the ancient mariner
I just came back from a "quick" trip to the store to get rice, which I discovered I was out of. Rice pudding without rice just ain’t the same as mother used to make, it just doesn’t do it for me. The lady in front of me at the 10 items or less had about 20 items. The checkout lady wanted her to put everything back into the cart and go to a different location. By the time the argument was settled by the manager the line was about 10 people long, and took twice as long as if she had just rung everything up. But you can not set a precident.
My favorite incident happened about 15 years ago. My wife was not feeling well and about midnight woke me to ask if we had any ice cream in the freezer. It was a very, very hot humid night on LOOOOONG ISLAND. I said no, but one of the supermarkets that stays open 24 hours would have some. SO I drove to the market and got a big bucket of vanilla. Got to the only counter open at that hour and was second in line behind a gentleman who had a six pack of beer in one hand and an attache case in the other. The clerk rung up the sale, while he opened the case which contained nothing but pennies. He started counting them out while vanilla ice cream dripped down my leg. Oy vey !!!!!!!!!!!!!