I’ve been spending a considerable amount of time in the store lately. For the most part I enjoy my time in the store. There is however, a couple times each day that I am extremely uncomfortable. That happens when someone, usually a woman, asks me a technical question.

Every once in a while someone will come in the store and they are more uncomfortable than I am. Friday was one of those times. A young lady came in the store announcing she had crocheted before, but had always bought yarn from one of the mega grocery stores. She mentioned there were a lot of wonderful things in the store, but was not familiar with what she was looking at. She obviously didn’t want any help and didn’t know I wouldn’t be able to help her, anyway.

She was carrying a recyclable shopping bag with the Chicago Cubs logo on it. I asked if she was from Chicago .