Sunday, September 13, 2009

Express line!

I was standing in line at the grocery store the other day, behind a lady who apparently didn’t know that she was going to have to pay for her groceries. Why do people do this? I never understand why people don’t have their money out when they get up to the cashier.…better yet…a check book?…Who the heck carries a checkbook anymore? I hardly even use checks to pay my bills. In fact, I have no idea how much stamps are. (which I guess might be one of the reasons that the United States Postal Service is nearly bankrupt…but what government run business isn’t. oops…I’m supposed to lay off those topics…after the “incident!”) I had a book of “forever stamps” and they ran out. What’s up with that? How could something that’s supposed to last forever, run out? It’s false advertising if you ask me!

So…the grocery store checkout…I looked at the guy behind me and smiled and said “I didn’t think this would be quite so difficult today.” He looked at my items on the counter and said, “Well. Yeah. Maybe if people didn’t come through the express line with so many items it would be easier!”…I looked at my items…and then up at the sign- 10 items or less! I looked back at my items…counted them…13, 14, 15…oops…I had made sure not to go in the other line cause it said “express” so I had gone into this one. I didn’t think it was express. The guy wouldn’t smile at me. He was very angry. I wasn’t even up to the cashier yet but I was next. I had just ruined his day. He clearly needed to get home and drink his big bottle of beer. I tried to apologize. I even bagged my own groceries. I hadn’t meant to be “one of those people!”… “I’m sorry sir. I’m so sorry! Please! Take my first born!” (hee hee…the joke was on him on that one cause clearly my first born was likely to have 3 heads and 17 fingers!)…there was nothing I could do to apologize to him. I was wondering if maybe I should buy the first round for him?…alas, I couldn’t get him to smile. I am very sad now cause I don’t think he and I are going to be friends…