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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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  -Want to hear a crazy (but true!) grocery store line story? pamela  Jun-21-11 03:09 AM   #0 
  - You mean you didn't yell back at them  kick-ass-bob   Jun-21-11 07:25 AM   #1 
  - It's over with  Crazy Dave   Jun-21-11 07:33 AM   #2 
  - true that. you haev to get thru the line eventually  seabeyond   Jun-21-11 09:30 AM   #7 
  - Same type of situation happened to me once, at a bank.  PassingFair   Jun-21-11 08:53 AM   #3 
  - It's horribly embarrassing, isn't it.  pamela   Jun-21-11 01:21 PM   #18 
     - That's interesting  marzipanni   Jun-21-11 05:01 PM   #22 
     - afterisms ...  Tuesday Afternoon   Jun-22-11 09:19 PM   #30 
     - good info. thanks for posting the info  Tuesday Afternoon   Jun-22-11 09:20 PM   #31 
  - Whatever would that woman do if she had a real problem?  rurallib   Jun-21-11 09:04 AM   #4 
  - When people forget things.....  demgurl   Jun-21-11 09:23 AM   #5 
  - Me, too!  pamela   Jun-21-11 12:16 PM   #10 
  - You could have said several things...  RedCloud   Jun-21-11 09:29 AM   #6 
  - or my favorite...  chillspike   Jun-21-11 09:32 AM   #9 
  - That woman must have been insane  chillspike   Jun-21-11 09:31 AM   #8 
  - Insane-definitely, racist-probably not  pamela   Jun-21-11 12:38 PM   #12 
     - Sounds like a scene from a John Waters movie!  KamaAina   Jun-23-11 11:13 AM   #33 
     - sounds chemical, maybe pills, booze or the lack of pills (off her meds)  KurtNYC   Jun-23-11 02:56 PM   #34 
  - If this happens again and you want payback, all you have to do is laugh.  mikeytherat   Jun-21-11 12:34 PM   #11 
  - That was my thought too  blue_onyx   Jun-21-11 10:43 PM   #27 
  - Sorry, pamela. Wish I had been at that Giant at the moment!  elleng   Jun-21-11 12:44 PM   #13 
  - I'm on the Eastern Shore but this was Annapolis.  pamela   Jun-21-11 12:55 PM   #14 
     - Gotcha, but I might have a panic attack driving Annap>Easton!  elleng   Jun-21-11 01:05 PM   #17 
  - Not quite as bad, but a similar situation happened to  LibDemAlways   Jun-21-11 12:55 PM   #15 
  - Now you need to post that on  kentauros   Jun-21-11 08:25 PM   #25 
  - You should have kissed her full on the mouth  Orrex   Jun-21-11 12:57 PM   #16 
  - If it helps,  LiberalAndProud   Jun-21-11 01:32 PM   #19 
  - I worked in retail food for many a year.  Ikonoklast   Jun-21-11 01:41 PM   #20 
  - I was surprised that management didn't step in.  pamela   Jun-21-11 04:16 PM   #21 
  - The Giants here use mostly young clerks (cheap). I've been asked what both a lime and broccoli were  HopeHoops   Jun-21-11 07:20 PM   #23 
  - I go to the most boring stores in the world -- and for that I am thankful.  Tuesday Afternoon   Jun-21-11 08:07 PM   #24 
  - Pamela do not shop if you ever go to Paris. They have totally different rules there in line  applegrove   Jun-21-11 09:08 PM   #26 
  - Years ago I was at Charles deGaulle Airport checking in for  LibDemAlways   Jun-21-11 10:44 PM   #28 
     - I was in line to put my coat in the coatcheck of the Musee D'Orsay. I was in the back of the line.  applegrove   Jun-21-11 10:52 PM   #29 
  - My crazy (but true!) grocery store line story...  hunter   Jun-22-11 11:15 PM   #32 

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