Ok, I went shopping at the local Safeway today, While its not my favorite store to shop due to some of the not so nice cashiers in this particular store, they have a Pharmacy with lower prices than most places, I usually take most of my grocery shopping elsewhere.
Well, I found myself walking down the baby aisle there for the first time in the 20 years i've lived here (like I said, I usually do my general shopping elsewhere) looking for wet wipes, I saw a sign above the left side shelving about midway down that said "Infant toiletries", I beelined for it, only to find myself facing a wall of late toddler diapers, looked left, looked right, nothing but diapers!? ok. I muttered to myself 'so, where are the wet wipes?!' and a lady with a shopping cart nearby said 'they're right behind you!', I turned around and lo and behold! wet wipes! (not the end of the story)
I was a bit dazed at getting a response from an under my breath muttering, from someone I hadn't even noticed being there a moment before, I grabbed the first bulk bag of Huggies wet wipes that came to hand, then, after looking at them a little bit closer, found they weren't the ones I was actually liked, put them back on the shelf, and grabbed the soft skin ones, right then, the lady said 'Are you Toilet training?', I said 'Naw, these are for personal use, I don't have any children', she said' yeah, they're great for cleaning up all sorts of messes' , 'Uh, yeah.' I replied, and started walking off in the general direction of the pharmacy, and she repeated it again, 'these are Really good at cleaning up all sorts of messes!'
I was still a bit dazed (reason for pharmacy trip was to get more insulin because I'd run out and blood sugar was high, therefore a bit dazed)
it didn't occur to me till half an hour later just how weird the conversation was until I got home, and saw myself in the mirror, I had gone out with an Abena M4, a white support onsie, jeans, and a sweater. the sweater had ridden up, I'd forgotten to belt my jeans, the onesie was showing quite clearly, as well as the Abena diaper stripes beneath, oops! ouch.
what got me the most, in hindsight, I got the distinct impression she was trying to get a conversation going. and I blew it, for being dazed from the blood sugar issues, and embarrased for even being seen in the baby aisle