We were fixing lunch for the 5 munchkins on Saturday when POP...the cook top blew something and ALL the electricity in the house WENT OUT!! The hubby manages to get the electricity back on ONLY to see that the LARGE eye on the cook top is in full HIGH GEAR and NOT turning off...So...the only way to get it to turn off is to unplug the WHOLE THING from under the cabinet!! We unplug the thing and realize that after 8 years and LOTS of use..that it might be time for a new one....So we head out to the local Appliance Store to check them out!!!
**We, of course, have our 5 sweeties in tow and walk in "thinking" someone will hopefully sell us a new cook top quickly and then we'll be out of there....Well...up walks OUR sales person and first thing out of his mouth:
Sales Guy: "Wow, are yall trying to be the Gosselins or something?"
SG: "You know...Kate Gosselin?? Are yall competing with Kate Gosselin?"
Me: "No, i think she has us beat by quite a few!"
SG: (he starts counting my children) "1-2-3-4-5....No, she only has ya beat by 3"
Me: (I just smile and decide i'm probably not gonna like this guy :)
He continues to show us some cook tops letting us know that "THEY ARE VERY EXPENSIVE"! Again, I just smile and kind of ignore his bits on WHAT a big purchase this will be!! (i'm thinkin...do I look THAT bad today...do I look like I can't afford a cook top or something :)
After looking at a few cook tops, he goes on to say:
Sales Guy: "So, you all really need to research this first on a computer! I mean, do yall have a computer...Can you afford a computer after feeding this many mouths?"
Me: "uhhhhh, Yes, I have a computer!" ( i look and notice my hubby's face turning shades of red)
SG: "Yes, I guess you can probably afford a computer if you can afford to go to Seaside, Florida (and points at my sweatshirt I am wearing).
At this point, i can see the blood boiling in my hubby's face...He's about to let the guy have it, but he's keepin his cool UNTIL:
My 5 year old Hal goes up and opens up one of the ovens on display...
Sales Guy: "Son, don't open that, I keep lives snakes in those things."
Hal looks up at him like "I know that you are joking"
Sales Guy: "Don't think I'm joking son...I really do keep lives snakes in all this stuff."
My hal isn't amused and continues to open the door..
Sales Guy: "Kid, seriously DON'T TOUCH THAT!"
That was it...The hubby takes LL from my arms and in one second flat gathers all our other kids and heads straight out the front door RED FACED AND ALL without saying a word...BUT LEAVING ME STANDING WITH THE SALES GUY ALONE!!! I smile at him and say, "ok, well I guess that it's time to go...I better go help my husband" (that's all I could think of at the time :) and I turn and go too!! ( I busted a gut laughing all the way back to the car...cause I couldn't wait for my hubby's reaction :)
****Yes, I dont' think he's winning "Sales Guy" of the year!! And, we still have our cook top broken and yes, my hubby is still talking about the RUDE, INAPPROPRIATE sales guy at the local appliance store!! All I can do is laugh....things like that just crack me up...or maybe it is just seeing my hubby GET SO MAD!! Seriously, funny!!!
Just had to share...Happy Tuesday to you all!! kj