So, I'm talking about the guy at the Goodwill.
Yes I really am. Most of you know I frequent the Goodwill twice a week. It's an addiction, but if you want the goods you need to go often. I normally go on Tuesday and Thursday nights after I drop my daughter off at gymnastics. I'm a talker, and yes as much as it drives me crazy, I know that's why my kids talk so much and never shut up. So it should be no surprise that I know the people at GW. Most of them I know just by their faces and then there's Todd!
Todd is around 60 and actually reminds me of my dad, so maybe that's why he is easy to talk to. Somehow we started talking one day and we exchanged names. I could have said my name was Mary but I'm sure with my luck he would say, "Hi Mary" and I wouldn't answer. We usually just ask the basic, "How ya doing, how's the family?" kind of chit chat and that goes on when I check out. He is married and has a daughter and he happened to tell me that they almost named their daughter Megan, but changed it last minute. So pretty harmless stuff, right?
Around my town, I'm kinda known as the hat lady! I love hats and wear them often with either vintage pins or flowers on them. Just so you all know, it's not like I'm wearing hats like the gal from Hee Haw, but kind of like her, hats are my signature! So I happened to actually do my hair one day and walk into the GW! I start shopping around doing my thing and then here comes Todd who ends up doing a double take and said, "Wow, I almost didn't recognize you without your hat on. You are so much prettier without it, wow!" Yea, thanks, I guess! I was probably a little flattered but whatever. I checked out and on my way I went.
Thursday came and I headed to the GW. I believe I wore a hat and here comes Todd. He says, "Oh, you wore a hat again!" I know I looked at him oddly. He said, "I told you, you are so much prettier without your hats!" I said, "Thanks, but hey some days it just calls for a hat!" I just kind of brushed it off and continued to do my shopping.
Again, I didn't think much of it and Tuesday came and I remember I wasn't wearing my hat. Todd saw me and came right up to me and said, "So, how's beautiful doing today?" I know I rolled my eyes, come on buddy leave me alone! I said, "oh stop!" Then he says, "Your husband is a lucky guy!"
I know I gave him a look, like buddy, you're kinda crossing the line here. I just didn't want to make a big deal, so I kept doing my thing and prayed he wouldn't say anymore. Luckily as I passed the checkout he was no where to be found. So out the door I went.
So now it's Thursday and I do my usual run to GW. Now I wasn't wearing a hat and up until then I still never gave it a thought. Some days I do my hair and some days I don't. But I don't ever think, "Oh I'm going to the GW I better not wear a hat!" I found some darling tea cups and off I went to check out. As I approached the counter, I notice Todd at the checkout. No biggie right? My turn comes up and he says, "How do you do it?" um, "How do I do what?" "How do you get more beautiful every time I see you!"
Come on buddy! I then said, "Oh stop!" He says, "I don't think you want me to!" Um, yea I do! Hello like it has always been my dream to have the guy from GW hit on me! Yea, now I can cross that off my Bucket List! Ewwww, no thanks!
So is this harmless, is he a stalker, or is it sexual harassment? I mean it seems harmless and there are so many people around. I don't feel in danger but it is starting to creep me out!
I'm not going to give up my shopping at the Goodwill but I am thinking of going there with a brown paper bag on my head! I thought of the ski mask but I don't want them to think I'm there to rob the place!