I am a person who enjoys grocery shopping. I am not sure if it because it is pretty much my only "alone" time with no kids or because it is SHOPPING, one of my fav. pastimes. But today while I was there I got really annoyed. Not because the bananas were all already ripe and would not last more than a few days, not because someone dropped a jar of spaghetti sauce in the middle of the pasta aisle and not even because I had to wait for 10 minutes in the Dunkin Donuts line for coffee.(Yes, we have one in the store.)
My annoyance came when I was in the checkout line. The lines were 2 or 3 deep, b/c they NEVER have enough lanes open. So there I was, waiting patiently, looking at the latest ABC SOAPS magazine. (That addiction is for another post) So yeah, I was waiting with my cart less than half full when I hear someone behind me say, "I'd like to go in front of you if you don't mind." I turned around. The lady was talking to me. I gave a sort of smile and took a glance at her cart...it was WAY MORE FULL than mine. Then again she said "Could I just squeeze in front of you, I don't really like to wait in line." WHAT????? I couldn't even speak for a second. Seriously, do any of us WANT to wait in line? Too bad lady! But I didn't say that. Instead I lied, " I am actually in a hurry today, my son is at home sick with a sitter, sorry." I smiled and turned around. I didn't care, this woman did not seem to have a valid reason to not wait in the line like the rest of us. She was fairly young, well, she wasn't elderly or anything.
She clearly just did not have patience b/c the next thing I knew she was out of my line and heading to the next aisle...hope she had better luck there!
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