Today I had to run to the store. I needed to pick up the bread that was to be given out with the soup kits. First handout, tomorrow! It will likely be a while before I get feedback on this, but I am excited to get the ball rolling.
While I was there, I needed to pick up minutes for my phone.
On the way back to that, I saw some little Troll dolls for Iris' Easter basket.
After putting two Trolls into my cart, I continued on, and I saw my oldest daughter and Don. I visited with them for a while. While we were talking I saw some rainbow type yarn and picked it up to examine it. I bought a little set of fairy wings for Iris to flutter around the house in, and I toyed with the idea of making her a little wig of yarn hair.
I was still holding the yarn when a woman pushed up in front of me. "Are you a knitter? Is that your daughter? I didn't know. Is that your daughter? How are things at your house?"
The questions came rapid fire, and I stood there gaping behind my mask with this woman much more 'in my face' than I like, even when we are NOT in the middle of a pandemic.
Answering her first question first, I said, "No..." AND THE WOMAN PUNCHED ME IN THE ARM! It wasn't a 'go on with yourself' teasing push. She punched me in the arm!
She continued on. "She IS TOO your daughter..."
I backed up. I did not like her voice. I said, "I was answering your first question. You asked me if I were a knitter."
My daughter and Don headed off. The woman began asking questions about my daughter and her boyfriend. I said, "Who are you?!!!"
She pulled down her mask and identified herself, someone I met briefly quite a while ago, and someone I thought even then was (forgive me) far more intrusive than she should have been. Those sorts of people always turn me off. Nosy people in my experience tend to be gossips, and I cannot abide a gossip. They can do a lot of damage.
I put the yarn back and said, "Yes that is my daughter. We're fine at our house. I hope all is well at yours," and I pushed my cart away.
I still can't get over it. She punched me in the arm.