Posted by episode81 on November 4, 2009
I have lots of hobbies that I pick up and drop as the fancy takes me. I have many boxes labeled “Lisa’s Forgotten Hobbies”, although I like to think of them as hibernating rather than forgotten. In addition to gardening, I have rediscovered my love of knitting. It is odd that my knitting stuff never made it into one of the aforementioned boxes – I wish it had. I have “lost” my knitting bag that contains my most recent (started 6 years ago!) project.
I have been looking around for a new knitting project to get started. In addition to the “lost” project, I have found 4 others that I could resurrect, but I like choosing the wool and starting a new project. Notice a theme here?
Anywho, I digress …
I set out this afternoon to buy a circular knitting needle for the new project – I ordered the wool online. I have been to the store before. The service is, well, comically rude. As I was ready for it, I found it greatly entertaining.
<Walking into the store at 2.53pm>
Comically Rude Shop Assistant: “We are closing at 3pm for an inventory check. Read the sign on the door!”
Me: “I just need to get some knitting needles”
CRSA: <Glares at me. Ouch!>
<Two minutes later>
Me: “I’ll take these. Let me just check the pattern.”
CRSA: “Be quick about it!”
Me: “Actually, I need another one as well, I’ll just grab it.” <Smiling, giving my toothiest grin>
CRSA: “Another one? You already have two!” <GLARE with bells on>
Me: “Thanks for your help. I’ll take this one too.” <Smiling, giving my toothiest grin>
CRSA: <Snatches knitting needle and grabs my credit card. Icy.>
Me: What a delightful store.” <Leaves the store with 30 seconds to spare, the glare of the CRSA burning into my back>
I can’t wait to go back. I need wool for my second new project 🙂 They are open tomorrow. At least they should know what is in stock. That should be helpful … Or not.