Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Think about it, lady

After school today, Carlie and I went for crepes (banana and nutella for her, ham/pear/brie for me). She gets out of school at 3 p.m., so it was about 3:15 or so, and she was wearing her school uniform. Her blue plaid THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A UNIFORM uniform. She was carrying her school books so she could work on homework while we waited for our crepes.

A lady sitting in the front of the shop looked at her and smiled and said, "Oh, don't you look nice! You must be home schooled."

This photo was not taken today, but she was wearing the same thing


My Name Is Cat said...

Some people are so clueless. If I homeschooled my kids I'd be wearing my Santa PJ's in February; Angst would be wearing the t-shirt he sleeps in every night with the huge whole under the arm; and Hippie would be the in her big, fluffy robe. Then shortly after that we'd all be dead due to a hormonal induced murder-suicide rage. Good thing I don't home school.

HB said...

Maybe she thought you were just a preppie or maybe that you don't feed your kid lunch until 3:30 in the afternoon. But I'll bet she was trying to be nice and make conversation. I am so trying hard to think positive and be nice so far, 7 days into the New Year I'm doing OK.

Kathy said...

SIGH, that's all I can say or I may offend someone!

Fantastic Forrest said...

What an eejit!

Of course, if we must look at the bright side, we can note:
1. She said Carlie looked nice.
2. She said Carlie is educated.

Always there is a bright side, even in dealing with eejits.
Oh, yes, and she smiled.

Keetha said...

What? Sorry, I was still thinking about the banana nutella crepe.

Amy said...

That lady has some high ideals for homeschoolers! Not that homeschoolers wouldn't put their kids in uniforms, but usually the idea is to step AWAY from the box/conformity when you homeschool. LOL

Either way, it's funny shit.

And those crepes sound tasty!!

Barrie said...

Ya gotta wonder about the observation powers of some people... Mmmm, crepes sound good.

bernthis said...

Yeah, in a crepe store.

stephanie (bad mom) said...

If I homeschooled, I would make my kids wear uniforms. For fun. I might wear one too, just to throw people off.