish. Or stupid. Or rude. Or presumptuous. Or any of the other horrible things these men yelled at me while I was just trying to sit for five minutes and feed my son some cheese pizza. It was so totally unnecessary for them to call me out on it. Of all the battles in the world to fight, why harass some woman and her baby in the food court, you know?
I'd wondered about my Costco pizza eating habits before, but maybe this was the universe's way of telling me I really shouldn't be eating cheese pizza at the Costco food court!