Priceless moments with your friendly cashier

Scene: Target Check out line

Characters: Daughter and wife ( I was at school)


Wife walks up to cashier.

Cashier: My you are a pretty girl. You must look like your daddy. [ implying that my daughter looks nothing like my wife]

Daughter: I don’t have a daddy. Mama!

Wife: She doesn’t have a dad.

Daughter: This is my mama, my mommy is at school

Cashier: Silence



The ability to make strangers leave you alone. Priceless.

22 thoughts on “Priceless moments with your friendly cashier

  1. Hi there! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. You can stop by my page to pick it up. If you are into the award thing, that is. Keep writing and sharing — you’re great!

  2. I kinda feel for the cashier too. That must have been quite the foot-in-mouth scenario! I’ve learned not to “assume” relationships. We have many adoptions in our area where moms/dads and kids look NOTHING alike. But the parent/child relationships is VERY real.

    I look forward to the day when everyone is in line with the new reality where genetics are not “required” to play a part in a healthy, functioning family dynamic. The stigma is an old one and needs to go away.

  3. That’s so mean, period. She’s “beautiful” and “must look like dad”, not only assumes she has a dad, but that the parent in front of them, whoever it might be, is not a looker! Bad cashier, bad!

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