Friday, November 12, 2010
Stupid Grocery Store People
It's been an interesting week for me. I had a totally different schedule because I decided to take a week off of the gym just so my immune system can get back to normal after my fun episode of the stomach flu. I've had to be creative in entertaining my son in the mornings and hence made more aware of things that my house was lacking which included numerous trips to the grocery store. For some reason I don't mind taking my son to the grocery store, he gets into it and even before we go he helps me make a grocery list of all the things we need, it's very cute. Word of advice for all the moms out there if you have to take your toddlers to the grocery store I absolutely recommend having a grocery list and sticking to it. Not only does it make the trip so much faster but it saves you money in the end. I always go every Tuesday morning when it's not busy in the slightest and when they are restocking all the fresh fruit and vegetables, it's fabulous. Also I tell my son if he is good he can have a little bag of chips while we wait in line. Works every time for the most part and I really haven't had to deal with any major meltdowns. (I always put together my list the night before and have all my coupons ready to go to save time.) Now usually all this little bit of effort works out great until you run into THOSE PEOPLE. You all will know who I'm talking about after I write this so I'm sure you will have felt my pain. So the last couple times I have gone to the grocery store I've had these annoying experiences. The first one being I'm there on a Tuesday have a weeks worth of groceries to pay for and I'm in line. I start unloading my cart, my son is happily chomping away on his chips and a lady gets behind me with one item. I think to myself ....okay she is going to be here awhile. I would offer to have her go in front of me but I'm one third in to paying and there is no turning back. She starts getting annoyed. Sighing, rolling her eyes, drumming her fingers. Really lady? Did you not notice the self-check out lines you can do by yourself? Then she starts invading my space. Standing right next to me in line, shoulder to shoulder to me while I'm giving the clerk my coupons and giving my son a wipe to wipe his cheesy hands before he touches me with them. I turn around about to say something to the lady because I have a major issue with my personal space being invaded, it makes me claustrophobic when all of a sudden a cheesy wipe landed on her chest. My son throws his dirty wipe at her. At that moment in time I'm at a loss for words. I grab the wipe off her as quick as I can and just say "oh sorry" and then start to laugh because damn it, it's funny. I don't look at her and I don't chastise my son because at this point he is my hero and after I pay and roll out of the grocery store I give him a big hug and a high five. Now normally yes he would get a no and a don't do that from me but for gods sake if I could of I would have rubbed that cheesy wipe all over that annoying woman's face. Two days later I'm back for more. I'm waiting in a long line...you know because it's not Tuesday and I see one of the clerks walking by me and ask if there is any way they could open another line (my two year old is getting fidgety and I don't want to buy him more chips). So he goes ahead and opens another lane and motions for me to come over. I thank him and start to move my cart when this lady (different but still rude) runs from her lane (I'm serious she ran) with her cart and cuts me off in line. Um okay seriously WTF!? I look at the clerk who looks at me like "um that was uncool sorry face" Whatever I don't say anything and just hand my son a nice clean wipe, give him a wink and tell him to go to town.