Tuesday, June 16, 2009
a glass can only spill what it contains
some people are too grumpy to be let out in public. you know how people say, "i did NOT want to get out of bed this morning"? i think that should be an option. then, only the people who DID want to get out of bed this morning would be grocery shopping at the same time as me, and none of us would have to put up with people like mr grumpy-pants* and mrs two-year-old-face*. so i'm standing in line at the superstore, and a self check-out station opens up. i'm next in line, so i take it. just then, another station opens up. this lady comes out of nowhere and, obviously not noticing the line-up, heads for it. that's ok, she didn't know. but there's this man and this woman behind me, and they know a budger when they see one. and they are NOT happy. this man and this woman, both probably in their 40's or 50's, know how to handle situations such as these. they know injustice when they see it. they storm up to the superstore sales associate nearest the budging lady and both begin yelling. at the same time. the man says, "we've been BUDGED on! this WOMAN! that's not FAIR!" and the woman backs him up with, "WHAT is this?! does she not see THERE. IS. A. LINE??? and that WE were in it? she just GOT here!" the poor bewildered lady, who most definately budged, albeit unknowingly, spins around. her face is flaming red and she looks like she's going to cry. she fumbles with her groceries, trying as fast as she can to get out of the path of the hurricane that is two full-grown, middle-aged babies. she abandons the idea of self-checkout altogether and scurries off to join the 10 items or less express lane. that's when i notice that i've taken the only station that doesn't accept debit. so i gather up all of my groceries and head to the back of the line.