A Quick (for me) Verbal Response
IÂm so proud of myself Â I was able to think on my feet verbally. Things to say usually come to me hours too late.
Today I went grocery shopping - tried to get enough for a couple of weeks or more. I had the cart packed and piled up Â the bagger used two carts for the bagged stuff. ThatÂs how much I had. Why am I telling you this? When DH & I got to the check-out there were only two cashiers Â express & regular. Regular had a line. Express was empty. I got in the line and was ready to open my book. IÂm always ready to stand in line and read. Well, the checker from express was told to take us. We were told to go to her line. So we did.
I started unloading and unloading and unloading. All of a sudden I hear a voice - a very, very put-out, indignant, self-righteous voice. "You have some nerve! This line is for 15 or less!" I was able to answer her. "We were told to come here. I was in the other line and they told me to come here." And then I stopped unloading and just stared right back at her. DH turned and told her to talk to the ÂbossÂ pointing to the office.
Did she think that the cashier would have allowed me to start unloading? IÂve been politely waved off by the express checkers. I can understand her being upset. I know I would have been had I been behind me. I also know that with 15 items or less, if IÂm in a hurry I go to the self checkout lanes. She could have done that instead of standing there letting her blood pressure build up.