10/12/08

The Gripe List - The Discount Store Edition

Okay, I'm having trouble thinking of anything to blog about other than things I want to complain about...so please forgive me if this blog gets kinda gripey...

I'll just jump right in...up first...

1. Checkout time at discount store:

(yes I have a enough that I need to number them)

Last night I went into our local discount store at 6:30 p.m. to pick up some groceries. I usually don't shop there for groceries but I needed other stuff you can't get at a regular grocery store so I had no choice. Anyway, after 45 minutes I was ready to check out. And when I came around the corner to get into line I ran right into a cart pile up. There were 4, yes 4, out of 20 lines opened, with 5 to 7 customers in each line. When I got handed my receipt, I turned around and counted the carts behind me.

There were 7.

And the checkout girl reached up and turned her light off.

2. Surly, unpleasant checkout girl running the register at the same discount store:

I know working on a Saturday night is the last thing I would want to do, but if you're hired to do a job, you need to do it to the best of your ability. Granted she might have been having a bad night, but I don't think so...I've been through her line before and she is just seems to always be in a bad mood. No greeting, no "how ya doin?", no nothing. And of course in a moment of pure, utter flesh, I poured on the sugar..."how are you doing?" "you guys sure are busy tonight" "wow, do you need me to help bag those groceries?" "can I take over the register for you so you can go on a break?" I think she actually considered that last offer for about 15 seconds.

And at least she didn't hiss like a cat at me like the last checkout person did whose line I went through...

Last Friday afternoon I ran into the same store for one thing and got into the express line. It was high school football night so I had on a t-shirt with our high school mascot on it. Its a wildcat. So the checkout guy looks at my shirt and says to me, "Are you a wildcat?" and then he hissed. I'm not making this up...he actually hissed at me, and then I think he might have even meowed. I'm not positive he meowed, because I was concentrating on keeping the bile down in my stomach and blood was rushing to my ears, but I'm pretty sure he did...

Back to the gripe list...

3. The fact that I'm grocery shopping on a Saturday night:

I think this one actually gripes me the most...that on a Saturday night, I'm pushing a grocery cart around a discount store, a cart filled with cleaning supplies, FDD's (frozen diet dinners), and toilet paper, and its the highlight of my evening. Ugh...

I guess that's enough of being gripey for tonight...I just realized I left a bag back at the store...

1 comment:

Barb said...

I'm with ya sista! Been there, done that for sure. Call and complain to the manager right away! It probably won't change anything, but do it anyway. That is exactly why I do not shop there except for times when it's a must have and it's the only place I can get it.
You can gripe anytime to me my friend, I don't mind at all!