We were warned. We'd had some warning and practice runs. But today it happened and I was totally "got." I had no answer. I stumbled and tripped over words. I was disgusted not only with the other person but also with myself. Here is the story that I will never tell again....because next time I will be ready. And no one will ever insult my daughter, my sons, or my family in such a way again.
A man was at our house today trying to sell us a vacuum (that will NEVER ever happen again although our living room carpet does look really good!). We were chatting and trying to be personable and he was selling selling selling. I really didn't care for him at all. When we told him that we weren't willing to spend that kind of money on a vacuum despite how much it sucked (wink, wink), he looked at me (while I was braiding the princess' hair) and said "How much did she cost?" What do I wish I said? Something like "More than one of your vacuums and worth infinitely more even without a lifetime warranty. Not to mention she is American made as well. Now pack up your vacuum and get out of my house." But I stumbled and sputtered and looked at Shane (who didn't make eye contact) and then I muttered "thousands."
What is wrong with people? If someone I know and care about were considering adoption and asked for education sake I am totally fine with sharing. When a total stranger asks for pure nosiness or (as in this case) to compare MY DAUGHTER to the purchase of a vacuum, it pisses me off!
So world, you have been warned! This mama is ready. Well, almost. Friends, strangers, or whoever else may read this post, share in the comments how you would respond. Specific examples with quotation marks (or they should be there if I were an English teacher). You can respond in kind, be snarky, I don't care. Just no foul language please! I need some help brainstorming so in the future my daughter can hear me tell people that she is worth 10 times her "price tag" because there are some things that money truly can't buy!!!!