Line Jumpers: everyone is on to you

To the lady who asked me a question about how I got my coupon at Payless, then proceeded to sign up for the Payless mailing list (5 min.), purchase her many pairs of tights (??), and tell her long saga of tight purchasing and misplacing to the cashier which continued long after she had been handed her receipt and told to have a nice day:

YES, I WAS IN LINE! WHY ELSE WOULD I BE STANDING AT THE REGISTER, COUPON IN HAND, WITH SIX PAIR(BoGo) OF BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOES STACKED ON COUNTER?!?!

The only reasons you got away with it were 1.  I had no children with me and was in no hurry to return home, 2. I assumed you were crazy  (vision of being strangled with tights) and 3. I was having a shitty day.

Note: Line jumpers reading this, do not assume that acting crazy will always keep people from calling bullshit on you.

On another note, but line related:

If someone has been standing in line, then you show up and the cashier says, “Next person in line” the appropriate thing to say to the person who has been waiting is not, “You can go ahead”.  Yes, dumbass, I can and I will and I may because I was THE NEXT PERSON WAITING IN LINE.  You on the other hand were ambling around clueless until you happened to the front of the store somewhere near the register.  That is why you got the blank stare and blink followed by the modified headshake from me. I did not huff because I felt sorry for you. If I sighed loudly through my nostrils, I apologize–that was overkill–I was just thinking about my experience earlier this week (above) and how line issues, while petty, are irritating.

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August 30, 2009. Uncategorized. Leave a comment.