OK, so I’m being inflammatory. But all this damn Christmas shopping has me pissed off.
I get in line with my purchases. While I’m waiting there, I get out my wallet and ready the right amount of cash or plastic. I slip my backpack off my shoulder and zip it open. I’m all set to get the hell out of this hell-hole of a store as soon as the cashier and I have done the paperwork.
THEN, the woman in front of me arrives at the cash. She waits until ALL the items have been rung through before she gets her purse off her shoulder. Only then does she unzip it and go on an archaeological dig for her wallet. Then she starts counting out the cash, before not realizing she doesn’t have enough, and deciding on plastic instead. She pays for the items, gets the receipt, and only then lifts her other shopping bag up from the floor and open it up to put the new purchases in. Meanwhile, I’m wondering whether I’m going to get out of this damn store on the same calendar day that I came in.
It happens to me all the time. I usually observe men doing the same sort of thing I do (“multi-tasking”), while the women do what my example above does (bugging the hell out of the men.)
Why? WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY?