Saturday, December 8, 2007

Stories from yesterday....

TYP picked me up at work and we went to the mall, had dinner, chatted and The Seminarian joined us. The guys went to the movie theater. I would have gone with them but I wanted to go shopping so while they went to see "The Golden Compass", I shopped. Went to get some Clinique foundation, food at Walmart, went to The favorite Store, and also to get stuff at La Senza. And I've got a story to tell you about my visit there.

La Senza is a lingerie store, sexy lingerie store... I get inside, there's a lot of people. There's like 5-6 men and 3 kids. All around the pantie tables... rolleyes I like kids, but not in a lingerie store. A 6 or 8 years old boy and babies in a stroller. WFT??? One father was with his 2 monsters who kept yelling "I'm hungry, I'm hungry!"!!!

I'm sorry but really, the panties table are off limit, get the hell out of the store. I don't care if your wife is trying on some clothes, you are making clients uncomfortable. And the 4 guys who were with 1 girl in her twenties, they kept commenting on lingerie's, these idiots were around the 3 panties table commenting on this girl's boobs (she was one of them's girlfriend"), on how anyway she wasn't going to keep her lingerie long... blah blah blah. All with the whiny kids and the father who was a pervert who kept looking at the panties I was getting.

I kept talking to myself "I'm gonna tell them off, all of them" but I picked the 5 panties and got the counter to pay and asked one of the girl if she was in charge. she said she was for the night..

Me: Can I tell you something?

Her: Yeah, sure, go ahead.

M: You know my shopping experience sucked tonight. Is this now a family store? What the heck happened?

H: Yeah, there were lots of men and kids eh?

M: I don't mind men in a lingerie store. I mind assholes who are disturbing the clients (ME), I mind kids that yell, and whine loudly in a store that is pretty adult. If I want to buy panties in a family store, I go to sears, ya know? Because it's that type of store.But this isn't fun, these jerks who are speaking like they're in a stripper bar and the little family thingy just sucks. I don't know if I'll be back soon. I'm very disappointed.

H: I know, I'm very sorry, if you knew what type of people we see. I'll tell the manager, you are right, it's not very appropriate.

I was upset, uncomfortable and pretty pissed, but the girl was very very nice and listened to me...

I know I could be flamed for saying this but kids and daddies aren't appropriate everywhere. Does anyone agree with me? smile And jerks who comment on sex and panties/bras in a lingerie store need to be told to STFU.

When the movie was over, we went for a coffee and chatted long. When I got home, it was almost 23h00, I put everything to make a chili in the crock pot, so you know how heavenly it smelled when I got up eh? mrgreen I'm now making Biscottis, I got a recipe over the Internet and decided to make them. I can't wait to see if they are good. If so, I'll post the recipe! mrgreen

So I'm in my new jammies, baking, cleaning and cooking. mrgreen I'm just relaxing and doing tons of stuff!!! cool there's already a beef roast in my crockpot, the chili is in container for lunches...wink

Whacha doing this weekend?


Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hmm. I agree with you -- mostly. I wouldn't think anything of walking into a store with my kids, who are in early grade school -- but I'd enlist them to help me find what I was looking for. Yes, even if it's a fancy, lacy bra. My son's already been known to pick out my panties.

If I was going to stay awhile and try things on, yeah, I'd leave the kids home.

And if they were tired and whiny, forget it. I'd be taking them home, myself. I can shop online or another day.

Jenny McB said...

This is what I like about commenting, I feel pretty comfortable in saying, I hate kids in store. They don't want to be there, it's boring and they are annoying. And in a lingerie store, forget it.

So how did the biscotti end up?
I just cleaned this morning, went to BJ's with husband, picked up my youngest and his friend at the ski area and had slight fight with second son who wanted to go to a semiformal in sneakers and no belt with shirt hanging out. Life is to short, sneakers stayed, shirt got tucked in and I gave up on the belt. Hopefully tomorrow I will get some knitting in.

No Nonsense Girl said...

Hi Susan, Yeah older kids like teens I wouldnt really care but toddlers and under 10 years old who whine and whine and whine? it's annoying.

I'm glad your kids help out. :)


I'm like you, I don't mind infants, breastfeeding babies, au contraire but other than that, if it's not a family oriented store, it's annoying for us the customers...

The biscotti are awesome, I made 2 batch and dipped them in chocolate. :D I have 3 containers full of them in the fridge (for the night because of the chocolate).

It's easy, I'll post the recipe. :)

Hope you have a great sunday!!!!

No Nonsense Girl said...

that's the recipe I've used. ;)

3/4 cup toasted almonds (slivered works best)
1/4 lb butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 orange, zest of (make sure it is fresh)

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Cream butter and sugar.
3. Add Eggs.
4. Mix until smooth.
5. Add orange zest and almond extract.
6. Continue mixing until well blended.
7. Sift in flour, baking powder and salt.
8. Stir in almonds.
9. On floured board, divide dough in half and using your hands roll and form each half into a long roll (approx 1 1/2 diameter by 10 inches long).
10. Place rolls lengthwise on a cookie sheet approx 2 inches apart.
11. Bake rolls at 350 for about 20- 25 minutes.
12. Take rolls out of oven and cool for 5 minutes (leaving them on the cookie sheet).
13. Using a sharp knife slice across each roll diagonally into 1/2 inch thick slices (I usually make the slices about 3 inches long).
14. Lay the slices flat on the cookie sheet, then bake for 8 minutes.
15. Turn slices over and bake for an additional 8-10 minutes until slightly golden.
16. Remove and cool biscottis on a rack.
17. Store in an airtight container once they are cooled

I didn't use the orange zest!!!

Jenny said...

I don't think I've ever taken my kids into that kind of store..nor will I ever--especially my teen and pre-teen boys! lol! And the whining you would here if I were there would be me because I can't get my fat butt into any of the sexy undies! loL!

No, seriously, whiny kids are no fun to listen to anywhere..really, isn't there a bench outside the store everyone could sit on...or crawl under and swing from...that's what my dh and kids do...until mall security stops them...

Jenny-up the hill
Up the Hill Gang

The Gal Herself said...

Why don't people get sitters anymore? Kids in lingerie stores, kids in R rated movies, kids in upscale restaurants … Leave the tykes at home! It's not like kids enjoy any of these places either. They're bored, their parents are/should be embarrassed, and I'm pissed. It's a losing situation for all concenred. Still, it must be hard for stores to banish children. It sounds pretty Grinch like, doesn't it?

I love Clinique! Especially their moisturizers.

jehara said...

i agree with you about the store. kudos to you for talking to the girl who worked there about it.

that biscotti sounds awesome. i am going to try that recipe.

i love hearing about your weekends. :)

friday was a chill evening. i had to work. came home and watched dexter, read and then went to sleep. yesterday i spent the day with chauceriangirl for her birthday. we saw the golden compass and i actually liked it. i have the book from the library so i am going to read it this week. today i am chilling in my jammies a la NNG. :)

No Nonsense Girl said...

The Gal: I have no clue why they don't get sitters... Pisses me off... It's like if we sent Annoying Liturgy Lady in a sex shop... eh, NOT her place!!! ;)

I love everything Clinique! :)

Jehara: I wanted to let her know that as a customer, it sucked. If no one ever tells them, how can they know?

What a great weekend you had!!!

Jenny: It's nice to hear from you!!! I agree whiny kids are annoying to everyone, everywhere. :)

I don't ever mind breastfeeding infants anywhere... But these kids, it was OTT!!! :P