I Hate The Grocery Store Line……
Have you ever just looked at someone and thought; “I don’t like you?” Because I feel like everyone who reads this has experienced this particular moment in their life at one point or another.
And to be completely honest, I think a majority of those experiences will occur/have occurred in the local grocery store.
So yesterday, I had the day off of work and needed to run a few errands in the afternoon. On this errand trip, the FINAL stop I needed to make was at the local grocery store in the middle of town. I had to pick up some buffalo chicken wings and one of those “pick your 6” six packs of beer.
But in the checkout line, I was EXTREMELY BLESSED to have a gigantic twit two people in front of me, (I hope you see my sarcasm). And I say twit because this woman was a COMPLETE “space cadet” to say the least.
From what I overheard, she apparently forgot her credit card in the car. She pulled the classic “accompanying child go to the car” maneuver and sent her daughter to retrieve said car. And throughout the daughter’s whole excursion, the mother chatted with the cashier, saying; “Oh this never happens.” She even cited her astrological sign, saying this happened because of it.
While waiting, I noticed that the self checkout next to the line was open. I made my way over there and proceeded to scan my items out and pay. I was able to finish my entire transaction by the time her daughter returned.
When she returned, she told her mother that she couldn’t find the card. This led the mother back to searching her purse, including an envelope on the counter that I guess was from her recent visit to the bank.
Then, she found it. And in a boisterous laughter, the mother screams out; “I had it this whole time!! It was with me this whole time!!”
Let’s just set aside the fact that the old man behind her gave her a glare like; “You have got to be freakin kidding me.” But if you are that woman and this happens to you, you should probably just keep it on the down low. Even if you have to say something, just let the cashier know; “Oh shit, I’ve had it this whole time. My bad.” Because if the rest of the line knows what happened, you just look like a bigger asshole.
Overall though, if you are a witness to this kind of stupidity and rudeness, just laugh it off. I know that it is tough, but it’s better than being arrested for chucking a beer bottle all the way to register 12.
Have you been witness to one of these acts of stupidity? Let me know in the comments section below.