What seemed like a perfectly pleasant South Philly neighborhood interaction quickly went downhill. Here's what took place in the South Philly Walgreen's at Broad and Snyder:
Female shopper: Hey, do you happen to know where they would keep blue cheese dressing here?
M: It would be down there (pointing to bottom shelf).
Female shopper: Yeah... they only have ranch.
Me: Why don't you go across the street to Rite-Aid? They probably carry it there.
Female shopper: I already did. They also only have ranch! It's for my husband. He wants blue cheese.
At this point, it still seemed perfectly normal. I mean, yes, the lady located the ranch dressing and still felt the need to ask if we knew where the blue cheese would be. I understand, though. She was probably just sharing her frustration, and also, M and I definitely look like the type of people who would know if a store had a secret hiding place for additional salad dressing flavors.
Then the situation fell apart.
Female shopper: (voice rising) I don't even eat blue cheese! I don't eat that crap. I'M ITALIAN!!! I DON'T EAT BLUE CHEESE! THAT'S FOR RABBITS AND HAMSTERS! My husband wanted this shit!!!
M and I: ....
Female shopper: (walking away) ...AND HE CAN FUCKING DROP DEAD!!!
PS: I think that rabbits enjoy eating carrots, but I'm not sure what hamsters eat. However, I am pretty sure neither of these animals accent their food with salad dressing. If they did, I would guess that it would be something more mild than bleu cheese, such as a low-fat Italian dressing.
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