So today I’m at Target with a friend. We shared a cart. We get in line, start chatting, blabla, when a guy says, “I can help you here.” Oh, lovely. The lady in front of us was buying the whole store. So we move to the next lane and my friend starts to put her things on the conveyor belt. She has like five items. A lady comes up behind us (a customer) and says, “Yeah, this is the Express Lane. Aisle Six is for you.”
Now, maybe I’m just from Iowa and we have manners, or just I don’t bitch over someone using the Express Lane when they shouldn’t (even though the clerk told us to), but seriously?
We both snapped, “He told us to come over here. Take it up with him or move.”
She replies, “Whatever” in a huge huff and my friend says to the cashier, “Tis the season, eh!” I put my things on the conveyor belt - candy and toothpaste, nice combo, eh? - and see that I have eleven because my friend forgot one of her dollar items. Still peeved at her, I say, “Oh, I’m so sorry - I have ELEVEN items.”
My friend and I were in and out of that checkout in about 5 minutes but this lady kept sighing and tapping her foot impatiently the whole time. It was all I could do to not punch her in the face. Not sure why, but that made me extremely pissed, so I returned immature behavior with equal to excess force. So then my friend accidentally drops her cup of ice and it went on the floor. She said, “Yikes! Wait, I don’t want anyone to slip,” and I said, “Except her” and my friend agrees. Then my son looks at me, looks at the lady having a silent freak out behind me, and does a quick twirl with his finger around his ear.
It was worth it when I saw her take her new red Santa shirt and stop off in a furious huff after she paid…and she was headed towards the back of the store.
Was she an employee?!
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone else likes to play store manager when they see people in the Express Lane that shouldn’t be?
:: angel face ::