“Is there anything I can help you with?”
Those words sound normal when perusing through the store, Right?
I thought that too until I saw your face in the very next aisle.
I make eye contact with you and you quickly put your head down.
Shrugging it off, I continue to the next one and surprisingly we meet again.
My irritation level begins to rise because now I’m feeling the same as I have on many other occasions when I walked into an establishment and took my time to make a sound decision.
Just like before I have to smile and keep my emotions in check so I do not become “that girl”.
You know, the angry black woman portrayed in many instances.
Although the reason to be angry is valid, society doesn’t see it that way.
Retrieving my items, I continue to the counter with my head held high and a smile on my face while inside I am fuming.
You go behind the counter and ring it all up before I swipe my card.
The approval shows on the machine and you grace me with a smile and thank me for my business.
Now that you have received my money and I’m leaving I’m no different than the girl behind me that looks the complete opposite of me.
Hmmmmm…Are you sure there’s no difference in the world today?