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Monday, January 14, 2008

Random Family Blog Post You Should Read

There are several blogs I read on a daily basis. Most of them are about news, politics, technology or journalism. But there's one personal diary-type blog that I read religiously. It's about my partner's cousin (Heather), her husband (Braydon), and the two twin boys they adopted from Haiti (Kyle and Owen).

I haven't linked to it because the Johnson-McCormick family lives in Pennsylvania, and the content isn't necessarily relevant to what I do here. But it would be a shame not to share today's priceless post  about Heather's trip with the boys to the grocery store. It's both unsettling and hilarious.

It begins:

It seems that ever since I started going to the grocery store with K & O (which was, basically, very soon after they came home from Haiti), there is always a story to tell about each and every trip we make. For some reason it is in the grocery store that we have our most interesting (read between the lines) experiences. Today was no exception. Today, in addition to all the normal mundane stuff that occurs when you bring two three year old boys to the grocery store with you, not just one but two interesting things happened!

Setting the scene — Huge grocery store. The boys were in the kind of cart where in between the actual food bin part of the cart and the part that you push, there is a small bench that fits two kids. K & O are sitting squeezed together and with me pushing the cart their heads were just below my head. These stories are true stories...

January 14, 2008 at 05:51 PM in House Rules | Permalink


Holy hell. Until I noticed they were blogging from PA, I was convinced I knew who the woman in story #1 was - a coworker I call Ignorant Mouth Creature. She says unbelievably, assertively, incinvibly, jaw-droppingly ignorant things like that EVERY DAMN DAY.

So sad. They're everywhere. And they breed and produce more little ignorant mouth creatures. I'd rather deal with zombie apocalypse than idiot apocalypse any day.

Posted by: Molly | Jan 15, 2008 12:27:24 PM

Well, you never know why people say things like that. Could be that the woman was mentally ill, or had some other kinds of issues. Might be autistic, have Asperger's. You just never know.

I like to give people the benefit of the doubt.

But her comments were definitely outrageously rude.

Posted by: Cathy Resmer | Jan 15, 2008 12:53:23 PM

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."

I try to remember that. I think a lot of people don't actively mean any ill, they're just not too bright.

Posted by: Molly | Jan 15, 2008 6:34:13 PM

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