I've been trying to be a better wife. Legit trying. Marriage isn't always rainbows and butterflies, everyone knows that. And when you and your husband have ridiculous schedules and a wild 3 year old, well, it's tough. 

So, I've been trying to not be snippy and just do something nice every now and again. Last night, I called my husband on the way home from work and he asked me if I was stopping anywhere. I wasn't, but asked what he needed. Beer, of course. He is only home a couple of nights a week, so he deserves to have a few when he wants them. 

Reluctantly, I stopped...for beer. I decided to go to a small grocery store, so I could grab some Christmas M&Ms for cookies, sour cream for my chicken tortilla soup leftovers, and grabs some pretzel dippers for Ellie. I browsed the Christmas decor before heading to the one open checkout lane. 

There was a lady checking out ahead of me. Smiling as she added Christmas bags to her cart for all the "the kid's toys". I set my odd assortment onto the conveyor belt, complete with an 18 pack of Coors Light. I'm sure I looked like hell....I had a slight black eye from being clocked with a plastic toy, I didn't sleep well the night before thanks to 3 year old feet kicking me in the back/face, and I had just worked a 12 hour shift. I hadn't eating since 1, and it was 8 pm. I was tired. 

As the checker finished up scanning her items, and mine groceries were up next, he asked her, are these yours. She took a glance at my purchases, disgustedly said "Oh, NO!" Glanced back at me, I smiled politely, as she pursed her lips and continued with her purchase. 

Would it have killed her to smile back? No I wasn't wearing designer boots like hers, and buying over prices Christmas decor. My hair was in a messy bun, and I haven't had it done in God knows how long, I'm sure it looked horrid compared to her perfectly styled hair. 

For a few seconds, I let her change the way I felt. I was thinking it over as the checker rang up my groceries, and to add insult to injury, as I handed him my I.D., he stated, "oh, I don't need that." Fair enough. I can laugh that off, he was quite  young, and I'm sure I looked every bit of my 32 years.  I walked out the my car to see that women loading the last of her purchases into the backseat of her Mercedes. 

Good for her. I hope she enjoys the luxuries life has allotted to her. They may be things, I may only dream of, but I pray to God, I never become her and NEVER make anyone feel the way she made me feel in those 5 seconds. 
 


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01/04/2017 3:48am

Some incidents happen in life suddenly and we feel that it shouldn't happen again. Many people who are blessed with all types of happiness behaves awkward sometimes. Being simple is quite normal and its not important to be rich by money, its important to be rich by the heart.

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02/12/2017 6:50pm

Every woman is trying to be a better wife for his husband. Of course your marriage is a lifetime. You want that to be perfect. But yes, sometimes marriage isn't always rainbows and butterflies. Having some problems in your life, in your marriage is just normal.

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