Can someone please explain to me, how it is that I ALWAYS end up picking the most fucked up line in the whole store?
My dear husband called me on my way home and asked me to pick up a loaf of Italian bread for dinner. Sure honey, no problem, that sounds good.
I run into the grocery store, right to the bakery, pick up my bread and head for checkout. This is important because I normally linger in the grocery store, looking for something I might need. Today I needed to get my bread and get the hell out of there.
There were a bunch of lanes open, which is unusual for this store. The express lane had a line crawling down an aisle. So I am looking to see if I have better options... looking, looking, AH HA, there is another express lane down at the end, and I don't see anyone sticking out past the impulse buy racks. So I head down there. 2 people in line, awesome right? Score? NO!
I am only standing there a minute or two when I realize the lady currently checking out has more than 12 items. A LOT MORE. She probably had 12 different jars of baby food alone, plus cereal, juice, tampons and panty liners, and other various assorted items. Oh lets not forget the beer. I am like, 'OK she won't actually take that long.' In all actuality she probably only had 25-30 items.
And then she does it... Pulls out a months worth of WIC checks and tells the cashier what kind of formula she needs. Which of course he has to leave to go get!!! Please do not misunderstand me... I have nothing against WIC. I got WIC for a little while when my oldest daughter was a baby. It's a great program. It is time consuming at the register. If you are using WIC checks you DO NOT belong in the 12 items or less, cash only EXPRESS LANE!
I don't know if I was more irritated by the fact that she was in that line or that she was so happy and playful and acting like nothing was wrong. I mean Jesus man, at least turn around and acknowlege the people behind you... Tell me a lie, say you didn't realize it was express or something! I could handle a lie (in that situation) better than "I just don't give a fuck about how anyone else might be inconvienced by my decision"!!!
When all was said and done, I think I spent half an hour getting 1 loaf of bread. Let me tell you what, that better be the best store bought bread I have ever eaten.