is that everything?
June 19, 2009
I am a forgetful person. If you tell me your name to my face, and then ask me to tell you your name, I will have forgotten. It’s not that I’m not listening. Really. Okay, maybe.
But I’m still a forgetful person. I forget pretty much everything. That doesn’t mean everything is lost forever, it just means I can’t remember it RIGHT NOW. Eventually I’ll remember it. That’s how this blog stays in business.
But still. Having someone say to me “Is that everything” is not really any help. Especially when that someone is the clerk at my local Chevron, and all I’m buying is a coke. And maybe some Milk Duds.
Hi, here is the coke I’m buying, and my Milk Duds.
Is that everything?
Really? Are we just making conversation now? Do you SEE anything else on the counter? Do I LOOK chatty?
I mean, at Harmons at least they say “Do you need any ice or stamps today?” I like that. Very specific, very helpful, even if I pretty much NEVER need ice or stamps. I wish they would say “would you like any gelato with that?”
But saying “Is that everything” does nothing for me. You might as well say “popsicle.” As if I’ve been hypnotized, and “popsicle” is the magic word.
It’s not the magic word. And neither is “Is that everything.”