I’m not exactly a young guy anymore, but old people either crack me up at the grocery store or totally piss me off.
I was in line at Keller’s IGA in Clifton, kind of in a hurry to get in and out – had an appointment to make. All the lanes were full and I only had a couple things to get. I went to the express lane – 15 items or less.
In front of me was this older man putting out his groceries so the cashier would ring him up. 15 items or less my ass. The guy’s shopping cart was full.
As the cashier was ringing him up, he would look at certain items he had purchased and would say “I don’t need that. Take that off.” He did that at least three times – the cashier was being patient. I was pretending to be.
When it was all said and done, the man with at least 30 items owed the cashier around fifty bucks. Try to imagine how long it took him to find his wallet. Try to imagine how long it took him to learn how to swipe his credit card on the machine.
Paper or plastic? He wanted plastic. When the cashier was all done bagging up his groceries – shock – he changes his mind, better make that paper.
I felt like I had been in line for over an hour, just to get a couple things. I felt like killing the old man.
I’ve written about adventures in the grocery store before – click here to read another one.
Anybody out there have any grocery shopping stories to share?
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