linda blair head spin

My favourite little moment of today. Mum wants doughnuts so in we go, because do not get between this woman and doughnuts, for real. I’m wearing a Mars shirt, because of course I am, being a bastion of taste at all times, and patiently waiting for my mother to check out. Then I see this guy behind the counter come from all the way across the store.

Him: Sorry to bug you, but on your shirt? Is that Sailor ……

Now he makes a long pause here, obviously knowing it’s Sailor SOMEONE and wanting to get it right, which I think we can all agree is something Rei would deeply appreciate. But he doesn’t KNOW, and it’s amusing in a cute way to watch him trying SO HARD. Finally, he’s ready to make his call.

Him: …Venus?

Obviously imagining this as if Rei and Minako both were there is a delight. But that’s not the best part of this story. The best part is the girl who’s been helping my mother. Upon hearing this, her head SPINS AROUND. She is the Linda Blair of Senshi identification.

Her: OH MY GOD THAT IS SAILOR MARS WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU GET OUT OF HERE GO LEAVE

And she just GLARES HIM DOWN until he slinks away, and then she shoots me this “can you believe this shit?” look before going back to finishing ringing up my mother, and it was the greatest thing I’ve ever seen.