Then...(cue ominous music "dun dun dunnnn") ...things begin to go downhill.
Cashier: "Are you married?"
Me: "Nope! Maybe someday." I say this half-heartedly because currently I am throwing down some money on clothing and I have no one to answer too! :)
Cashier (sadly): "Awwww....well you still have time." Gee, thanks lady. "Serious boyfriend?"
Me (beginning to get annoyed but keeping an upbeat tone): "Nope. No one on the horizon really."
Don't get me wrong I totally understand that when people have something that makes them happy they think you need the same thing to make you happy and when you don't have it they think you aren't happy....but she didn't stop there.
Cashier: "Alright....can you confirm your address and birth date for me?"
I confirm it. Then, she gets a horrified look on her face!
Cashier: "Oh my gosh I didn't realize you were 26!"
*the cashier is probably barely 20
I look at her waiting for her explanation of what is so horrifying about being 26.
Cashier: "I mean, that's close to 30! I know people are waiting longer to get married....but you don't even have a serious boyfriend!"
Me: "Mmm hmmmm." I grab my shopping bag as she hands me the receipt and hoping she will shut her mouth while she's behind.
Cashier: "Aren't you afraid that when you finally find someone, you will be too old to have kids?"
I shrug. As I turn to walk away I say, "Who says I want kids?"
Cashier: "Everybody wants---"
Me: "Congratulations on your engagement."
Oh tact, where art thou?