I was with you for a little while yesterday and I noticed a few things that are troubling me.
After I parked my car, I was walking into the store and I saw this:
Why do you insist on putting the carts here in the middle where they don't belong? There are cart holders (not really sure their official title) all over the parking lot - are you really so exhausted from pushing you 5 items around that you cannot bear to push this cart any further than in front of your parking spot?
Secondly, I believe I was shopping with almost one million other shoppers and there were about 10 of the 25 possible lanes open - so naturally, I found a line and prepared to wait. I went to the magazine rack and got myself some reading material. Found a great new recipe for fresh corn with queso fresco - YUM, I've got to make some of that soon. And read while I waited ... and listened to the woman behind me complain and complain and complain about how long she had to wait.
If I had been prepared to be slapped in the face, this is how the conversation might have progressed:
Other Woman Loudly (OWL): Why aren't more lines open? They know that when there are more people they have to have more lines open? They are always hiring, why can't they have more lines open?
Her Friend: I tried to get a job here once, but you have to take a test and I didn't want to sit through it.
Me: Ma'am, why is it that you like shopping here?
OWL: It's really cheap!
Me: Do you know how they keep it so cheap?
OWL: puzzled look on her face
Me: They don't have a lot of employees!!! So grab yourself a magazine and be patient!
Me: Oh, and put away your dang cart when you're finished!
OWL: slap woman reading Mexican magazine in the face
Well, anyway - not that eloquent...but seriously - can't we stop checking our human dignity at the door and bring it in with us. OR, shop in the middle of the night when no one else is around and then you won't have anything to complain about!
Frustrated Shopper who just Wants Cheap Groceries