Okay, technically they did have laptops. But not the one that I saw online and went in to buy. And maybe I was silly for thinking that it was a good idea to take Reid to shop for a laptop at 7:00 pm. It probably also didn’t help that I was the one who closed her hand in the front door. I was kind of grumpy when I couldn’t get a laptop tonight.
Reid, though, had recovered from the finger-pinching, seemed unphased by the lateness of the hour and was quite willing to shop. She found a bright red laptop bag as soon as we got to the section. After a disappointing conversation with a boy who was far too young to have a job, we headed for the front door. But wait! There is a bright yellow stripe on the floor that surrounds the carpet “islands” where the displays are. Reid had to walk along that line, sometimes she even had to run, to see where it led. Luckily she was giggling as she ran so that the people who were standing on the line had time to step back. Well, they moved except for the one woman who didn’t notice Reid until I said, “The lady is allowed to stand there, Reid” while Reid was standing practically on top of the lady saying, “Stop” which I think meant – I have to stop because you won’t move. In retrospect, it might have been only boys and men who moved without prompting. And they chivalry is dead.