Friday, May 25, 2007

The Tad Awards


This is Tad. He is from the movie Finding Nemo. You may remember his big line when describing himself:
"I'm obnoxious!!!"


Well, in the last few days I've met other "Tads" in our world. And let me tell you, there are some obnoxious people out there! (No- I'm not talking about anyone in my family, but maybe yours...) The other day I heard someone knock at the door. Since I don't really know anyone I didn't bother to go answer it- not to mention I was still in my blogging attire. (pjs pants, no br@ and my Def Leppard tshirt.) I heard knocking again, this time a lot louder. Then the doorbell rang. I knew whoever it was had heard Livie squealing. So, I threw on some shorts and went to check out who it was. I looked thru the peephole and it looked like this guy from our ward at church. When I opened the door and saw it was not this man and he had a bag with him I thought "Oh crap. He's selling that Advant@ge cleaner- or going to chop my head off and put it in that bag." And I was right- about the cleaner that is. He started his spill- the same spill I'd heard a few months before. I actually bought some of this cleaner before, but I rarely use it because I forget I have it. I told the guy straight up, "I already have this and I'm not buying more." He didn't even flinch, like he hadn't even heard me. "I already have this. I don't need more." This time he acknowledged I had spoken and asked 'What color is yours?" "Yellow." "Well, now it's green and it cleans a lot more..." he said as he shoved a bottle in my hand. I barely glanced down and I said, again, "I'm not buying any." "It cleans gum, blood, oil, permanant marker..." "I am not buying any!" He proceeds to demonstrate how it cleans permanant marker out of a towel while asking "What would you do if your little one colored with marker on your new dress???" "The same thing I do now- clean it with the yellow stuff I already have." I was trying to hand him back his bottle the entire time and was so bugged that he wouldn't shut up. He kept trying to get me to sniff the stuff. I was sooooo ready to shut the door and take the bottle in with me. I finally pushed the bottle of cleaner at him, hard, and said "I AM NOT BUYING ANY." I think he finally got it and said,"OK ma'am. Well have a good day and God bless you." Was that to make me feel crappy? At least he didn't say something like, "If you buy this it will help send me to college." I always tell those salesguys "And if I don't I can send my own kids."

Moving on to obnoxious person #2. Ok, this person was rude. Just plain rude. The kid's school was having a carnival so we loaded up the car with our 4 million kids and headed to the fun. We're driving around the school looking for a parking space when we saw one. SCORE! We turn into the basically one way parking area and Sei turns to pull into the spot. When he turns in we see a man standing in the spot talking on a walkie talkie. Sei rolled down his window and said, "Excuse me. We're trying to park." and with that the guy didn't say anything. He just pointed to a van turning into the parking lot. He was saving a parking space by standing there and then using the walkie talkie to direct his wife where to go. Sei was so bugged. Soooo bugged- his upper lip was curling like it does when I know he's ready to go Samoan on someone. And we were trapped. The only way out was to back up and we couldn't because the van was behind us. We sat there, expecting the van to at least back out so we could get out and find a spot since Dorkman (who btw actually looked like he could be named 'Tad') wasn't moving. Nope- the van stayed there. Then all the sudden she pulled in beside us and was like (I kid you not) 2 inches tops from our Yukon! What the!?!??! Sei said something like "Are you freakin' kidding me??" out his window and Dorkman came over and Sei said, "She nearly hit our car." The man said "Oh, she was very careful." Sei rolled the window up in the middle of the guys sentence. I wasn't really bugged, I just thought it was really rude.

Give our "Tad Award" winners a round of applause. Guys- you totally deserve it...

14 comments:

facialanomaly said...

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utmommy said...

HOW RUDE!!!

I get so bugged by people like that. They drive me crazy.

BTW I'm in my blogging attire right now: nike t-shirt, no bra, glasses, pony tail, I'm a gem!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

I'd like to nominate facialanomaly for their shamelessly direct spamming of another blog. Way to go!

Guess who was obnoxious yesterday.........to SERVANTS OF THE LORD? Yeah, I was. The elders knocked on our door and one of them asked to use the restroom. Fine. Only one followed me to the living room and I talked and talked and talked all the while thinking, "Whoaaaaaa, his companion must be sick. We'll have to drag out the industrial size Febreze spray when these guys leave." This very polite elder started getting fidgety and asked for the restroom again. Oh crap, he was the one that had to go, and his companion was in the toy room chatting up my kids. I felt so ashamed. Maybe I'll buy them a portable urinal to make restitution for my bladder bursting chatter.

Toni said...

You are nicer than me. #1- said no thanks- shut the door.

#2- would have inched my SUV in inch by inch- he would have moved. If all else, would have blocked the spot, unloaded the kids, got out and walked away. No way would they have gotten it. As soon as they move on, go back and park correctly of course. Wouldn't want to be rude!

Wonder why people say I'm nasty??

Amanda said...

How rude! People like that make me want to go Samoan on someone. What does that mean exactly? lol

Amanda said...

Oh, and I second elastic's nomination of facialanomaly for the "Tad" award.

b. said...

First guy...dude, get a clue.

Second....jerkwad/jerkwife

tara said...

Umm I've got two good ones to go right along with this! Will blog abt. soon! I was so peeved, and never even thought to get it off my chest via blog. What relief! The tad awards... perfect!

Anonymous said...

I was pissed all through the carnival. However, as you can see, I can be mature and a good example to the kids when it counts. I just kept waiting for him to get in the same line as me so I could say what was really on my mind. Never happened.

Mel said...

What a bunch of jerks! I love your brilliant "Tad" award idea!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

You never fail to make me laugh... even when you are frustrated. This is a great format, Tori! I vote you do the Tad award every week!

I agree with Toni... I would have creeped into the space until the guy moved. That was good of Sei to set a good example though.

annie said...

My first reaction, my gut reaction was "oh no they didn't..." and then my other side kicked in (I wish it was the first to react instead of second) and said, "walk in love." It is so hard to love people who just do stupid things, but I think it is necessary. Your stories were funny, we've all dealt with these guys who think they own parking spots and have steel like selling abilities. I am so not a salesperson. One no and I would bolt from the doorway, you've got to respect their tenacity right? I usually just don't answer the door and if I do I just say, "no thank you" and close the door.
I hope your weekend is full of wonderful blessings and no obnoxious people!
♥~Annie

Gretch said...

I hate rude obnoxious people. I was in WM the other day and had a horrible sunburn on my neck and this stupid couple walking behind me were making fun of me. Just saying stupid things to each other about my sunburn and was making fun of how I was pushing my cart. So I pulled over and went down an isle and came back out behind them. I creeped my cart almost to their heels. I wanted to ram her in the ankles, but then her stupid BF saw the evil in my eyes and shot through the jr dept. I totally wanted to go "Wanda" on them! I was soo mad! My excuse would have been " well the sunburn must have gone to my brain!"

Lauren said...

Number 1 is the classic example of how Bath and Body Works trains their employess...trust me, I was one of them. I hate pushy sales people!!!!!!!!!!!

Number 2 (snicker snicker, that sounds funny) umm, can you say nerd! Who honestly takes a walkie talkie and goes to scout out parking spots! More like he deserves the steve urkle sp? award!