Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Y'know...

I spent ten minutes in Sam's Club standing in line at the pharmacy.  Then, I gave up, went and did my shopping in the hopes that the fucking idiots at the front of the line would have cleared out, permitting the line of a dozen and a half other customers to freakin' move

So, I handed the kids, cart, and groceries off to Odysseus (who'd been checking the tire center for possibilities for the Civic), and went back to the pharmacy, picking up two pounds of deli sliced cheddar on the way. 

The line had barely moved.  The back had mostly vanished, but only one customer had been served in the fifteen minutes I'd been gone.

And then...I saw why.

There was one pharmacist, and one tech behind the door.  And the fucking fucknuts in line ahead of me were fucking paying for basketloads of fucking groceries.

I was about to the point of finding out if that two pound package of cheese slices would have made a good sap.

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  1. Actually, you would be better off with one of those 3ft long summer sausages. Those will knock someone clean out. Never mind how I know this.

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    1. I wasn't about to leave the line to go look for something more effective.

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  2. My wife shushed me until her shusher was sore when I came unglued, while a woman with two huge carts full of crap for her shop caused the line to stop.

    Her accomplice was somewhere in Sam's store looking for something they forgot.

    I couldn't help myself. My comments about shopping is completed before stepping into line caused the woman to give me dirty looks, instead of embarrassment and - maybe - an apology.

    People forget that time is more priceless than all the gold in the world. When they waste mine, while increasing their's, it pisses me off.

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    1. It's the other way around in my house. I bring the snark in public because I have only a theoretical understanding of social conventions, and don't give a crap for any of them.

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  3. WTF? They were paying for their groceries at the pharmacy window? Idiots. Of course they're doing it because they're the only ones who matter, they're in a real hurry, and they don't want to have to go through the checkout a second time after they got their meds.

    I'm guessing that pharmacist was forbidden from telling them, "No, I will NOT ring up your eighty cans of cat food here."

    I've seen similar things happen in the 20-items-or-fewer aisles at the grocery - some lummox gets in line with a cart full because the rules don't apply to them.

    Put 'em all on the spaceship bound for the sun.

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    1. Especially since, unless there's a 'scrip over a hundred dollars, you can take it up to the front with the rest of your stuff to pay for it. The pharmacy tech was seconds away from kissing me when I told her that that's what I was going to do, to save her any more work and time.

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    2. I wish stores would grow a pair when it came to not accommodating those who break the social norms (like by trying to check out their giant grocery order at the pharmacy). I'd be a lot more prone to shop somewhere if they had a 12 items or fewer aisle where they MEANT it, like they cut someone off at 12 if they had more.

      Of course, that will never happen, because in today's society, those who follow the rules get screwed, those who cheat and act all entitled get whatever they want.

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  4. Interestingly enough, when the big hairy guy starts scowling and muttering in Russian, people stop giving him dirty looks.

    Cries of "I guess my son will just have to wait for his medicine while you buy 30 pounds of truffle oil" might help too.

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    1. Nobody (except my kids and my students) finds me intimidating. I'm too small.

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