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pamela Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-21-11 03:09 AM
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Want to hear a crazy (but true!) grocery store line story?
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This happened to be a few years ago and I swear it's a true story.

I was in a nearby town for an appointment. Afterwards, I went through the drive-through at the bank to get money and then stopped by the Giant store to pick-up some caffeine-free diet Dr. Pepper. When I got to the check-out line, a cashier at the 12 items or less line saw me and waved me over as he opened up that line. Others joined me and soon that line was pretty long, too.

When I went to pay, I realized I had left my wallet in the car. I was very embarrassed and apologetic and the cashier asked if I was paying cash. I said "yes" and he said to go on out and get my wallet and he would just set my stuff aside until I got back. (I think the cash question had something to do with not having to finish the transaction before he shut the register to go on to the next customer.)

I ran out to my car and got my wallet and returned to the store. The line was really long at this point and I told the cashier I would just get back in line. I had the cash in hand and my Dr Pepper was setting there so he said "That's ok. Just let me finish with this customer, it will just take a second to get you checked out." (Or something like that.)

When he finished with the customer, I handed him my money and he started to give me change. The next lady in line went ballistic! She started yelling, "I HATE YOU! I HATE PEOPLE LIKE YOU! I HOPE YOU DIE! I HOPE YOU GET IN A CAR CRASH ON THE WAY HOME AND DIE! I HATE YOU! I HOPE YOU DIE! I HATE PEOPLE LIKE YOU! I HOPE YOU DIE! I HOPE YOU GET IN A CAR CRASH AND DIE!..."

It was awful! She kept screaming that over and over at me. The cashier kept saying "It's not her fault, I told her to step in here..." etc, etc, but she just kept screaming "I HATE YOU! I HATE PEOPLE LIKE YOU! I HOPE YOU DIE! I HOPE YOU GET IN A CAR CRASH ON THE WAY HOME AND DIE! I HATE YOU!"

I swear, just telling this story years later makes me nervous. I was blushing so hard. No shit, 3 hours later when I was back at home and my husband came home, my face was still bright red. I'm slightly socially phobic and everyone who knows me said I was the worst person in the world this could have happened to. Now, every time someone tells a "grocery store line" story I think "Ha! That's nothing!" :blush:
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