A few days ago, I was in the grocery store.
Pushing my cart, I arrived at the corner of a produce display at exactly the same time as an older woman, also with a cart. She heaved what I perceived to be a huge, exasperated sigh.
“Go ahead” I said, thinking she was perhaps waiting for me.
She responded in an angry voice “I’m going THAT way.” pointing to exactly where I was standing. She had room to go around me, but didn’t. Then she says to me “GET OUT OF MY WAY!”
I did not respond well. I said something that started with an “f” and ended with a “u”. I was shaking and walked around the store tapping for awhile.
I’m not remotely sorry I didn’t meekly comply with her barked orders, and on the other other hand there must be alternatives to either being servile or responding in kind.
On another note, it’s taken me several days to post this because I forgot about it. In the old days, it would have eaten at me endlessly and I would have relived it countless times.