Judge Paxton

Written By bryanboy

Have you ever been judged by a random stranger based on your convenience store purchases? That’s what happened to me last night. I went to the nearby 7-11 to buy cigarettes and also picked up a few essentials — butterfinger candy, mineral water, toothbrush and fat burning pills.  I was doing my business at the check-out counter and this guy came up beside me, looked at me and somehow found entertainment value in my selections. Only in America when random people feel the need to talk to you as if you’re long-lost friends. There’s no time for chit chat because Rumi was waiting inside the car.

Bryanboy's purchases at 7-11
Paxton showing Rumi Neely and Bryanboy his purchases from 7-11

After telling her what just happened, I thought that it would be fun to turn the tables. I asked Rumi to  open the car window. We screamed at the guy as he exited the store to come to us and lo and behold, we played a little show-and-tell. He got a huge ass can of beer, some starbucks drink-in-a-can, coconut water and chewing gum.

He introduced himself as Paxton, asked what our names are and that was the end of it. Didn’t exchange contact details, nada. When he left, I couldn’t help but ask Rumi what the chances are of us bumping into him. He seemed like a cool person. She said she probably lives around the area but we’ll probably never see him again.



  1. style croissant

    He is CUTE !! hehe I know sometimes I’m embarrassed by my supermarket purchases ;)

  2. Okay, this comment will be perceived as a pseudinsult, but I really hate people with such attitude. I mean, dude was just trying to be a good samaritan and you have no shame, you needed to make an almost bitchy post about him. I know you’re living a glamorous life, but are you really that deluded?

  3. I met my (ex)boyfriend in the supermarket. It happened like with you but I saw him again the next week. I thought it couldn’t be coincidence so I asked him out (what a girly thing to do huh). Love moments like these

  4. I’m glad you decided to talk to him! This is what people in the US do, they talk to each other. “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Europe anymore”

  5. That’s US for you, have to be ready with random chit chat all the time! I’ve met a bunch of people I hang out with still this way.

  6. What an interesting encounter…I love these types of encounters, where you meet someone for a short period of time and you feel like you’re friends, only to never see them again.

  7. To be honest, I always do that – I look at what people bought and than think about their family situation, what they’re probably going to do this evening etc. etc – The only thing is, I never tell.

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