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So I’m adapting to southern life relatively well. I now have my Mississippi driver’s license and license plate for the car, so I guess it’s official, I am a resident of Mississippi, Warren County to be exact.

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Photo courtesy Google Images

But, what I’m still not used to, are certain words associated with things here in Vicksburg. Stuff ain’t called the right stuff here. For instance, in California I used to go to the grocery store; here, everyone goes to the market. Okay, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to still call it the grocery store.

And then when I get to the grocery store market, I pick up one of those things to put my stuff in, you know, a grocery/shopping cart? Not here in Mississippi. Here you pick up a buggy. I know. What? Buggy? While I was checking out and unloading my – cart – the young man bagging stuff at the other end of the conveyor belt asked me for my buggy. I had no idea what the hell he was talking about. After I figured out what he wanted, I corrected him – politely – advising that from now on he should call it a cart, otherwise I’d have no idea what he was referring to. I’m sure he’ll listen to my prudent advice.

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Photo courtesy Google Images

And here, no matter what kind of soda, or pop as they say in the mid-west, you order, it’s called coke. So if you want a Sprite, or a 7-Up, you order a 7-Up flavored Coke. You order a Coke and then let the wait person ask you what kind of Coke you want. How strange is that? I ordered a Coke with my lunch one day and she asked me what kind of Coke I wanted. Really? What kind of Coke? “I’ll have the coke flavored Coke please.” Weird.

Maybe calling all soda Coke is required here since Vicksburg is the very first place to bottle the fizzy beverage. Who knows. Just be careful what you order when you come visit.

All in all, Mississippi is treating me well. I’m loving it here and meeting some awesome people. Everyone wants to be my friend, everyone wants to take me to lunch, everyone wants to offer assistance. It’s so not like California in that regard. No egos here. No heads in cell phones. Just friendly smiles, waves, and people who truly want to be nice to me. What a refreshing change.

I say, come on out for a visit. I’m ready and waiting to feed you well and tell you some pretty cool stories about this old house and the crazy lady who owned it. Leona Baer – what a woman!

What strange words or phrases have you come across in your travels outside your hometown? Anything I need to know about the south before I fall into another faux paus? (Buggy. Whatever.) Please help a girl out here.

Word of the Day: Zoic

Fun fact about me: I don’t think I’ll ever be able to say “ya’ll.” It just ain’t right ya’ll.

Original post by Jansen Schmidt 2015. Photos courtesy Google Images.

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According to my go-to, on-line dictionary, the word “rude” is defined as follows:

1. discourteous or impolite, especially in a deliberate way.
2. without culture, learning, or refinement.
3. rough in manners or behavior; unmannerly; uncouth.
4. rough, harsh, or ungentle.
5. roughly wrought, built, or formed; of a crude construction or kind.

I think it’s pretty safe to assume that most of know someone who is rude. But, would any of us consider ourselves rude? Hmmm? Let’s be honest, are you ever rude?

I am guilty of rude behavior on occasion. But, I consider my questionable behavior to be acceptable rude. More along the lines of redneck behavior.  Below is a list of things that, in my opinion, with the exception of two, are rude or acceptable rude. This is the topic of this month’s Take It or Leave It.

As a reminder, here’s how Take It or Leave It works: Post your guesses (would I take it, or leave it) in the comments section below. I will post my responses Thursday. The person with the most correct guesses is my winner, but you must post another comment in the comments section, acknowledging that you are a winner, in order to claim your prize. It’s that simple. Unclaimed prizes will be forfeited after one week from posting the answers.

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Photo courtesy Google Images

So, here we go. Would I – Take It or Leave It:

1)  Spike the punch at a party.

2) Pick up a hitchhiker.

3)  Leave my outside light on all night just to annoy my annoying neighbor.

4)  Eat all of the cereal but put the empty box back in the pantry.

5) Return my husband’s car with no gas in it.

6)  Fart and blame it on the dog.

7)  Buy something expensive, knowing that I’m only going to wear it once for some special occasion, and then return it to the store.

8)  Overtip a waiter because another customer was rude.

9) Leave my shopping cart in an unoccupied spot in the parking lot instead of returning it to the cart corral.

10) Leave something on the curb with a “free” sign on it to avoid having to take it to the dump.

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Photo courtesy Google Images

So, what do you think? Are there certain rude behaviors that might be considered acceptable? What acceptable rude behavior are you guilty of?

Word of the day: Mingy

Fun fact about me: I absolutely detest the Wedding March song. (Here comes the bride, da, da, da, blaaahhh.) HATE IT!!

Original post by Jansen Schmidt, May 2014. Photos courtesy Google Images.


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