Monday, August 25, 2008

Hannah Montana: Part 2

The checker at the commissary today took one look at the girls and began to exclaim (to them, not to me) how beautiful they were, and such beautiful curly hair, and were they on TV, or maybe movie stars, and maybe they SHOULD be on TV because they were just as pretty as Hannah Montana!  When she was met with embarrassed and I-don't-have-a-clue-what-you're-talking-about smiles from all three girls, she changed tactics and began quizzing them on who their favorite TV star is...Hannah Montana?  No reaction.  Miley Cyrus?  No reaction.  Dora the Explorer?  A smile.  Finally, in desperation, Ariel?!?  Two smiles.  I finally excused them go sit on their favorite nearby bench to wait for me, and she asked me,
Checker:  "Don't they know any of those people?"  
Me:  "They don't watch TV, except sometimes football with me in the fall."
Checker: "What?!?  Not even that show on Disney with the little kids on it that has the little girl with curly hair that looks just like them?"
Me: (with a I-don't-have-a-clue-what-you're-talking-about smile of my own) "No."
Checker: (to the next checker over)  Hey, Sarah, those kids don't watch no TV except for football!  Can you believe that!?!  (Yes, she used that oh-so-southern double negative that absolutely drives me crazy!  Then, addressing Isaak, since he was the only one still within earshot)  I think Mommy needs a spanking!"

My response: Hmmmmm
Mike's response: "Someone needs reported to the manager for rudeness!"